Invaluable records from Donegal workhouses now available online

first_imgDonegal County Archives is celebrating 20 years this year and to mark this auspicious year, the Archives Service is delighted to announce that its most prestigious and invaluable collection of archives has now gone online. The public can now access the Poor Law Union/Board of Guardians/ Workhouses, 1840 – 1922, in partnership with the company Find My Past at: records can be accessed on the Find My Past website for a fee however, the website is free to view on public computers at County Donegal’s public libraries, but the computers must be booked in advance. More than 400,000 records from the Donegal workhouses, including admission and discharge registers, are contained in the digitised archives.These records are truly invaluable for the study of local, family and academic history of Ireland, particularly from the era of the Great Famine right through to partition in 1921 and the foundation of the Irish Free State in 1922. These records depict an Ireland that is unrecognisable to us today, rural and poverty stricken; large landed estates; and desperately poor tenants; under British rule; before partition.The archives tell the human stories of those families and individuals – our ancestors- who spent time in the dreaded workhouse due to desperate poverty or homelessness. The minutes and admission and discharge registers shine a spotlight into the lives of the poorest of the poor and those who were entrusted with assisting them, the masters, matrons, nurses, porters, attendants, teachers etc; the tradespeople who supplied the workhouses; and the rate collectors who were charged with collecting the tax that funded them. The workhouses were in Carndonagh, Glenties, Ballyshannon, Donegal, Milford, Letterkenny, Stranorlar and Dunfanaghy.  The oldest register is from Inishowen and covers the whole period of the Famine. There are over 900 records in total. The surviving records for Co. Donegal workhouses include admission and discharge registers, indoor relief registers for those who spent time resident in the workhouses. Survivals for registers differ for each workhouse, there are incomplete sets for some and very few for others. For the complete list of workhouse records please see County Archive Service is located at the Three Rivers Centre, Lifford.  You can call +353 74 9172490, e-mail: [email protected] or follow on Facebook and Twitter. #archives20Invaluable records from Donegal workhouses now available online was last modified: July 2nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal County Archiveslast_img read more

Gardai to launch clampdown on illegal parkers in Letterkenny

first_imgGardai in Letterkenny have warned illegal parkers that they are increasing their patrols for illegal parking.A Garda spokesman said the number of people double-parking and parking in disabled parking spaces has increased.Now they say they will be increasing tickets if people continue to flout the law. Garda Claire Rafferty warned that people parking illegally will face the consequences.“We want people to be aware that we will be issuing tickets for parking on footpaths, double parking and parking in disabled spaces.“People just want it handy and are taking chances,” said Garda Rafferty.Up to four traffic wardens already operate in Letterkenny. Gardai to launch clampdown on illegal parkers in Letterkenny was last modified: September 11th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:illegalILLEGAL PARKINGletterkennyParkinglast_img read more

Thursday’s Chelsea quiz

first_imgTest your knowledge by seeing how many of these five Chelsea-related questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-101] 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

What we heard from 49ers defensive coaches Kris Kocurek, Joe Woods

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Dee Ford, Nick Bosa, Kwon Alexander and Jason Verrett are not the only additions designed to upgrade the 49ers defense this year.Meet Kris Kocurek and Joe Woods, critical hires as position coaches for the defensive line and secondary, respectively.Kocurek’s impassioned instructions, complete with F-bombs, are becoming standard affair on the practice fields, while Woods, formerly the Denver Broncos defensive coordinator, is more subdued yet diligent in repairing a sub-par …last_img read more

