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Irish News and Newspapers (Irish Studies)

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Historical Irish Newspapers

This guide lists news sources for Irish and Irish-American topics in both current and historical Irish newspapers.

Historical Irish Newspapers Online

Select List of Irish Newspapers on Microfilm at O'Neill Library

Belfast News Letter

Published daily Monday through Saturday. The paper was established in 1737 and is the oldest English language general daily newspaper in the world. O'Neill has Belfast News-letter and General Advertiser 1738-1769 in microfilm, and the paper under the newer title, Belfast News-letter, 1769-1800, 1850-1865 and January 1968-December 1998 on microfilm.

Belfast Telegraph

Published Monday through Saturday since 1869. O'Neill has January 1968- to March 2016 on microfilm.

Derry Journal

Published daily since 1880. O'Neill has 1957-1997 on microfilm, and the current six months in hard copy.

Irish Times (Dublin)

Published daily since 1859. O'Neill holds 1859-2006 on microfilm.

For a list of over 3,000 periodical titles that the libraries own or to which we subscribe see Irish Serials in the Boston College Libraries.