Ennistymon Union Minute Books

Book No. 2 

Meetings held from 28th March 1845 - 4th July 1845

[284]
Meeting held on Friday the 28th March, l845.

The register book was signed from No. 1125 to No. 1139.

The clerk reported that the contractor for turf has not perfected his bond for the performance of his contract.
[285]
The treasurer's book of receipts and payments was produced by which it appeared that there had been

s

d
Received during the week

34

8

5
Paid during the week

34

5

0
Balance in favour of the guardians

129

15

9
Rates collected and lodged

34

8

4 1/2
Rates remaining

196

12

8 1/2
[286]
Cost of provisions and necessities received

9

16

0 3/4
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

15

1

0 3/4
General cost of an inmate

0

1

0

[287] Read:
- Commissioners' letter of the l9th inst. with respect to the irregularity of giving leave of absence to
paupers.
- Communciation from the Board of Education with respect to an application for books for the school of this workhouse.

Cornelius O' Brien Esq. M.P. arrives at this stage of the business.
- letter from the Belfast Union containing the report of a committee appointed by the board of guardians of that union to consider and report on the intended law of settlement bill in England which was read and adopted by that board on the 4th March, l845.

- letter from the board of guardians of the Letterkenny Union with respect to a resolution which that board had come to on the 7th March, l845, discontinuing relief to vagrants, strolling beggars, etc. etc.

- letter from the Milford Union from George Duggan, clerk of works of that union workhouse with respect to an investigation held before John Seymour Esq., regarding the conduct of the said Mr. Duggan.
[288]
The clerk laid the half yearly abstract of this union accounts of the 29th Sept. last before the board and they were signed by the chairman.
Proposed by Michael Considine, Seconded by Peter O' Loughlin,
- that Cornelius O' Brien M.P. be the chairman of board for the ensuing year. Carried unanimously.

Proposed by Mathius Kenny seconded by Michael Considine.
- that Francis G. Morony Esq. be the vice chairman of the board for the ensuing year, carried unanimously.

Proposed by Peter O' Loughlin, seconded by Michael Considine,
- that Matt Kenny Esq. be the deputy vice chairman of this board for the ensuing year. Carried unanimously.

Resolved that 3 weeks be extended to the collectors to pay up their balances from this date.
[289]
Medical Report
:
Since last report we have had no new case of fever and only one patient labouring under that disease remains in hospital. He also is convalescent. We have had no death.

                                            Charles Finucane
                                            Medical Officer.

It appearing to the board that Michael Hogan, turf contractor was unable to find securities,
Resolved that tenders for turf be invited for the llth April next, the contractor to have his securities at the board, and it is further resolved that in consequence of the disappointment in Hogan's case, that our clerk do in future make it a part of all advertisements that all persons whose tenders may be accepted will be called upon to enter into the usual bond on the day the tender will be accepted.

Resolved that we further agree with Messrs. Hayes and  Carrigg, for the supplying of 27 pairs of shoes to match those children in the schools which those on hands are too large for and for the price formerly agreed on for the last 40 pair, namely 2/6 per pair.
[290]
Resolved
that checks be drawn for the following sums in favour of the undermentioned persons, viz.

s

d
Edward O'Dwyer for medicines to 25th March

23

12

4
Charles Finucane 1/4 salary to 25th March

6

5

0
James McDonough for mangle and shower bath

9

2

0
Michael Kerin collector of rate for poundage at 6d. on 400,

10

0

0
Michael Owen collector of rate for poundage at 6d per pound on

5

8

3
Charles Carrigg for erection of an altar

20

l0

0
Patrick O'Dwyer for groceries

5

4

0
Robert Wiggins for spoons

0

l9

10
Patrick Quinn for coffins

0

l9

0
Mrs Moran for milk

40

0

0

Proposed:

- that our clerk do advertise for tenders for the 16th May next for a shoemaker and taylor [sic] who may be competent to teach the boys their respective trades and to keep the several articles of their trades in repair.
Proposed as an amendment that no such advertisement does take place.
On a division there appeared for the original motion 10, against it and for the amendment 2.

[291]
Meeting held on Friday the 4th April, l845.

