Category Archives: Newspapers

Irish Newspapers Online

Before the arrival of Irish newspapers online, searching for evidence of ancestors in the press was often a tedious task.  Unless the approximate date of an event was known, it could take hours or even days of trawling through every page of a newspaper to locate a report or announcement of the event you are searching for.  Not that this type of research

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Irish Newspapers

Irish Newspapers began to be published from the late 17th century, however, for the purposes of using them as a genealogical research tool, it is not until the mid 18th century that Irish newspapers start to become useful. By the 1750s Irish newspapers were published more widely around the country and began to carry information of genealogical value.  

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The Police Gazette or Hue-and-Cry Ireland

The Police Gazette or Hue-and-Cry Ireland was published in Dublin every Tuesday and Friday by Alexander Thom & Co., and is almost always referred to as Hue-and-Cry  It is unclear when Hue-and Cry and was first published in Ireland and exactly how much of the publication survives.  The National Library of Ireland’s holding runs from 1837 to 1917,

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The Dublin Gazette & Iris Oifigiuil

The use of newspapers for the study of family history is well known.  However, the name of one of the oldest publications in Ireland, the Dublin Gazette, will be less familiar, despite its myriad of potential uses to the family historian. The Dublin Gazette was first published on 5th November 1706 and was the official publication of British Government

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