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    Irish schools continued success with Irish Newspaper Archives via Scoilnet

    Irish schools continued success with Irish Newspaper Archives via Scoilnet


    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...

    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.

    On This Day In History 04.November.1917

    On This Day In History 04.November.1917


    #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...

    #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. 
    _______Discoveries________
    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:
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    Irish Newspaper Archives FREE to all Irish Schools

    Irish Newspaper Archives FREE to all Irish Schools


    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...

    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 : andrew@irishnewspaperarchives.com 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.

             

    Who was St. Patrick ?

    Who was St. Patrick ?


    Who was Saint Patrick ? This is a question that could easily be asked with many different answers, most lightly many of the answers would contain; snakes and a drum! However this same question has been asked for centuries and through the archives I find...

    Who was Saint Patrick ? This is a question that could easily be asked with many different answers, most lightly many of the answers would contain; snakes and a drum! However this same question has been asked for centuries and through the archives I find the answer contained in the Cork Examiner 11th March 1893.  You can download the page from The Cork Examiner 11 March 1893 Page 12 below:

    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:

    Irish Examiner 1841-current, Saturday, March 11, 1893

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    Irish News Archives Essential Maintenance

    Irish News Archives Essential Maintenance


    Thursday 16.March.2017  - Essential Maintenance & Technical Issues Dear Customers, 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...

    Thursday 16.March.2017  - Essential Maintenance & Technical Issues

    Dear Customers,

    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

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    Irish Newspaper Archives First Newspaper Edition Download Page

    Irish Newspaper Archives First Newspaper Edition Download Page


    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...

    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.

     

    Irish Press 1931-1995, Saturday, September 05, 1931

    Leinster Express 1831-current, Saturday, September 24, 1831

    Dundalk Democrat 1849-current, Saturday, October 20, 1849

    Michael Collins Letter Fetches €28,000 at auction 21.02.2003

    Michael Collins Letter Fetches €28,000 at auction 21.02.2003


    On the 21st Of February 2003 a letter signed by Michael Collins, written on his return from London went on auction. Michael Collins letter was estimated to fetch up to €8,000.00 but sold for €26,500.00 to a mystery private collector. Download the...

    On the 21st Of February 2003 a letter signed by Michael Collins, written on his return from London went on auction. Michael Collins letter was estimated to fetch up to €8,000.00 but sold for €26,500.00 to a mystery private collector.

    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.

     

    Irish Independent 22 February 2003 Michael Collins Letter Auction

    Irish Examiner 1841-current, Saturday, February 22, 2003

              

    The Carlow Nationalist and Leinster Times 1883 - Historic Newspaper Archive

    The Carlow Nationalist and Leinster Times 1883 - Historic Newspaper Archive


    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...

    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.

                   

    The Carlow Nationalist & Leinster Times 22.09.1883

     

                    

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    British Embassy Burned after Derry's Bloody Sunday killings

    British Embassy Burned after Derry's Bloody Sunday killings


    A wave of petrol bombings and burnings hit Dublin last night in reaction to the Derry's Bloody Sunday killing of 13 civilians. News Pages from 02 February 1972 As the Irish Republic tries to come to terms with the death of 13 civilians in Derry's Bloody...

    A wave of petrol bombings and burnings hit Dublin last night in reaction to the Derry's Bloody Sunday killing of 13 civilians. News Pages from 02 February 1972 As the Irish Republic tries to come to terms with the death of 13 civilians in Derry's Bloody Sunday angry protests turn to violence.  Read the events from today 45 years ago and download 3 of the Nations Leading daily newspapers to view the reaction from Ireland  and the world to the shooting of 13 civilians. Download pages Below:

      Extract; Irish Press 02nd February 1972 -  A SMALL GELIGNITE BOMB was hurled from a group of demonstrators at the British Embassy in Merrion Square last night. A garda was injured in the blast, caused by an estimated five pounds of gelignite. A second bomb was believed to be in front of the building. There was traffic chaos when hundreds spilled on 4o Mount Street after the explosion.

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    Irish Independent 1905-current, Wednesday, February 02, 1972 pg 1

     

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    Gerry Adams 2 Day Visa Travels to New York Report from 01 February 1994

    Gerry Adams 2 Day Visa Travels to New York Report from 01 February 1994


    It was 20 years ago when Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams won the right to visit America after President Bill Clinton gave him a 48-hour visa. On January 31, 1994 Adams stepped off the plane in New York from Dublin, and Northern Ireland was never the same...

    It was 20 years ago when Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams won the right to visit America after President Bill Clinton gave him a 48-hour visa.

    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:

     

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