The register book was signed from No. 1140 to No. 1140.
The clerk reported that turf was advertised for, for the llth inst.
[292]
The treasurer's book of receipts and payments was produced by which it appeared that there had been

s

d
Received during the week

30

3

4
Paid during the week

153

17

3
Balance in favour of the guardians

6

1

10
Rates collected and lodged

30

3

4
Rates remaining

166

9

4 1/2
[293] Cost of provisions and necessities received

16

6

11 3/4
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

14

19

11 3/4
General cost of an inmate

0

1

0

[294]
Read
:
- Commissioners' letter of the 28th ult. as regards the monthly return of union funds.
- Commissioners' letter of the 2nd inst. accompanying a copy of a memorial from John Rynn with regard to the last election of guardians.
- Letter from Mr. Matthews, auditor, of 2nd inst. requiring the abstract of the union accounts to 25th March last as early as possible. Also, one from Mr. Hancock requesting the appointment of wardens.
This board requests that the master will be prepared on this day fortnight to show what accommodation in the way of furniture etc. can be afforded out of the workhouse for the use of the fever wards when finished and what other matters will be necessary in order to anticipate the wants of the fever hospital against its being opened.
After the admission of some paupers, Cornelius O'Brien M.P. entered the board and was solicited to take the chair.
[295]
Michael Considine gives notice that he will on this day fortnight move to rescind the resolution which the board had come to on the 28th ult. of receiving tenders on the l6th May next from shoemakers or tailors in order that one of each trade may be appointed to teach their respective trades to the boys who may be inmates of this workhouse.

Resolved
:- that Daniel Considine gets a check for 3.15.3 for straw.
- that Thomas Looney gets l0 days [leave] of absence as he wants to release a security who is sued for a debt of his.
- that Mathias McNamara gets one week leave of absence as he conceives the open air may relieve him being very asthmatic.
- that Mary Fahy gets leave of absence with her young child for one week.
- that Nancy Ensk gets leave of absence for eight days to see after some articles belonging to her that were pawned.

The lindsey woolsey contracted for by Pat O' Dwyer was laid before the board and approved of.
Resolved that our clerk do write to Mr. Shannon, revising valuator, to request of him to attend the board on this day fortnight.

No meeting on 11th April 1845

s

d
Cost of provisions and necessities received

13

3

11 1/2
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

14

12

1 3/4

[296]
Meeting held on Friday the l8th of April, l845.

The register book was signed from No. 1141 to No. 1148.
[297]
The treasurer's book of receipts and payments was produced by which it appeared that there had been

s

d
Received during the week

52

19

7
Paid during the week

20

15

1
Balance in favour of the guardians

39

14

5
Rates collected and lodged

52

19

7
Rates remaining

115

17

9 1/2
[298] Cost of provisions and necessities received

13

10

6 1/4
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

14

5

3 1/2
General cost of an inmate

0

1

0

[299]
Read:
- Letter from Mr. Hancock A.P.L.C. of the 29th ult. with respect to John Molloy's admission into the Richmond Institution.
- Letter from Patrick Sheridan, Dublin, enclosing samples of cocoanut fibre.
- Commissioners' letter of the 3rd April including a form of return relative to the vaccination arrangements of this union.
- Commissioners' letter of llth April, l845 with reference to some discrepancies which appeared on
abstract form 5, etc.
- Letter from the North Dublin Union containing a petition to both Houses of Parliament on the Law of Settlement in England.
[300]
- Commissioners' letter bearing date l6th April, inst. with respect to the irregularity of giving leave of absence to paupers.
Resolved that Biddy Ahern gets leave of absence for one week to go see a letter that has come from her husband from America.
Mr. C. O' Brien, the chairman, enters and is solicited to take the chair at this stage of the proceedings.
Read tenders for turf.
Resolved that we accept of Mr. Pat O' Dwyer's tender at five pence per box for 2800 of good turf to be delivered on lst September next.

Medical Report:
There are 21 patients in hospital, 3 of whom are recovering from fever of which disease, we had only 2 new cases since the 11th of this month. John Culligan died of scrophila since last meeting.

