Friday 14 January 2022

Two more Irish papers join BritishNewspaperArchive database

It was good to see two more historical Irish newspapers join the's online database this week. The two new titles are noted below:

The Bray (and South Dublin) Herald, 1876-1915. Over its 40 years of publication, this paper mainly served the coastal town of Bray but also noted Kingstown, Dalkey and Arklow as its advertising and reporting areas. So far, the online BNA holding runs, with gaps, to 1901, but the fully digitised holding will eventually extend to 1915.

The Irish Emerald: One of the best-known and earliest of the Irish 'story paper' genre, the Irish Emerald published fiction and 'true' tales set in Ireland and with Irish characters. Largely aimed at youngsters and the less well educated, the paper also ran some factual and educational pieces. In its earliest incarnation (1877–91) it was known as Young Ireland, before changing its title to The Emerald and finally, from 1891-1912, to The Irish Emerald.

Both these titles are also now available to search and view at FindMyPast, the BNA's sister company, by researchers with a Pro subscription.

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