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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REOPENING OF GALWAY CITY MUSEUM

Important Notice: Galway City Museum will reopen its doors to the public on Tuesday 21 July at 10am. In accordance with current national policy on the containment of the Covid-19 virus we are putting in place new guidelines for the museum visit.  It will be imperative that the public revise these guidelines when planning their next visit so that we can manage the Covid-19 threat as much as possible.  More to follow soon on our new booking system. Keep an eye on this website or follow our social media channels for further updates.  If you have an urgent query contact the museum at +353(0)91 532460 or by emailing museum@galwaycity.ie.

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