                                            James Shannon
                                            Medical Officer
[301]
Read letter from Mr. John Morony, an Ennis guardian, which was ordered to be put on the minutes and was directed to Mr. Kenny.
Copy of Mr. Morony's letter as follows:-

Dear Sir,
I have recently heard that some opposition exists amongst your board of guardians to the introduction of tradesmen to the workhouse, for the instruction of the boys. I am really surprised that the idea could be for a moment entertained as one visit to our workhouse would prove the usefulness of the system to you. As a guardian, and an old acquaintance, I have to observe that in point of saving, we feel the great advantage of having a master shoemaker, taylor [sic] and weaver. We have not purchased one yard of cloth, frize [sic] or flannel for the last 3 years, but have a sufficient supply manufactured in the house. Our male and female paupers are completely clothed and only at the cost of the raw materials, which indeed is very trifling compared to the large bills we should otherwise have to pay, and we have it in our power to instruct the youth committed to our care and protection, and really for whom we are strictly responsible in our belief and moral view. You would feel sincere pleasure in seeing some of the young boys we have transferred to respectable tradesmen in the town as apprentices.
[302]
They left the workhouse with a good idea of the trades we put them to, and masters outside find it a great advantage to employ such lads. I assure you I had yesterday evening at Mr. Richard Sweeny's shop in Gaol Street to see a little fellow of ours at work in the shoemaking department, and it gave me great pleasure to find how well he was getting on. All our ablebodied women and young girls are employed in the spinning establishment, both at flax and wool particularly the latter as the consumption is greater. The flannel is dyed for peticoats, and as to frize [sic] we have it in abundance and of a fine quality and never have to purchase a pair of shoes, no - but have some score pairs lying by. These are advantages which I would like to see enjoyed by every board of guardians as the blessing of the parents and of the youths themselves must reach those who cultivate them. The master shoemaker has 10 a year and rations, the tailor and weaver 8 each, and I wish we had other  tradesmen who would give instruction in their business as society would improve thereby.

With best wishes, I remain dear Sir,
Yours truly,
John Morony.

Resolved:
- that Peter Hayes and Patrick Carrigg get a check for 14.15.0, being the balance due to them for shoes.
- that Pat O'Dwyer get a cheque for 25.2.11 for dowlas and linsey woolsey.
[303]
- that William Lawlor gets a cheque for l.l9.2 for repairs on tins.
- that a cheque be drawn in favour of Michael Walsh, master, for 3 to purchase books from the National Board of Education for the use of the male and female schools.
- that the clerk gets an order for 1/2 ream paper, 1 1b. wax, 1 oz. of wafers and 1/2 gross quills.
- that John Donohue gets a cheque for 10 in part-payment of boundary wall.
Proposed that the day for receiving tenders from the shoemakers and tailors be adjourned to Friday the 23rd May next and further that a master weaver be also advertised for.
Moved as an amendment that the resolution do exclude the weaver; original resolution carried.

Mr. John McNamara gives notice that he will, on the 2nd May next, move to have the paupers now in the house, and those hereafter to be admitted, placed on the electoral divisions to which each may belong and that the board be summoned for that day. And, he also gives notice that he will move on that day that a visiting committee shall be appointed weekly.
[304]
Resolved
:
- that in future milk is substituted in place of gruel for the dinner of the paupers.
- that the report of the master concerning the furniture of the fever ward be considered satisfactory.
- that the settlement of the accounts of the several collectors be taken up in the first instance on this day fortnight.
- that the parish wardens of last year be appointed for the ensuing year.

No meeting on 25th April 1845

s

d
Cost of provisions and necessities received

15

2

10 3/4
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

14

0

0 3/4

[305]
Meeting held on Friday the 2nd of May, l845.

The register book was signed from No. 1149 to No. 1170.
[306]
The treasurer's book of receipts and payments was produced by which it appeared that there had been

