Wednesday 11 January 2017

Busy week for Irish titles at the BNA: four more debut

The 'ink' was barely dry on Monday's blogpost about the British Newspaper Archive (BNA) adding the Leinster Leader and the Donegal Independent when along came news of another four Irish titles joining the online database.The latest titles are:

Kildare Observer and Eastern Counties Advertiser: When completed, the holding will span 1879 to 1935. So far, 422 editions have been uploaded: 1897-1898, 1902, 1908, 1910-1912, 1914-1915, 1924, 1928 and 1932-1934.

Longford Journal (and, from 1889, The Longford Journal & Midland Times): The initial upload includes 707 editions for 1850, 1899–1906 and 1911–1914. Eventually, the BNA intends to have editions online from 1839 to 1914.

Wicklow People: The planned archive for this paper spans 1889–1911. Already, all editions published 1900–1909 are online.

Wicklow News-Letter and County Advertiser (and, from 1901, the Wicklow News-Letter, Arklow Reporter &County Advertiser): The BNA plans the holding for this paper to span 1858 to 1922. So far, 868 editions are searchable in the database for 1902-1911, 1913 and 1915-1919.

All Irish titles in the British Newspaper Archive can be searched and viewed via the BNA database.They are also available as part of a FindMyPast Ireland or World subscription.