Friday 21 July 2017

Limerick Chronicle joins British Newspaper Archive

Yet another Irish title has made its way into the British Newspaper Archive (BNA) this week (three in five days!). This time, it's the turn of the Limerick Chronicle, a paper with a long history that is still being published in the City. newspaper was launched in August 1768 by John Ferrar, a prominent printer based on Quay Lane, and also the man responsible for publishing the very first trade directory outside Dublin only a year later. He edited the twice-weekly paper until 1781 when he sold his business to Andrew Watson.

The British Newspaper Archive's digital holding won't be stretching back that far but will comprise a useful online collection of digitised editions published from 1825 to 1868.

So far, editions published in 1833–1868 are available to search.

The addition of this title means there are now 148 Irish newspapers in the British Newspaper Archive, which is also available on FindMyPast.

(See yesterday's blogpost for details of a 30% discount on a one-month sub to BNA.)