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Irish Newspaper Archives Launch


Irish Newspaper Archives has launched the most ambitious digital archive project ever undertaken in this country. It involves the complete digitisation of Ireland’s newspaper heritage. Titles such as the Irish Independent (1905 – current), Sunday Independent, The Freeman’s Journal (1763 – 1924), the Nation and many more of Ireland’s leading regional newspapers will be rendered fully word searchable.

The information will be stored and viewed in the exact format of the original newspaper - every page, article, word and picture as it was originally published. Researchers will now be able to view history as it happened in an instant, from the Wolf Tone Rebellion of 1798 as reported in the “Freeman’s Journal” and more recent seminal moments in Irish history as reported in the ”Irish Independent". Professional researchers, students and amateur historians, alike are now able to examine Irelands local past through the regional papers and how national and international historical events were perceived in the established national papers of the day

This database will be an invaluable resource for all organisations with an interest in Irish studies and Anglo-Irish relations. It will also have great significance for those with an interest in the history of journalism, as it will illustrate the development of Irelands newspaper heritage from the 1760’s up to the present.
The archive consists of over 2 million pages of Ireland’s newspaper heritage. At this time we have the following titles available on our site

• The Irish Independent
• The Freemans Journal
• The Anglo-Celt
• The Leitrim Observer
• The Meath Chronicle
• The Sunday Independent
• The Connaught Telegraph
• The Tuam Herald

Additional content and titles will be added over the next few months, including: The Irish Farmers Journal, The Nation, The Munster Express, The Irish News, The Connacht Tribune, The Galway City Tribune, The Connacht Sentinel and many more.


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