First Meeting of Westmeath County Council

22nd April 1899
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The first meeting of the Westmeath County Council took place on the 22nd of April 1899.

At the 1899 meeting, a resolution by Mr William Smith was resolved unanimously:

“That we affirm the right of the Irish nation to a full measure of self-government. We accept the Local Government Act of 1898 as a first instalment of the same, and call on the Imperial Parliament to proceed with the further restitution of our rights.”

The minutes of Westmeath County Council from 22 April 1899–19 November 1984 are available on microfilm in the Westmeath County Library holdings. The Library Service welcomes all to avail of these resources, from historical documents to digital resources. Contact

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