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Kildare County Council - County Kildare Local History, Genealogy and Archives


County Kildare Board of Health and Public Assistance


The archives of the Co. Kildare Board of Health and Public Assistance represent an invaluable primary source for the development and application of the Irish public welfare system and health, social and economic conditions in the early 20th century. The main record series in this collection are the minute books which contain information on policy and administration; the issues discussed include sanitation, housing repairs, control of infectious diseases, and the financial administration of the system. Other record series include correspondence files and material relating to day to day administration. Many of these sources contain information on the social, personal and financial circumstances of families and individuals.


County Kildare Local Studies, Genealogy and Archives Department is happy to assist researchers in any way possible with their research. It will carry out research on behalf of researchers in records that are subject to restricted access as they may contain confidential information about families and individuals, and, therefore, for privacy reasons, cannot be made generally available to the public. Extracts can be supplied to members of the public or agencies acting on their behalf, for personal, research or statistical reasons. Some material may be unavailable because it is too fragile.  Contact the service by emailing:


A list of holdings in the Kildare Local studies, Genealogy and Archives collection, in relation to the Board of Health, is available here



Kildare Board of Health AthyPLU Archives

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