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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 will reopen Tuesday 18 May at 10a.m.

Visitors will have access to both the ground floor and first floor galleries.  The second floor will remain closed until the new Sea Science exhibition works have been completed.  Admission remains FREE but TICKETS will be an essential requirement. By clicking BOOK TICKET on this page, visitors can choose from one of four daily time slots, 10am; 11.30am, 2pm and 3.30pm. Tickets will need to be presented as a printout OR on your mobile phone at the main entrance.  Visitors are asked to review the museum’s reopening guidelines when making their booking.

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