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Newspapers

 Irish Regional and Provincial Newspapers

  • The Library takes and retains printed copies of almost all Connacht newspapers, plus at least one from most counties on the Western seaboard
  • Up to six months of these titles are held in the Browsing Room on the Ground Floor
  • The archives of some Irish regional newspapers are available on the Irish Newspaper Archive database, accessible via the Library catalogue. You can find a tutorial on how to use the Irish Newspaper Archive here
  • Most provincial newspapers have websites containing partial or complete copy of their current editions
  • Links to these can be found at  Regional Newspapers  and at Index Ireland (Media)

Irish National Newspapers

  • Copies of most Irish daily newspapers are held for one week in the Browsing Room
  • A set of the current year’s issues is retained in storage and can be requested
  • The Irish Times database can be accessed via the library catalogue  or at the Irish Times website
  • The Irish Times Archive database is available for searching on the Library catalogue and also on microfilm at 072.915 in the microform room
  • The Irish Independent and the Freeman's Journal can be searched on the Irish Newspaper Archive via the Library catalogue
  • The complete run of the Irish Press newspaper (1931-1995) is available on microfilm
  • Some Irish titles are also available on our online databases Nexis Newspapers & Business and UK and Eire Reference Centre, both available via the Library catalogue

International Newspapers

Newspapers in Microform

  • The Library has a significant newspaper collection in microform, located in the microform room on the ground floor
  • Among the collections are Irish political and radical newspapers in the twentieth century and Irish politics and society through the press
  • Details of titles within these collections can be viewed by searching under the collection name on the Library catalogue

Other Newspaper Collections

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