Monday 15 March 2021

What a week! Another two Irish news titles join BNA

All this week, the online British Newspaper Archive blog will be celebrating St Patrick's Day with theme-specific news sourced from their huge holding of nearly 42million pages of historical Irish and British titles.

In addition, two more titles have joined the line-up, ending a 7-day update spree that has seen nine new papers take their places in the archive (see 9 March blogpost and 11 March blogpost).

The latest papers and their planned holdings are as follows:

  • Evening News (Dublin): First published in January 1859 as a three-times-a-week newspaper, this independent title aimed to attract a Catholic audience across the island. The holding, when complete, will span 1859 to 1864.
  • Bassetts Chronicle: Published by George W Bassett in Limerick, this paper started life as the twice-weekly Southern Chronicle. Its circulation was mainly across Limerick and Tipperary. It adopted the name of its founder in 1875 when it became a daily paper, but became a weekly in 1885. The BNA holding will run 1863–1885.

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