s

d
Received during the week

8

15

0
Paid during the week

29

14

2
Balance in favour of the guardians

18

15

3
Rates collected and lodged

8

15

0
Rates remaining

107

2

9 1/2
[307] Cost of provisions and necessities received

13

4

10 1/2
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

15

7

4 3/4
General cost of an inmate

0

1

0

[308]
Read Letter
- from John O' Brien Esq. M.P of 21st April, expressing his regret at not being in a capacity to attend the board as an ex-officio guardian, he having resigned the Commission of the Peace early in the last month.
- Commissioners' letter of the 21st ult. requiring vaccination return which has been transmitted through the post office on the l5th April to the Commissioners.
- of the 22nd April making enquiry why the union accounts were not ready for audit on the l9th ult. as appears by Mr. Matthew's letter of that date.
- of the 23rd ult. with respect to the instalment due for the audit fund.
- of the 22nd ult. transmitting a copy of an order of the House of Commons calling for a return of fever patients in fever hospital.
[309]
- of the 23rd April, requiring a return of the number of insane persons on the 31st March l845.
- annual report of Cowpock Institution dated April 12, l845.
- of the 30th ult. as regards the irregularity of a resolution passed on the l8th April last, giving leave of absence to Biddy Aherne contrary to the Commissioners' regulations.
- Commissioners' letter of the 30th ult. sanctioning milk as a substitute for gruel for dinner in the workhouse dietary.
- On the subject of leave of absence to paupers and stating that they would hold the master responsible for any departure from the rules in that respect.

Medical Report
Biddy Whelan, aged 40, died of phthisis on last evening.
We have no fever in the house at present.
                            Charles Finucane
                            Medical Officer.
[310]
Resolved
that a nurse tender be advertised for, for this day 3 weeks and that the Commissioners in the meantime do sanction the appointment.

Proposed that the several paupers now in the house remain as at present on the union at large, but that from henceforth able paupers admitted be placed on their electoral divisions or the union at large as they may appear legally to belong to.
Resolved that 500 copies of certificates for wardens be printed and distributed agreeable to the form recommended by Mr. Hancock A.P.L. Commissioner.

In reference to the master's journal:-
Resolved:
- that the master does not receive bad potatoes or bad provisions or necessaries of any kind in future and that notice be served upon the contractor to remove the potatoes at present in the house, not being of good quality, and that when any bad article does arrive, the same be delivered to the person sending it, and that the master does, at the expence of the contractor, procure the same description, or other kind of good quality, for the paupers.
[311]
- that the tender for the furniture of the fever hospital be referred to the visiting committee, who will meet in the ensuing weekend and who will report to the board on this day week.
- that Mr. O' Brien's letter be transmitted to the Poor Law Commissioners with the view of having an order issued to appoint an ex-officio guardians in the stead of Mr. O' Brien, retired.
- that Mr. O' Brien's letter be transmitted to the Commissioners with the view of ascertaining the regular amount of rent due of the workhouse.
- that a check be issued in favour of the Bank of Ireland, to pay the audit fund, for 10.0.0.
- that Mr. Mathias Kenny, Mr. Cornelius O' Brien and Mr. Thomas Stack be appointed a visiting committee for the ensuing week.
- that 610 yards of dowlas be advertised for and 3 sets of brushes.

No meeting on the 9th of May 1845

s

d
Cost of provisions and necessities received

90

15

4
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

14

2

8 1/2

No meeting on 16th May 1845

s

d
Cost of provisions and necessities received

8

17

11 1/2
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

14

4

0 1/2

[312]
Meeting held on Friday the 23rd of May, l845.
[313]
The register book was signed from No. 1171 to No. 1171.
The clerk reported:
- that the visiting committee ordered at the last meeting did meet accordingly.
- that he has advertised for the nurse tender for the fever ward, and that he has advertised for 610 yards of dowlas and 3 sets of brushes.

The treasurer's book of receipts and payments was produced by which it appeared that there had been

