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
Dublin, pre 1800's, like Saunder's Newsletter, and more Dublin Evening Mail please.
The Irish times going back to 1850 is brilliant for Family Research in the Births/Deaths section
An excellent source of information for people researching family history in the Mid-Ulster region (especially Cookstown and Magherafelt) - includes BMD notices, obituaries, court reports, local news etc.
The Derry / Londonderry Journal is a regional newspaper covering the NW of Ireland. Starting life in 1772 as the Londonderry Journal, changing to the Derry Journal in 1880 it covers key historical events. Given the lack of Irish newspapers on the site I suggest this would be a good addition covering a large regional area and having a long publication history.
We don't currently have a lot of newspapers from the island of Ireland (both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland). We should aim to add more coverage.
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:
Northern Ireland (12 titles): http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/search/results?Region=Northern%20Ireland,%20Northern%20Ireland
Anthony Farmar commented
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'
Gwyn Evans commented
It's true alot of progress has been made but there are no southern Irish newspapers more recent than 1909. My research would really benefit from some (esp. Dublin, Cork and Limerick) from October 1917 to 1922.
Keep those early Dublin newspapers rolling in, the earlier the better. Thankyou digitizers!
Good that there has been so many Irish newspapers digitised but still waiting for a Derry/Londonderry newspaper to appear.
Belfast Telegraph - Ireland Saturday Night - Northern Whig - Belfast Newsletter - post 1900 PLEASE
John Cook commented
No more votes please: This idea is now planned by the BNA.
John Cook commented
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.
I would like to see some Derry /Londonderry newspapers please.
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.
Cork Examiner please, 1880s
More Irish newspapers would mean more Irish subscribers from the whole of the Irish diaspora.
Alexander Romanov-Hughes commented
Would like to see Clonmel newspapers from the earliest issues.