Thursday 23 March 2023

Donegal Vindicator joins BritishNewspaperArchive and FindMyPast

The latest paper to join the online BritishNewspaperArchive (BNA) and its sister company FindMyPast is The Donegal Vindicator.

The title was founded in Ballyshannon in 1889 when John McAdam was invited by the Land League and supporters of Charles Stewart Parnell to set up a newspaper. His daughter, Eily McAdam, took over as editor in 1921. The premises was subsequently raided several times by the Free State Army and the IRA but the publication continued during the unrest of those years, and did not close until 1956.

It circulated mainly circulated in south Donegal and across the county's borders with Fermanagh, Leitrim and Sligo.

So far, some 560 editions are available to search. Their publication dates are 1889-1896, 1912, 1915 and 1930.