Galway Urban Sanitary Authority
Reference code: LA3
Title: Galway Urban Sanitary Authority
Date(s): 1874-1920
Extent: 6 volumes
Location: National University of Ireland, Galway
Biographical History

The Galway Urban Sanitary Authority was set up in 1874 to manage public health matters in the town. It was setup under the Public Health Act of 1874 and took over responsibility from the Galway Town Commissioners for the provision of sewers and removal of nuisances.

Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer

This collection was deposited at University College Galway Library by the Town Clerk of Galway Urban District Council on 9 September 1937.

Scope and Content

The minutes of the Galway Urban Sanitary Authority list the date of each meeting, the attendance, Reports of Committees, record of sanitary work performed, correspondence and special business. Meeting typically took place at monthly intervals, the vast majority of the Authority's business concerned the provision of running water, sewers and inspection of houses or buildings.

System of arrangement

The minute books in this collection are arranged chronologically.

Conditions governing access

The material in this collection is available to all bone fide researchers and subject to the conditions of access governing the consultation of archival material at the James Hardiman Library. No material may be reproduced from this collection without the written permission of the archivist and reproductions are subject to the conditions of access. The most appropriate form of reference is title of item: date of item: reference number (LA3/?), James Hardiman Archives, NUI, Galway. For a full statement of the conditions of access please see:

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