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No milk for the baby: Lent, from the historic Irish newspapers

The end of Lent is nearly in sight, so for those of you who’ve managed to abstain from a chocolate bar or cheeky tipple, here’s some inspiration to help you through the final days… Search the newspapers   As a predominantly Roman Catholic country, Lent has been of national significance in Ireland for hundreds of years. As the Waterford Chronicle reported on 25 February 1860, “The Chapels of our city were densely crowded with the Faithful, anxious to commence the Holy

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17 Irish newspaper titles added to The British Newspaper Archive

Those of you who keep an eye on our Latest Additions page will have noticed that we’ve recently been adding a lot of new titles from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. In total, 17 Irish newspaper titles have joined The British Newspaper Archive in the last few months. There’s more to come, but take a look at what’s already available online. Newspaper titles from Northern Ireland 1) Belfast Mercantile Register and Weekly Advertiser   Current coverage: 1,200 newspaper

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