Tuesday 3 September 2019

Irish News Archive extends Cork Evening Echo holding and offers subscription savings

The Dublin-based and family-owned Irish Newspaper Archive (INA) has extended its holding of the Cork Evening Echo in its database.

This important regional paper, which was published in Cork City and distributed throughout Munster, carried BMD announcements; local, national and world news; sport; markets; parliament; law sessions and intelligence, and was aimed at conservative Catholic nationalists. It was re-branded earlier this year as The Echo, and has shifted to morning publication.

The first tranche of the holding, carrying editions published 1896 to 1948, was uploaded in June, and a second installment has now been added with editions from 1949 to 1959 inclusive now available to search.

Despite extensive searches for original copies in local libraries, the managers of the database have been unable to unearth copies for the following periods: 1900-1903 (no Cork Exhibition coverage); April 1914-1918 (no 1916 coverage); 1923-1925 and 1928-1929.

More recent editions, right up to current, will join the database later this month.

In the meantime, the Irish Newspaper Archive's team has announced a discount on its monthly and annual subscription packages.

The discount gives a saving of 20% discount on a monthly subscription (use code CEE20), reducing the price to €£$23.20, and a generous 30% saving on the 12-month package (use code CEE30), reducing the price to €£$104.30. Click the Subscribe button above and type in the code when prompted.

The discount will expire on 14 September.

UPDATE, 8 September:
In addition to the upload described above, Irish Newspaper Archives has updated another regional paper – the Limerick Leader – with editions from 1971–1981 joining the holding.