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Irish Newspapers 1820 - 1951

I love the newspapers! There are so many stories, even about the smallest of places. Seeing a family member’s name in a newspaper is such a thrill, especially from so long ago.

N. Murray, Dublin, Ireland

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About the Irish newspaper collection

Our Irish newspaper collection provides access to millions of articles from newspapers published around Ireland. Titles include a variety of local papers from all four provinces of Ireland, as well as national press.

To see a full list of newspaper titles included, select "By Newspaper" from the filters on the left. Additional newspapers will be added to the collection over time.

Why newspapers?

Newspapers are an incredible resource when tracing your family tree as they reveal the daily lives of our ancestors. Local newspapers (like those found on findmypast) include more than just announcements of births, marriages, and deaths. Local articles include visitors to and from town, legal notices detailing the settling of estates and land sales, and advertisements.

Local newspapers also provide a glimpse at major national and local events through the eyes of the community. The role and story of significant events, such as the Great Irish Famine or Fenian Risings are reported through a local lens, allowing you to further understand an ancestor's place within their local community.