Saturday 11 January 2020

Three more Irish newspapers now searchable on BNA

The trio of newspapers I mentioned in yesterday's blogpost reached the end of the British Newspaper Archive (BNA) pipe rather sooner than I had expected and are now searchable in both the online BNA database and FindMyPast's Irish Newspaper Collection.

These are they:

Midland Counties Advertiser
This independent weekly title was published in Roscrea, Co Tipperary from 1854–1948, and the BNA holding will eventually hold this span of editions.

So far, only 815 editions have been digitised, the earliest dated January 1928, and the most recent 27 December 1845.

Sligo Independent
This conservative Saturday title was first published in 1855. Between 1921 and 1927 it's masthead described the paper as The Sligo Independent and West of Ireland Telegraph.

As of today, the BNA online collection includes only 115 editions, all from 1925 to 1927, but the planned digitised holding extends back to 1855.

Kilkenny Moderator
Some 1,247 editions of the Kilkenny Moderator are now available for searching. Apart from some editions published in 1825, they all date from the early 20th century. When fully digitised, the BNA's holding will span 1825 to 1925.

In it's last five years of publication, the paper was known just as the Moderator.

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