s

d
Received during the week

14

6

2
Paid during the week

35

2

11
Balance against the guardians

2

1

6
[314] Rates collected and lodged

14

6

2
Rates remaining

107

2

9 1/2
[315] Cost of provisions and necessities received

9

18

4 3/4
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

13

15

2 1/4
General cost of an inmate

0

1

0

[316]
Read:
- Commissioners' letter of the 6th inst. respecting a return relative to the relief of fever patients required from the clerk.
- Treasurer's letter of the 5th inst. enclosing a bank order for 10 in favour of Wm. Graves Esq., Secretary to the Bank of Ireland, towards the audit fund which he requested the clerk to forward himself.
- Commissioners' letter of the 8th inst. requiring the collective no. of days for the 1/2 year ended 25th March, l844.
- Commissioners' letter of the 8th inst. informing the guardians of their readiness to sanction the appointment of a paid nurse for the fever ward, and requesting at the same time to be informed what amount of salary the guardians would propose to give.
- Commissioners' letter of the 12th May, relative the appointment of an ex-officio guardian in the room of John O' Brien Esq. M.P.
- Auditor's letter of the l3th inst. informing the clerk he would be here at 12 o' clock on the 31st inst. for the purpose of auditing the union account.
[317]
- Treasurer's letter of the 13th inst. enclosing a credit receipt for 14.6.2, on account of James Callinan, who was a defaulting rate collector in Burren, Drumcreehy and Rathborney.
- of the l3th inst. enclosing a return of persons whose tenements do not contain 1 statute acre etc. with several other queries.
- of the l7th ult. accompanying an order for election of guardians to supply existing vacancies in this union which order was laid before the board.

Resolved:
- that John O' Dwyer, Daniel Considine and Thomas Stack be the visiting committee for the next week, and to report to the board the names of such persons in the house as ought to be discharged.
- that the potatoe [sic] contractor gets an opportunity for one week to improve the quality of the supply of potatoes.
- that tenders be invited for the furniture of the fever ward to be opened on this day fortnight, each department of the furniture to be made the subject of a specific tender, specifying on the back of the tender what the tender is for and that a chair with casters, of such plan as will be given by the doctor, be also included.
[318]
- that the salary of the nurse tender be fixed at 6 a year.
Read tenders for nurse tender.
- that Ellen Sexton be appointed nurse tender for the fever ward at the salary of 6 a year and such rations as the porter has and that she be required to visit the fever hospital of the county and become acquainted with the duties of nurses there, and that she does so at her own expense, and that the salary does not commence until she is called upon to act by the board.
- that the salary of the master shoemaker be fixed at 8 a year.
Proposed by Mr. Thomas Morony, seconded by Mr. Burdet Morony that George McGlorty be appointed the shoemaker.
Proposed by Mr. John O' Dwyer, seconded by Thomas Stack that Daniel Lysaght be appointed shoemaker.
[319]
Upon a division, Daniel Lysaght was appointed by a majority 8 to 4 at a salary of 8 a year and the paupers' rations.
Resolved:
- that the salary of the weaver be fixed at a sum not exceeding 8 a year and the rations of a pauper.
- that the salary of the master taylor be fixed at 6 and the paupers' rations.
- that tenders be invited from master weavers and taylors against this day fortnight.
- that this day 3 weeks be the day fixed for appointing an ex-officio guardian in the room of John O' Brien, Esq. M.P.
- that Michael, Mary, John and Margaret Wilson be discharged, not being admitted but temporarily.
In reference to the master's journal.
Resolved:
- that Michael Crowe and Austin Henchy be applied to work in future, all hours of labour, as they are making no progress in the school.
[320]
- that John Beauman be appointed to sweep the chimnies at the salary of 1.10.0 a year, to attend once a month and to sweep such chimneys as the master requires.
The poundage of 6d. being considered insufficient remuneration for the trouble of the collector,
- that 9d. in the be allowed poundage to the collectors in this union.

No meeting on 30th May 1845

s

d
Cost of provisions and necessities received

35

1

2 1/2
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

13

12

8 3/4

[321]
Meeting held on Friday 6th June, l845.

The register book was signed from No. 1172 to No. 1179.
The clerk reported:
- that he has readvertised for the furniture of the fever ward and for master weavers and taylors.
[322]
The treasurer's book of receipts and payments was produced by which it appeared that there had been

