April 15, 2024

A nationwide exhibition highlighting the numerous achievements of contemporary native authorities over the previous 125 years has been placed on show within the County Home, Lifford.

Donegal County Council, together with different Councils, met for the primary time on 22 April 1899.

The council was created via the 1898 Native Authorities (Eire) Act which democratised native authorities and created fashionable native authorities. The franchise was tremendously prolonged, for instance permitting some propertied girls the fitting to vote for the primary time.

To mark this, the Division of Housing, Native Authorities & Heritage, in collaboration with Native Authorities Archivists and Data Managers, have produced a nationwide exhibition exploring the historical past and improvement of native democracy in Eire.

It outlines among the extra important modifications such because the introduction of proportional illustration in 1920. The lengthy street to the modernisation of our democratic buildings is witnessed by the very gradual improve in numbers of girls each as voters and as elected members.

The launch of the exhibition “Celebrating the historical past of Irish native authorities” within the County Home, Lifford on Monday twenty fifth March 2024

The exhibition appears to be like at most of the roles of the assorted Providers inside native authorities over the previous 125 years. These embody the constructing and upkeep of roads, the event of the Hearth Service, the essential work of constructing social housing, the availability of fresh water and fashionable sewerage techniques and the growing significance of city planning for the reason that inception of the 1934 City and Regional Planning Act.

The expanded position of native authorities over a long time can also be highlighted. Whereas Library Providers have existed for the reason that 19th century, different Cultural and Leisure Providers developed far more just lately, together with Archives, Museums, Arts, Heritage and Biodiversity. Native authorities’ current roles embody partnering with native communities in nationwide and native initiatives, together with Inventive Eire, Cruinniú na nÓg and the Decade of Centenaries, and the event of native and sustainable tourism.

Cllr Niamh Kennedy and Judith McCarthy on the exhibition “Celebrating the historical past of Irish native authorities” within the County Home, Lifford on Monday twenty fifth March 2024

The exhibition is illustrated with photographs and pictures highlighting the work of native authorities throughout the size and breadth of the nation together with many from Donegal.   It will likely be on show within the County Home, Lifford till the threerd April. For extra info contact Donegal County Museum at 074 9124613 or [email protected]

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