Newspapers

by Abigail Rieley, writer and journalist Hidden in the National Library’s collection of prints and drawings is the face of a murder victim. Maria Louisa Kirwan died exactly 160 years ago. She was killed by her husband on Ireland’s Eye, the barren little island that lies just off Howth in North County Dublin on September [...]

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Intro by Justin Furlong, NLI Newspaper Librarian This is the third in a series of blogs connected to a joint project (Newspaper Descriptors Project) by the National Library of Ireland and the Newspaper & Periodical History Forum of Ireland (NPHFI). The project hopes to provide short descriptors or pen notes for the newspaper titles listed [...]

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by Élodie Lévèque and Louise O’Connor, Conservation; and Justin Furlong, Newspaper Librarian The National Library of Ireland recently acquired two volumes of The Waterford Mirror containing rare issues from 1805 and 1806. In 1801, The Waterford Mirror and Munster Packet newspaper was first printed by John Bull, and from 1805 continued as The Waterford Mirror [...]

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