Thursday 24 October 2013

Galway County Council launches Digital Archives

The formal launch of Galway County Council's Digital Archive will take place tomorrow, Friday 25 October, at Cliften Library at 3:30pm. Cllr Liam Carroll, mayor of Galway County Council will be doing the honours.

After the formalities, Kathleen Villiers-Tuthill will present a lecture on the Clifden Poor Law Union.

The Digital Archive is already available, free, here. It presents a small selection of the county's archives collection, including some of the most important and most requested records. These include the Burial Ground Registers for Tuam from October 1882 to 1920 and the Clifden Poor Law Union archives, the latter consisting primarily of 84 Board of Guardians minute books dating from 1849 to 1921 (many gaps), together with some letter books and a diet book.