Wednesday 28 November 2018

Two more Irish titles join British Newspaper Archive

Following the arrival of the Sunday Tribune on Monday (see blogpost) The Kerryman  is the second Irish newspaper to join the online British Newspaper Archive (BNA) this week. The planned holding will span 1904-2006. So far, all editions from August 1904 to the end of 1910 are available to search and view.

Founded in 1904 and still published weekly from Tralee in County Kerry, the title joins three other Kerry papers – Kerry Evening Post, Kerry Examiner & Munster General Observer and Tralee Chronicle – in the online archive.

And along came a third paper: The Enniscorthy Guardian, which was also known simply as The Guardian from 1986 to 1994. The planned holding will span 1889 to 2005, but it's early days yet with only 37 editions now available, all published in the last decade of the 19th century.

It is the seventh title covering County Wexford to appear in the BNA. The others are The Wexford Conservative, Wexford Constitution, Wexford Independent, Wexford People, New Ross Standard and the Enniscorthy News.

As always, these BNA additions also join the Irish newspaper collection on FindMyPast.