Tuesday 7 April 2015

Derry Journal joins British Newspaper Archive

The British Newspaper Archive (BNA) has added another Irish title to its database: The Derry Journal.

This paper started life in the 1770s and remains the second oldest newspaper still being published in Ireland (the Belfast Newsletter is older, having started publication in 1737).

The BNA plans to upload all editions of the paper from 1825–1955, and its initial upload offers 851 editions from 1866 to 1869 and from 1874 to 1877 when the paper was styled as The L:Derry Journal. From 1880 it dropped the L: and became simply the Derry Journal.

As all the BNA's Irish holding, the Derry Journal has joined the FindMyPast Ireland and World collections.