What newspapers & magazines should we add next?

Irish Newspapers prior to 1922.

As you probably know, the vast majority of the census returns, wills, parish records etc were destroyed in a fire in Dublin in 1922. This means that the only real source of finding information is through the newspapers. A searchable newspaper archive for the Irish newspapers prior to this date would be extremely useful

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    AdrianAdrian shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    A quick update! – We’ve made huge progress on digitisation of Irish and Northern Irish titles in the past few months. Here’s what’s currently available:

    RoI (42 titles): http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/search/results?Region=Republic%20of%20Ireland,%20Republic%20of%20Ireland

    Northern Ireland (12 titles): http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/search/results?Region=Northern%20Ireland,%20Northern%20Ireland

    Best wishes,
    Team BNA

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      • Anthony FarmarAnthony Farmar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The Dublin Daily Express (1851-1921) was for a long time the widest circulation paper in ROI with a gentry, professional and commercial audience. Because it had Standish O'Grady as a journalist it was also distinguished in literary comment. Karl Marx recognised its basic importance, referring to it as 'a government organ'

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Keep those early Dublin newspapers rolling in, the earlier the better. Thankyou digitizers!

      • ElizabethElizabeth commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Good that there has been so many Irish newspapers digitised but still waiting for a Derry/Londonderry newspaper to appear.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Belfast Telegraph - Ireland Saturday Night - Northern Whig - Belfast Newsletter - post 1900 PLEASE

      • John CookJohn Cook commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would also like to see more Irish Newspapers digitized but there is no point in voting for this 'idea' as the BNA now state that they plan to add them.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        So true. To date, the Irish newspapers on this site have been invaluable. I am hopeful that The Limerick Chronicle will be added at some point.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        More Irish newspapers would mean more Irish subscribers from the whole of the Irish diaspora.

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