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Friday, 13 January 2017

Donegal's first newspaper title joins BNA database

County Donegal's first newspaper
County Donegal's first newspaper title
What a great start to 2017 at the British Newspaper Archive, with no less than seven new Irish titles added this week alone.

Today, it's the turn of the Ballyshannon Herald. As Co Donegal's first newspaper, it started publication in 1831. The BNA plans to digitise all editions published from that date until 1883.

So far, the database holds 922 editions dating from 1851 to 1863 and 1866 to 1870.

The addition of this paper means there are now 136 Irish newspapers in the British Newspaper Archive's database (34 of them are from Northern Ireland).

Access to this database is also available to FindMyPast subscribers as part of an Ireland or World subscription.