Wednesday 14 December 2022

Two new Irish titles as BritishNewspaperArchive tots up 61m pages

The, which this morning held a total of 61,170,843 digitised pages of historical British and Irish newspapers, has added another couple of Irish titles. They are:

Dublin Sporting News:  The online holding when completely digitised will span 1889–1901. So far, editions published in the first five years of that period are available to search and view. While published in Dublin, the paper carried news and results from England, Scotland and Wales, and included 'Prophesies' from pundits at the big daily national papers. It covers many sports but horse-racing and coursing seem to dominate. The masthead is great... see below.

Dublin Advertising Gazette: The masthead of this paper described its contents as A Record of Trade, Property, Insurance, Railway and Shipping Intelligence but its adverts, which feature across the bulk of the four-page editions, are for a much wider range of life's essentials, including accommodation, tuition, pipes and tobacco, upcoming theatrical productions, homeware and clothing. The paper was published on Wednesdays as a freesheet and was in circulation from 1858–1877.

The entire holding of the BNA is shared with its sister database FindMyPast where all the titles are available to those with a PRO or PREMIUM subscription.

The masthead of the Dublin Sporting News in 1899.