Irish Newspaper Archive
Nationwide school access to Irish Newspaper Archives continues to gather pace.
Over the past two years, Irish Newspaper Archives has worked closely with the PDST to make the archives accessible to Irish schools through the Scoilnet portal. Scoilnet is the Department of Education and Skills (DES) official portal for Irish education, developed as a support for teachers. Through the Scoilnet portal teachers and students alike have unlimited access to the largest database of Irish newspaper content in the World.
The schools' access programme was initially launched as a pilot scheme in 2017. During the initial 10 months of the scheme, the archive’s Counter Compliant analytic tool reported that, nationally, schools viewed over 30,000 records. With a successful pilot, the archives were opened up through Scoilnet for 2018.
To generate awareness of the availability of the archives to schools, the PDST created a series of tasks and projects based on newspaper research. These tasks, combined with a marketing campaign to generate awareness of the archives, helped schools to engage with the archives.
2018 saw the usage climb from 30,000 to 290,985 views per record (page views). Through the Irish Newspaper Archive gateway, students are learning about historical figures such as Charles Stewart Parnell, Michael Collins, Eamon De Valera and many more.
Irish Newspaper Archives is proud to open our nation’s past to our country’s future leaders.
#OnThisDay 04.November.1917 Sunday Independent
FROM BRICKS TO BOMBS
EXPLOSIVE MORE DANGEROUS TO TROOPS THEN TO THE ENEMY
At Bow street, London Arthur Edward Brown was charged with contravening the Regulations 45H of the Defense of the Realm Regulations.... Brown, he said, was managing director of James Brown Ltd, who,before the war made bricks... who won contracts to supply bombs to the French Warfare Supply Department.
It was found that a number of heads had been used instead of bases, and that holes had been drilled in there heads and they had been plugged. This was the case of 176 bombs. The inspector also found that the plugs had been varnished over in an effort to conceal them. In still further instances the holes had been covered with cement or paint. Download the full page here:
Irish Newspaper Archives is now available in your school!
We are delighted to announce the release of the Irish Newspaper Archives resource to all schools nationwide. INA have worked closely with the PDST to make this project possible. The project is a pilot scheme and will be open to every school nationwide until January 2018.
Schools will have access to the world's oldest and largest Irish Newspaper Archive via the schools network broadband. This incredible project now means that every school in the country will gain access to a national database of Irish newspapers spanning a period of 300 years. Students and teachers alike will gain the ability to peer back in time through over 9 million pages of newspaper from 69 newspaper titles nationwide.
To access the newspaper archive resource you must be on the Schools network brandband system. This broadband network is provided to all schools nationwide by the PDST. Access is automatic and there is no need for usernames and passwords.
If you would like more details on the archive or the scope of the schools project please contact me : firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The schools access program is a pilot scheme and its success depends on the use of the archives by the schools so please spread the news wide and far and if you need more information do not hesitate to contact a member of our team.
The journalist who wrote the article has a little bit of fun stopping a local man and questioning his reason for wearing the shamrock on the 17th March and asking "who was St. Patrick ?"
Although the local man known as Pat; doesn't have the answers the journalist investigates the legend of St Patrick and tells the story of sorcery and magic. Not only did St Patrick banish all the snakes from Ireland but he also laid waste to the fertile lands of the Druids and eventually had the land swallow them up!
Enjoy the Cork Examiner 11 March 1893 below:
Start you adventure today and discover over 9 million pages of Irish History with membership to Irish Newspaper Archives.
Thursday 16.March.2017 - Essential Maintenance & Technical Issues
we are currently experiencing an issue with access to the Irish Newspaper Archives service. We are currently looking into fixing the issue and we apologies for any inconvenience caused to your access.
We will update this message as the maintenance / fixes take place.
Thank you for your patience
First Newspaper Edition Download Page:
Welcome to Irish Newspaper Archives first edition download page. Feel free to download and share the newspaper pages below. The newspaper pages that you will find here are a catalog of first editions or newspaper clippings of each titles prospectus. A newspaper prospectus sets out a title's goals and what readers can expect from a newspaper and may indicate a political leaning.
Download the articles below from the Irish Examiner & The Irish Independent dated the 22.02.2003 reporting on the auction.
Michael Collins Letters was a three-page document sent to prominent Derry republican Louis J Walsh in 1922, telling him about his opposition to the Northern Ireland border. Replying to a letter from Walsh, Collins outlined his position regarding negotiations with Winston Churchill and unionist leader James Craig.
It was written after he returned to Dublin from a meeting in London with Churchill and Craig. Collins stated in the letter that Craig's stance on partition was seen as "an unreasonable one and not ours".
"All the British statesmen are agreed that it was most disastrous on Craig's part to talk about agreeing to nothing less than the six county area," he wrote.
He expressed his belief that ties would increase between leaders in the north and south, leading to a united Ireland in the long term. He told Walsh that he was "no lover of partition, no matter what form it appears", and that any form of partition was "distasteful" to him. "It would be far better to fix our minds for a time on a united Ireland, for this course will not leave minorities which would be impossible to govern," he wrote. Collins also said he hoped that one day a multi-denominational party might be formed in the north east, developing links with the Free State and destabilising the northern administration.
The first edition of The Carlow Nationalist and Leinster Times was published on Browne Street, Carlow in 1883. This historic newspaper has been reporting on regional and national events for over 134 years. To do this day the Nationalist & Leinster Times has the largest circulation of any newspaper title in Carlow. The full newspaper archive is now available for searching through the Irish Newspaper Archive gateway.
Search and retrieve every page from 22nd September 1883 to current through the Irish Newspaper Archives historic newspaper gateway. The Carlow Nationalist and Leinster Times holds the key for genealogical research for CO. Carlow and surrounding areas. The historic newspaper archives contains The Carlow Nationalist, The Laois Nationalist and the Kildare Nationalist.
Download the first every front page edition of the Carlow Nationalist and Leinster Times below. Start your adventure to day and get access to over 69 newspaper titles and 300 years of Irish history.
Irish Newspaper Archives offers our members a unique view of Ireland regional and daily newspapers from 1738 to current day. Join Irish Newspaper Archives and start you search, read the events that shaped our nation or research your family tree through the largest online archive of Irish obituaries in the world. s
300 years of Irish History waiting for you with a membership to Irish Newspaper Archives.
On January 31, 1994 Adams stepped off the plane in New York from Dublin, and Northern Ireland was never the same again.Download the pages from the Irish Independent & Cork Examiner 01. February.1994 Below:
Join Irish Newspaper Archives and get access to over 9 million pages of Irish history.