Home Improvements – 2013

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Home Improvements

Responding to Poverty in the West: 1891 – 1923

In 1891, Arthur J. Balfour, the British Chief Secretary for Ireland, established the Congested Districts Board to provide assistance to ‘congested districts’ – areas regarded as exceptionally poor and underdeveloped – along the western seaboard. The Board was given the power to amalgamate holdings; fund migration; encourage agriculture, fisheries and local industry; and improve housing and sanitation. In 1909, the area of the congested districts was extended to take in over one-third of the country and a quarter of the population. Following Irish independence, the Board was dissolved and its functions were assigned to the Land Commission.

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Home Improvement

Responding to Poverty in the West: 1891 – 1923

In 1891, Arthur J. Balfour, the British Chief Secretary for Ireland, established the Congested Districts Board to provide assistance to ‘congested districts’ – areas regarded as exceptionally poor and underdeveloped – along the western seaboard. The Board was given the power to amalgamate holdings; fund migration; encourage agriculture, fisheries and local industry; and improve housing and sanitation. In 1909, the area of the congested

districts was extended to take in over one-third of the country and a quarter of the population. Following Irish independence, the Board was dissolved and its functions were assigned to the Land Commission.

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MUSEUM OPENING TIMES

Galway City Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday on four daily timeslots; 10am, 11:30am, 2:00pm and 3:30pm.  Admission remains FREE but visitors will now require a ticket for their visit. Tickets can be booked online by visiting galwaycitymuseum.ie and will need to be presented either in printed format or on mobile phones at the main entrance to the museum.  In light of Covid-19 the number of visitors will be strictly controlled and those attending will have to adhere to correct social distancing and health and safety protocols so that everyone can enjoy the exhibitions in a safe and comfortable environment.

For any further information contact museum@galwaycity.ie or phone +353 (0)91 532 460. 
 
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