Department of Agriculture & Technical Instruction for Ireland (1900-1923)
Book ID: 65977
Journal by Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction for Ireland. Volume 1: First Year. Number 1. August, 1900 To Volume XVi. Sixteenth Year, October 1915, to July , 1916. [16 volumes complete]. Also with Volumes 29 [Oct 1918-July 1919); Volume 21 (1920-1921); Volume 22 (May 1922-Feb 1923). Volumes bound in quarter leather, cloth boards. Title in gilt to spines. All in very good condition.
Each volume with an Index to its contents. Illustrated throughout with photographs & tables. Note: Volume 22 (1922) has a General Index to Volumes 1 to XXII.
The Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction [DATI], which began work in 1900, determined that the problems with the development of agriculture in Ireland would be better addressed through higher education and a Faculty of Education was established at the College of Science (Albert College, Glasnevin).
The responsibilities of the DATI included animal disease, regulating markets & fairs, fisheries, etc. It educated farmers by organising classes given by qualified instructors & producing leaflets on various farming topics. After independence in 1922, the Department of Agriculture took over the functions of the DATI .