iwasshot in Joburg: a city in pictures

first_img“iwasshot in Joburg is a [South African] business venture established to provide a platform for former street kids who received photography training through the iwasshot FOUNDATION,” says Bernard Viljoen, the architect who founded the three-month project after community service for a boozy misdemeanour.Bernard Viljoen and the young photographers from the Twilight Shelter, a boys’ outreach centre. They ramble through Hillbrow in Johannesburg’s inner city in search of beauty and stories captured in a frameInitially teaching basic photography skills to street children, the project has expanded and now, flash forward, these budding artists receive six months of photography training, using disposable cameras to document their environment.The young photographers from the Twilight Shelter, a boys’ outreach centre, now ramble through Hillbrow in Johannesburg’s inner city in search of beauty and stories captured in a frame.“From there they receive more in-depth digital photography and computer training for another six months. Once they have completed the year they can join the iwasshot brand and start generating their own income,” says Viljoen.At the end of each year, an exhibition showcases the boys’ photography, which also goes on sale. The establishing shot this year shows boys holding disposable cameras, in a strong stance that says “I know what I am doing and I belong here too”.FROM THE SHADOWS, INTO LIGHTViljoen says, “… how these boys are transformed, from when they started out to being proud citizens, actively participating in their society, discussing their camera angles, colour and composition, it is incredibly humbling to see”.The project aims to enrich the lives of street kids who have found their calling through a lens. Viljoen wanted to further their opportunities, developing a skills transference division to create opportunities for economic growth, social development, and job creation.Solani Dube, a former student at iwasshotin joburg, says he had no self-esteem; he was” living with no direction”. He had never thought of himself as a “normal human being”, but now he is studying law.The words “I was shot in Joburg” can elicit fear, seeming more suited to a newspaper headline, but Viljoen thought it was an expression of life in Hillbrow, with its violent reputation.“I believed that if a brand is relevant, conceptual and slightly controversial, that it will take off. It did. It has now been four years and we are going strong.”Hard at work in the studio, Viljoen wanted to further the boys’ opportunities, developing a skills transference division to create opportunities for economic growth, social development, and job creationViljoen says the project aims to “To create quality products; to establish a brand. We want to become part of the South African economy rather than sitting at a robot begging for a hand-out.”The project’s success has allowed the team to move into a permanent space at Arts on Main in the Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg’s teeming central business district.Toni Sithole, another student, says, “I am moving forward with myself, I am improving, and I am doing something for myself. I see myself in the future as a person, opening new doors for myself. Hillbrow is a new playground for budding photographers.”He also wanted the boys “to find beauty where you thought there was none. If you move your eye, you can see a different world and whatever you see can make an impact on people”.AN UNFAMILIAR LIFEViljoen is interested in people living on the periphery of society, people who don’t have a voice, but who have experienced so much in their lives.Little previews of city life are exposed in the photographs; glimpses into lives unfamiliar to suburbanites. Shadows reflecting off a leg or a sign are fragments, enticing viewers to look deeper and be witness to a transformation, an invisible human being becoming a person with a voice.Viljoen believes consistency is important with his charges as they have had such volatile, tumultuous lives. So each week, he showed up.He says, “For some of the boys, the project has also meant feeling more at home. There are stories of neglect, abuse, being orphaned. Abandoned in different ways by the families and systems that give children the love, support and nurturing they need. Iwasshotin Joburg is a way to claim something back, to make something of value, to be of value.”Sandile Mdlalose says, “I used to eat out of rubbish dumps and beg. [Now] When people talk to me, they speak to me as if I am a big person. Everyone can do something for themselves; it doesn’t matter where you are from. I believe in myself now, I have a strength that I never had before.”“I tell them the cameras are like our little AK47s,” says Viljoen. “They give us permission to walk the street. If you keep it in your hand it elevates you above the everyday street life.”The project’s success has allowed the team to move into a permanent space at Arts on Main in the Maboneng Precinct in Johannesburg’s teeming central business district (Images: iwasshot in joburg team)To Viljoen, Johannesburg is the most interesting, textured city in South Africa.“I’m lucky enough to work almost solely in the heart of the city, and over the years it’s become more striking to me. It’s the synergy of history, drive for success, passion and interesting, warm people that give Joburg a buzz of energy.“If you walk around and experience the space – new and old – you’re always treated to a visual overload. Suburban dwellers, who don’t hit the streets of Joburg, never really see or understand its beauty. They’re blind-shot by unjustified fear.”The snapshots, he says, capture the beauty, intriguing spaces, textures layers, and diverse people of Johannesburg.“Hillbrow is an assault on the senses … the towering blocks of flats draw your eyes upwards and you’re mesmerised by the rainbow-coloured clothing hanging on practically every balcony, the rowdy sounds of street vendors bargaining and schoolchildren laughing and chatting.“There are contrasts … the countless broken window panes glistening in the sun and the vivid colours of the fresh fruit sold by the vendors … the boys see photo opportunities lurking on every corner. Over the years, they’ve produced really powerful images.”Pritchard Ndlovu manages the studio at Arts on Main. He says that the iwasshot space has changed his life; he now has a future and it’s thanks to the lens; “The photos allow the boys to tell stories. It is an incredible initiative that brings joy to the boys and inspires a sense of belonging.”Viljoen adds: “I have succeeded in this if every kid is able to tell a story with their photos – their own – if I can make them feel worthy of sharing it with the world, visually documenting their stories, their observations, their hopes and dreams.”First published on Media Club South Africa – Brand South Africa’s library of quality images and articles, available for free.last_img read more