s

d
Received during the week

30

8

5
Paid during the week

0

0

0
Balance in favour of the guardians

28

6

11
Rates collected and lodged

30

8

5
Rates remaining

76

14

4
[323] Cost of provisions and necessities received

9

8

4 3/4
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

13

7

2
General cost of an inmate

0

1

0 1/2

[324]
Read:
- letter from the Public Works Loan Office, Southsea House, London of 22 May l845, with regard to the sum of 235 being allowed out of the sum of 8,400, being 2 instalements due to the Exchequer Loan Commission.
- Commissioners' letter of the 23rd May, 1845 accompanying a return to be corrected.
- Mr. Matthew, auditors' annual report of the security of officers of 31 May l845.
- Commissioners' letter of the 28th ult. accompanying form of monthly returns of union funds.
- Commissioners' letter of the 31st May, 1845, with respect to ...... ordered by the House of Lords.
- Commissioners' letter of the 26th May, '45, with respect to the returning officers a/c.
- Copy of a letter from John S. O'Brien Esq. bearing date 26th May, l845, to the Commissioners with respect to rent due of the workhouse premises.
[325]
- Commissioners' letter of the 28th May, '45, accompanying Mr. O'Brien's letter and requesting the guardians would pay Mr. O'Brien's claims.
- Commissioners' letter of the 4th inst. accompanying an order for the appointment of an ex-officio guardian.
The order above referred to was laid before the board.
Read letter from the Public Work Loan Office bearing date 2nd June inst. intimating that the 3rd instalment of the loan of 8,400 borrowed from the Exchequer Loan Commission will be due on the lst of next month.

Medical Report:
There are l7 patients in hospital. We are tolerably free from fever at present, having one only suffering from that disease. We want the medicine mentioned in the accompanying list for the use of the surgery.
                                James Shannon.
                                Medical Officer.

Resolved that checks be drawn for the following sums, viz.

s

d
Master, 1 qr. salary to 25 March '45

7

l0

0
Clerk, 1 qr. salary to 25 March '45

10

0

0
Matron, 1 qr. salary to 25 March '45

5

0

0
Schoolmistress, 1 qr. salary to 25 March '45

2

10

0
John Malony, smith, 1 qr. salary to 25 March '45

2

9

9

[326]
Medicine wanted for the Ennisymon workhouse June 6th, l845.

Adhesive Plaster, 3 yards.
Lint, 4 Pounds.
Tincture of Opium, l pint.
Oil of peppermint, 2 ounces.
Caster oil, half a dozen.
Linseed oil, half a gallon.
Hydrodate of potash, 4 ounces
........ of lead, 4 ounces.
Linseed meal, 2 stone.

            James Shannon
                Medical Doctor.

The clerk laid the half yearly abstracts of the union a/c's ending 25 March last before the board and they were signed by the chairman.
Resolved that 3 weeks be extended to Michael Guthrie, collector, to pay up the balance of his rate.

From the deterioration of potatoes this season of the year,
Resolved that 1/2 lb. of potatoes be added to the present dietary of all classes in the house.
Resolved that Charles Doherty be appointed master weaver at 8 a year and the paupers' rations, his salary to commence when he is called upon to work by this board.
[327]
Resolved
that Patrick Fitzpatrick be appointed master taylor at 6 a year and the paupers' rations. Salary to commence when he is called upon to act by the guardians.
Read tenders for furniture of fever ward.
Resolved that Michael O'Brien be declared the contractor for the carpenter's and cooper's part of the furniture for the sum of 37.l3.6.
Resolved that we accept William Lawlor's tender for 30 platters at 5d each, 30 quart saucepans at 4d each, and l pint and half pint at 6d.
Resolved that 32 copies of the abstracts of the union accounts be printed for distribution among the guardians.
Mr. MacNamara gives notice that he will, on this day fortnight, move to have all the voting papers of the Ennistymon Electoral Division laid before the board.
Persuant to the resolution of the 23rd ult. resolved that a check be given for l.l0.0, being a quarter salary in accordance to Mrs. Ellen Sexton, nurse tender to the fever hospital, to enable her to proceed to Ennis to receive instruction there.

[328]
Meeting held on Friday the 13th June, l845.

The register book was signed from No. 1180 to No. 1181.
The clerk reported:
- that Michael O' Brien and his sureties have perfected their bond for as much of the furniture of the fever ward as Michael O' Brien was contracted for.

The treasurer's book of receipts and payments was produced by which it appeared that there had been

