Tuesday 8 January 2013

Dublin Evening Mail joins BNA

The British Newspaper Archive has added The Dublin Evening News to its portfolio. This is great news because the paper is a terrific source for Dublin Protestants, particularly for death notices.

This update to the BNA database (which, as of this morning, holds 6,192,422 pages of newspapers from across the UK and Ireland) includes all issues of the three-times-a-week newspaper from Monday 1 January 1855 to Monday 31 December 1855.

Publication days were Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The Dublin Evening Mail launched in 1823 and was to become Ireland's longest surviving evening newspaper. It was bought by the Irish Times and subsequently closed in 1962.

Originals and microfilm copies of nearly the full run of editions can be viewed at the National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.