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Getting the most out of Irish newspapers

If you’re interested in Irish history the Irish titles on the British Newspaper Archive can give you an insight that you won’t find in any history book. With more than 136 titles available to browse going back to the mid-18th century and right up to an independent Ireland they are a rich resource for political and social historians alike as well as the more casual reader. You’ll find a picture of day to day life, from the highest scented halls

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10 million newspaper pages are now fully searchable

Just a month after hitting the 9.5 million page milestone, we’re very pleased to announce that there are now 10 million historic newspaper pages available at The British Newspaper Archive. The website launched with 4 million pages in November 2011, which means there’s now 150% more to explore. If you’ve not searched the collection for a while, it’s definitely time to try again.   Search the newspapers –>   More to search and a great-value subscription It’s not just our

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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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St Patrick’s Day shamrock sellers

1930s Shamrock sellers in Plymouth

Happy St Patrick’s Day! We just love these wonderful photographs of shamrock sellers in Plymouth in the 1930s, printed in the Western Morning News: Top photo View the whole newspaper page Western Morning News | 18 March 1937 Bottom photo View the whole newspaper page Western Morning News | 18 March 1939  

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Harold Mahony: until Sunday 7 July 2013, the last Scot to win a Wimbledon men’s singles title (July 1896)

We were fascinated by this news story about Harold Mahony, who won the men’s singles at Wimbledon in 1896. Born in Edinburgh in 1869 (we think the 1867 in the news story is a typo), Mahony was twice a semi-finalist at Wimbledon in 1891 and 1892, before finally winning the championship in 1896. As he was born to Irish parents (from Dublin), Mahony was clearly a mix of Scottishness and Irishness – so Ireland might claim him as an Irish

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