s

d
Received during the week

0

0

0
Paid during the week

28

19

9
[329] Balance against the guardians

0

12

10
Rates collected and lodged

0

0

0
Rates remaining

76

14

4
[330] Cost of provisions and necessities received

9

9

8
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

13

10

5 1/4
General cost of an inmate

0

1

0 1/2

[331]
Read:
- Letter from the Union of Downpatrick dated 2nd June, l845, enquiring how much, (if any), of the loan for building the workhouse has as yet been paid by the guardians.
- Commissioners' letter of the 7th inst. as regards the vacancy in the Carron Electoral Division by the death of the late Mr. Shannon, who was guardian for that division.
- Letter from the Public Works Loan Office dated 2nd June, l845, requiring payment of 3 instalments of the loan of 8,400, last instalment of which will be due on the lst July next.
- Commissioners' letter of the l0th inst. accompanying the last letter above referred to.
- Commissioners' letter of the llth inst. accompanying a copy of the last receipt received by the Commissioners from the late Andrew Stackpoole Esq. being for the rent due to 29th September, l843.
- Commissioners' letter of the llth inst. sanctioning the appointment of Patrick Fitzpatrick, taylor, and making enquiry whether the guardians intend to manufacture goods for sale as regards the weaving department.

[332]
Resolved
that it is the intention of the board not to sell any manufacture as regards the weaving department, but to make flannels and frizes for the use of the paupers.

Mr O'Brien, chairman, arrived when the admission of paupers was taking place.

Doctor's Report:
There are l8 patients in hospital at present. We had 2 new cases of fever amongst children since last meeting.
A patient named Peg Carthy, aged 45, died of diarrhea on the llth June.

                                    James Shannon,
                                    Medical Doctor.

Resolved:
- that our clerk does advertise for tenders from competent persons to build the stables and carriage house according to the plan and specification in the custody of the clerk.
- that the master gets an order for l0 barrels of lime for whitewashing.
- that our clerk do write to Mr. Herbert informing him that it is necessary he should attend the board on this day week, and to request of him to visit the Ennis Workhouse and ascertain the mode of establishing steaming apparatus for preparing potatoes.
[333] - that we accept the tender of Robert Wiggins for one set of blacklead brushes @ 3/6 and 2 sets of shoe brushes @ 2/6 each.
- that the porter gets a suit of clothes.

Mr. Daniel Considine will move on this day fortnight that any resolution concerning the dietary of master tradesmen be rescinded and that they get the same diet now allowed for the porter.
- that the porter gets leave of absence for a few days.

No meeting on the 20 June, l845.

s

d
Cost of provisions and necessities received

9

16

2 1/2
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

14

1

5 3/4

[334]
Meeting held on Friday the 27th of June, l845.

The register book was signed from No. 1182 to No. 1184.
The clerk reported:
- that tenders were invited for building the stables and carriage houses according to previous orders.
[335]

The treasurer's book of receipts and payments was produced by which it appeared that there had been

s

d
Received during the week

28

12

0
Paid during the week

0

0

0
Balance in favour of the guardians

27

19

2
Rates collected and lodged

28

12

0
Rates remaining

2157

1

7 1/8
[336] Cost of provisions and necessities received

9

19

7
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

14

2

9 3/4
General cost of an inmate

0

1

2 1/2

[337] Read:
- Commissioners' letter of the l8th inst. sanctioning the appointment of Charles Doherty as master weaver to this workhouse at the salary of 8 a year and an allowance of rations.
- Commissioners' letter of the 20th June inst. requiring the date of the approval of the abstract form 5 by the board of guardians to be inserted therein, the abstract being delivered to the clerk for that purpose.
- of the 25th inst. respecting a communication from the master of the workhouse with regard to the boundary wall.

Medical Report:
There are 20 patients in hospital suffering from various chronic affections, we have no case of fever in the house at present.

                James Shannon.
                Medical Doctor.

Resolved that checks be drawn for the following sums, viz.

s

d
Michael McDonough, R. Officer, election expenses

16

9

l0
James Shannon, M.D. 3 months salary to 25 March

6

5

0
Laurence Egan, schoolmaster,
3 months salary to 25 March


3


15


0
John McNamara, porter,
3 months salary to 25 March


2


10


0
Michael Walsh, master, expenses

1

4

8

[338]
Read tenders for stables and carriage houses pursuant to advertisement.
The chairman arrives.
It appearing to the board that 2 stables and coach houses will be sufficient and that a linney may answer all the proposals,
Resolved:
- that the consideration of tenders for making those buildings be deferred until Mr. Herbert arrives and that our clerk does request his attendance on the 4th of July next.
- that Mr. Mc Namara's notice of motion for the production of voting papers be put off until the 4th of July next, if he wishes then to proceed on it.
- that the dietary of the master tradesmen be the same as that of the porter, when they are called on.
- that the following be a visiting committee for the next week viz:
Thomas Stack
Michael Considine
John O'Dwyer
[339]
- that the schoolmistress does get a fortnight leave of absence and that her sister does her duty in the
meantime.
- that 62 suits of boys clothing be had from Mr. O'Dwyer the former contractor at 5/9 per suit and 276 yard of flannel for girls clothing same as last and at the same price.
- that an order for 6 dozen brooms, 2 dozen of brushes and 2 dusting brushes with 6 whitewash brushes be given to Robert Wiggins, the contractor.

