Ballinasloe Town Council
Ballinasloe Town Council (formerly known as Ballinasloe Urban District Council) is the municipal authority for the town of Ballinasloe, County Galway
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Its origins lie in the Ballinasloe Town Commissioners, which came into being on February 22, 1841 by order of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
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. The first meeting was held at Craig's Hotel. Rear-Admiral William Le Poer Trench
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 was in the chair and the members included Father Laurence Dillon, P.P.; Rev. Mr. Travers Jones, and representatives of the professional and business interests in the town.

Their first responsibility was the public lighting and a gasworks was immediately erected at a cost of £1421.

On March 16, 1880, Ballinasloe was constituted an urban sanitary district and in 1897, this body became the Ballinasloe Urban Council.

In 2001, Ballinasloe UDC was renamed Ballinasloe Town Council.


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