Wednesday 15 July 2020

Trio of Irish papers joins BritishNewspaperArchive

Three more historical Irish newspapers have joined the online and FindMyPast's Irish Newspaper Collection. They are as follows:

Cavan Weekly News and General Advertiser
So far, 1,394 editions of this paper, published on Fridays, are now available to search. They date from 1864 to 1876, with some gaps at present, but the holding will eventually span from 1864–1904.

Ballinrobe Chronicle and Mayo Advertiser
The holding for this Saturday paper already appears to be complete. It runs from 1866–96.

Cork Daily Herald
This paper went through many identities during its 40+ years of publication. In its launch year it was known as The Cork Herald and Southern Counties' Advertiser. In the course of the next two years is changed to The Cork Herald and Daily Advertiser and then to The Cork Daily Herald and Advertising Gazette. It settled on the latter name for a period of 32 years before shrinking the name to just Cork Daily Herald for the last nine years of publication, which ended in 1901. Editions published from 1856 to 1876 are now available, with the rest of the planned holding (to 1901) to be uploaded shortly.

There are now more than 190 Irish titles (55 of them from Northern Ireland) in both the BNA and FMP databases.

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