General Prisons (Ireland) Act, 1877

As to charitable donations and bequests for poor prisoners.

35 & 36 Vict. c. 57.

34 & 35 Vict. c. 102.

58 Whereas certain charitable donations and bequests have from time to time been made, and are still payable, for the benefit of poor debtors confined in prisons in Ireland: And whereas in consequence of the passing of the Debtors Act (Ireland), 1872, and the rules and discipline established in the various prisons in Ireland, it has in many cases been found to be inconsistent with the rules and discipline of the said prisons, or otherwise impracticable, to apply the said charitable bequests in the manner directed by the several donors or testators: Therefore it shall be lawful for the Commissioners of Charitable Donations and Bequests for Ireland to apply or to order the application of any such donations or bequests to such charitable purposes as they shall judge to be best, having regard to the intentions of the donor or testator; and such application or order shall be made in the manner prescribed by the provisions of the sixth section of the Charitable Donations and Bequests Act (Ireland), 1871, and shall be valid and effectual, although the amount of any such donation or bequest shall exceed the amounts specified in the said section.

[S. 59 rep. 57 & 58 Vict. c. 56 (S.L.R.)]