Newspapers

The NLI has the largest collection of national and regional newspapers in Ireland, covering over 1,770 individual titles from the seventeenth century to the present day.

Newspapers provide a contemporary commentary on the major occasions in the political, religious, sporting and cultural life of the nation. They are also a major source of information on everyday life - advertisements, reports on social events, accidents, court proceedings and inquests - all the exciting and mundane details that made up the daily lives of Irish people over the years.

Use our Newspaper Database to locate a particular newspaper, or to find out which titles were published in a particular county or town.

A large number of national and regional newspapers have been digitised and are available to search online on Findmypast and the Irish News Archive. The NLI provides free access to these subscription websites in our Genealogy Advisory Service.

City of Dublin election poster, 1831. NLI Ref: EPH E521
City of Dublin election poster, 1831. NLI Ref: EPH E521
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