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Monday, 15 December 2014

British Newspaper Archive adds 50th Irish title

Another week, another delivery from the British Newspaper Archive (BNA)! This latest bundle of six 'new' titles brings the total number of historical Irish newspapers available on the database to 50.

At least half of the publications already in the database have also received top-up editions, some of them in significant numbers. Among the biggest beneficiaries in the last few weeks have been the Tipperary Free Press, Limerick Reporter, Newry Examiner & Louth Advertiser, Tralee Chronicle and both Waterford papers.

Don't forget that online access to all these newspapers is also available via the BNA's sister company, FindMyPast, as part of its Ireland and World subscriptions.

As 50 is such a nice round number, I thought it was time for all the titles to step forward for a bow. Here's the full list, with the six most recently-added titles identified in grey.

Advocate, The or the Irish Industrial Journal
Allnut's Irish Land Schedule
Athlone Sentinel
Belfast Mercury
Belfast Mercantile Register and Weekly Advertiser
Belfast Morning News
Belfast News-Letter
Catholic Telegraph
Clonmel Herald
Connaught Watchman
Cork Examiner
Downshire Protestant, The
Drogheda Conservative Journal
Drogheda Journal, or Meath & Louth Advertiser
Drogheda News Letter
Dublin Builder, The
Dublin Evening Mail
Dublin Evening Packet and Correspondent
Dublin Medical Press
Dublin Mercantile Advertiser and Weekly Price Current
Dublin Monitor
Dublin Morning Register
Dublin Weekly Register
Enniskillen Chronicle and Erne Packet
Farmer’s Gazette & Journal of Practical Horticulture
Freeman's Journal
Galway Mercury and Connaught Weekly Advertiser
Galway Vindicator, and Connaught Advertiser
Hibernian Journal; or, Chronicle of Liberty
Irish Racing Book and Sheet Calendar, The
Journal of the Chemico-Agricultural Society of Ulster and Record of Agriculture and Industry
Kerry Examiner and Munster General Observer
Limerick and Clare Examiner
Limerick Evening Post
Limerick Reporter
Newry Examiner and Louth Advertiser
Northern Whig
Pue's Occurrences
Roscommon Messenger
Sligo Champion
Southern Reporter and Cork Commercial Courier
Statesman and Dublin Christian Record
Tipperary Free Press
Tralee Chronicle
Ulster General Advertiser/Herald of Business and General Information
Ulsterman, The
Waterford Chronicle
Waterford Mail
Westmeath Journal
Wexford Independent