Wednesday 11 January 2023

Cork's Evening Echo debuts on online British Newspaper Archive

The first historical Irish title to make its 2023 debut in the (BNA) is Cork's Evening Echo. It will also make its way into the Irish Newspaper Collection of FindMyPast, the BNA's sister company in due course.

So far, just over 3,000 news pages published in 1909 and 1914 are available to search in the BNA database, but as the digitisation progresses, the holding will expand to span 1904 to 1914 inclusive.

When founded in 1892 the title was published as a daily-except-Sunday evening broadsheet and circulated across County Cork. Following a re-brand under new owners The Irish Times Group in 2019, the paper (by then a tabloid) is a six-days-a-week morning title called The Echo and focuses on mainly local news.