[340]
Meeting held on Friday the 4th of July 1845.

The register book was signed from No. 1185 to No. 1190.
The clerk reported:
That he wrote to Mr. Herbert according to the boards order and that Mr. Herbert has attended.

The treasurer's book of receipts and payments was produced by which it appeared that there had been

s

d
Received during the week

0

0

0
Paid during the week

27

14

6
[341] Balance in favour of the guardians

0

4

8
Rates collected and lodged

0

0

0
Rates remaining

2157

1

7 1/8
[342] Cost of provisions and necessities received

11

13

0 3/4
Cost of provisions and necessities consumed

13

17

1
General cost of an inmate

0

1

1 1/2

Read
- Commissioners' order, bearing date June 26th 1845, respecting the payment to be here after made to the audit fund a/c.
- Commissioners' letter of the 30th of June 1845 which accompanied the above order.
The clerk laid the copy of the lease of the workhouse site before the board.

[343]
- Commissioners' order, bearing date 30th June 1845, for the election of a guardian for the Carron Electoral Division.
- Commissioners' letter, of the 2nd of July 1845, which accompanied the above order.
- Commissioners' letter, of the 28th of June last, accompanying a monthly return of the accounts.
Resolved that after the declaration of Ross O'Loughlin that this board does forego the sum of 2.5.7 of the first rate made in the Electoral Division of Ennistymon.

The voting papers of the Ennistymon Division having been laid before the board by the unanimous consent of the board, it was
Resolved that the further consideration of them be postponed to this day 3 weeks and that in the interval the ratepayers of said division may be at liberty to call for and examine their respective papers.

Medical Report
Since last report we have had 2 cases of fever. We have had no death.
                                            Charles Finucane, M.D.
[344]
Resolved
:
- that our clerk be required to invite tenders against this day fortnight from competent persons to perform all the work specified on the plan made by John Herbert for sewers to take off the soil and nuisance from the cesspools.
- that a check be drawn in favour of Patrick Walsh for 12s for surveying the workhouse.
- that this board are of opinion that 2 stables and a coachhouse will be sufficient for the accommodation of the guardians and that Mr. John Herbert be requested to draw a new plan and specification and that our clerk do advertise for contractors against this day fortnight, the sum not to exceed 100.
- that our clerk does advertise for the additional articles required for the fever hospital, viz: 9 blinds of grey callico for southern windows, 4 metal saucepans, 4 clothes baskets, 4 iron tongs, 1 poker, 1 fire shovel, 1 iron brand, 2 bells with pulls properly hung as will be directed, 1 boiler 23 inches by 19 1/2 with grates, dampers, sweep hole shutter, set same as boiler in bathroom with timber etc. etc. The building a wall and drain of solid masonry, according to the specification to be seen with the clerk.
[345]
- that the following persons be the visiting committee for the ensuing week to attend on Monday next, viz:
Daniel Considine, Thomas Stack, and John O'Dwyer.

The master having submitted 8 dietaries for the sick, and they have been approved of by the medical officer,
Resolved that they be adopted hereforth, viz:
1: ordinary or house diet.
2: 12 ozs. of bread and 1 qt. milk.
3: 8 ozs. of bread and 3 pints of milk.
4: 4 ozs. of bread and 2 qts. of milk.
5: 2 ozs. bread, 1 qt. milk and 1 qt. of tea.
6: 4 ozs. bread, 1 pint milk, 1qt of tea, and 6 oz. of wine.
7: 8 ozs. bread, 1 qt milk, 1 pint coffee, & 8 ozs. of meal.
8: 16 ozs. bread, 1 qt milk, 1 sm. bottle of porter, 1 pint tea.

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