GIVEAWAY! $500 of Royalty Free Music from Premiumbeat

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State to ask for ₹6,800 cr in flood aid

first_imgThe Maharashtra government will seek an assistance of ₹6,813 crore from the Centre for rebuilding flood-ravaged areas in Western Maharashtra and Konkan.The Cabinet Sub Committee, chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, on Tuesday cleared a Memorandum of Assistance to be forwarded to the Government of India seeking interim relief, meanwhile agreeing to spend the amount from the State corpus till it is approved. Of the total amount, ₹4,708 crore has been set aside for rebuilding villages in Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara and another ₹2,105 crore for Konkan, Nashik and the remaining districts. “We have also set up an expert committee to assess the impact of climate change and suggest actions and remedies to be taken in situations where we receive 700% rainfall in just four days, as has happened,” Mr. Fadnavis said.Much of the money will be used to rebuild roads, homes and bridges, and make good the losses on account of crop damage, destruction of schools and commercial establishments. Among other measures, ₹2,088 crore is being sought on account of crop damage, ₹876 crore for repair of roads and bridges, and ₹300 crore for assistance to families of the deceased and injured. Among other damages highlighted in the State memorandum are ₹168 crore for irrigation and water resources works, and ₹300 crore towards loss of small trade.Damage has been reported from 70 talukas of Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Thane, Nashik, Palghar, Ratnagiri, Raigad and Sindhudurg. The floods left 761 villages marooned, and relief work is being conducted on a large scale in the State. “We will be reconstructing damaged homes under Central schemes. The damage assessment has accounted for relief material that has been provided in the form of food packages,” said Relief and Rehabilitation secretary, Kishor Nimbalkar. Maharashtra is the third State to have sought Central assistance to account for damage caused by the worst floods in decades in Southwest India. Karnataka and Kerala have both sought Central assistance of ₹3,000 crore each.last_img read more

CWG scam: Darbari blames Suresh Kalmadi

first_imgA day after CBI arrested former CWG official M Jayachandran, an aide of Commonwealth Games organizing committee (OC) chairman Suresh Kalmadi, there is more trouble in store for the latter.TS Darbari, an aide of Kalmadi, on Monday told a city court he followed orders related to the Games from the top.Blaming Suresh Kalmadi, he said that he had no role to play in the CWG fraud.Darbari said that the decision to award contract was approved by the OC chairman.He also accused Kalmadi and former deputy director general Sanjay Mohindroo for the AM Films fraud.CBI on Sunday arrested sacked treasurer Jayachandran in connection with the alleged bungling in the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) in London last year.Jayachandran was arrested after several rounds of questioning by the investigating agency, CBI spokesman R K Gaur said on Sunday night.The CBI on last Monday had arrested Kalmadi aides T.S. Darbari and Sanjay Mahendroo for alleged corruption related to the sporting event.CAG asks govt to ensure that CWG records are not destroyedThe government auditor CAG has written to the Cabinet Secretary to ensure that no records from the office of the Commonwealth Games organising committee are removed till the audit is complete.The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), sources said, in October had written to the Cabinet Secretary to take steps to ensure that no damage was done to papers relating to award of contracts for the Games.The CAG, sources said, is worried that records of OC were being bungled and some important files have been found missing.advertisementThe official auditor, which is probing the expenses incurred for organising the CWG, is slated to submit its audit report to the Parliament by January end.The two-week long Commonwealth Games have reportedly cost the nation an estimated Rs 70,000 crore. The CAG is probing the contracts given by various agencies for construction of infrastructural facilities, equipment and conduct of Games.BJP all set to corner Delhi govt on CWG, unauthorised coloniesThe winter session of Delhi Assembly is likely to start on a stormy note on Tuesday with BJP set to corner the government on alleged irregularities in Commonwealth Games spendings and demand a probe by a House Committee.The party has already indicated that it will specifically target Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and may move a no confidence motion against the government in the session which will have a total of six sittings.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more