Monday 21 June 2021

Two more Irish titles join the BritishNewspaperArchive

Two new Irish titles have joined the BritishNewspaperArchive, the online database of the British Library's newspaper collection. The database is shared with some subscription packages at FindMyPast.

The new additions are:

  • Larne Reporter and Northern Counties Advertiser: This was County Antrim's first dedicated newspaper when it started publication in 1865. It was a weekly title. Some 1,233 editions spanning 1865 to 1904 (with gaps) are now available to search.
  • The Gorey Corrrespondent & Arklow Standard: Published in the Wexford town of Gorey on Saturdays from 1855, the ciculation area was officially extended to Arklow in 1876. It carried local and miscellaneous news and was neutral politically. It continued publication until 1892. When complete, the BNA holding will span 1861 to 1892.

With these additional titles, the BNA database holds 212 Irish newspapers (57 of them from Northern Ireland). The full database, holding papers from Britain and its former colonies, now offers a total of 43,139,022 pages.

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