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Monday, 9 January 2017

Two more Irish titles join British Newspaper Archives

The British Newspaper Archive (BNA) has added two more Irish newspapers over the weekend. They are the Leinster Leader and the Donegal Independent.

The BNA's planned holding for the Leinster Leader will eventually span 1882 to 1955. In the initial uploads, editions published in 1948, 1949 and 1951 to 1955 are now available.

For the Donegal Independent, the BNA plans to add all editions produced by the Ballyshannon-based publisher between 1884 and 1921. The editions published so far are from 1902-1906, 1909-1914, 1917-1919.

These additonal titles means there are now 131 Irish newspapers in the online Archive. All of them are also available as part of an Ireland or World subscription with FindMyPast.