Dublin Poor Law Unions Board Of Guardians Minute Books Browse

Browse through the minute books of the four Dublin Poor Law Union Boards of Guardians to find out how they oversaw the workhouses in their care. The Dublin workhouses were among the largest in Ireland and took in people from all over the country. Perhaps your ancestors were on a Board or among the inmates of the workhouses. These records provide a fascinating insight into the social care provided for the poor of Ireland over 80 years in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Find out how the workhouses coped with the unprecedented demands of the Great Famine or the aftermath of the 1916 Rising. You can find out about life in the workhouses and read individual case histories that came before the Board in their regular meetings.

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