Identity Statement for Kilmore Dispensary District

  • Reference code: IE UCDA P42
  • Title: Records of Kilmore Dispensary District, Monaghan Poor Law Union
  • Dates: 1853–1918
  • Level of description: Fonds
  • Extent: 1 box
  • Context
  • Content and Structure
  • Conditions of Access and Use

Institutional History

Established by the Medical Charities Act 1851 as subdivisions of each Poor Law Union in the country, dispensary districts initially were responsible for public health matters through the appointment of medical officers, the establishment of dispensaries, and the provision of public health programmes such as vaccination. With the inception of civil registration of births, marriages and deaths in 1864, dispensary districts became registration districts, with the medical officer usually appointed registrar and responsible for making quarterly returns to the General Register Office, Dublin. Kilmore Dispensary District was situated within Monaghan Poor Law Union.

Archival History

This collection was deposited in UCD Archives. 

Scope and Content

Administrative records of the dispensary district relating to its establishment (1852); the composition and functioning of the Committee of Management (1852–80); the appointment of successive medical officers (1852–97); the provision of premises, medicines and equipment (1852–81); statements of expenses (1852–96); returns of medical relief (1854–93); and records relating to the medical officer's responsibility as registrar for quarterly returns of births, marriages and deaths (1864–1918).

  • Access: Available by appointment to holders of a UCD Archives reader's ticket. Produced for consultation in original format. Original material will be retrieved at 11am and 2pm only.
  • Language: English
  • Finding aid: Descriptive catalogue
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