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Local Government Archives: Rural District Councils

Rural District Councils were established by the Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898. They were to be responsible for housing, rural sanitation, and roads and public works. The provision of labourers' dwellings was one of their main functions. They were abolished under the Local Government Act 1925 and functions were transferred to the County Councils and to the Boards of Public Health. Records held include minute books and labourers' cottage rentals.

Cork City and County Archives holds archives for the following R.D.C's:

Collection Date 
Bandon Rural District Council  1899 - 1925 
Bantry Rural District Council  1899 - 1925 
Castletown Rural District Council  1899 - 1919 
Charleville Rural District Council  1899 - 1924 
Clonakilty Rural District Council  1899 - 1925 
Cork Rural District Council  1899 - 1925 
Dunmanway Rural District Council  1899 - 1920 
Fermoy Rural District Council  1899 - 1923 
Kanturk Rural District Council  1900 - 1925 
Kinsale Rural District Council  1899 - 1924 
Macroom Rural District Council  1899 - 1925 
Mallow Rural District Council  1899 - 1925 
Millstreet Rural District Council  1899 - 1905 
Schull Rural District Council  1919 - 1925 
Youghal Rural District Council  RDC163 List 1899 - 1923