Thursday 1 March 2018

Big Freeze Weekend: discounts from Irish News Archive

With Ireland engulfed in a frosty embrace even before the imminent arrival of Storm Emma, official warnings are urging everyone to stay indoors and do some genealogical research. Okay, I made that last bit up, but it's not a bad idea, eh?

Front pages from a selection of January 1982
Big Freeze are free to download
To encourage you to stick by the computer and learn about your ancestors, Irish Newspaper Archive has selected some of its best front pages reporting the January 1982 Big Freeze, when up to 15 feet of snow fell in some places. It brought the island to a standstill and resulted in tragedy in some counties. You can download these pages, free, below:

Of course, you don't have to be shivering in Ireland to enjoy reading these papers. They're free to everyone, no matter where you're based.

The same goes for these discounts which Irish Newspaper Archives are offering until 10 March:

30% off a 12-month subscription (€$£149.00 reduced to €$£104.30): Use code SNOW30
20% off the 1-month subscription (€$£29.00 reduced to €$ £23.20) : Use code SNOW20