Thursday, 7 March 2019

Nationalist and Munster Advertiser joins Irish Newspaper Archives

From the Irish Newspaper Archives (

The world's oldest and largest Irish Newspaper Archives continues to grow. We have updated the archive with the following new content:

The Nationalist & Munster Advertiser 11/05/1889 - Current

Updated Content:
Leinster Express 2010 - 2014
Kilkenny People 2006 - 2012

We are delighted to announce the release of The Nationalist & Munster Advertiser to our archives;
Learn more on the origins of the newspapers below:

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Nationalist & Munster Adverister Newspaper Archive 1889 - Current

In 1885 the Nationalist newspaper company was formed in Clonmel. The newly formed company purchashed the printing press from the defunct newspaper called; The Tipperary. The Tipperary Nationalist was first published January, 1886, under the editorship of Mr. J. G. McSweeney, who had considerable experience as a jounalist in Dublin. On the subsequent resignation of Mr. McSweeney, Mr. John E. O'Mahony, formerly of the Skibbereen Eagle, became editor.

Mr John E. O'Mahony was the first newspaper editor to be arrested under the Coercian act. Ireland was in the throes of the land agitation, Mr. O'Mahony was imprisoned and the Tipperary Nationalist company became involved in several libel actions.

The newspaper reports on the trial and the well fare of their editor with the headline; THE CRUSADE AGAINST THE NATIONALIST (Reported 11.May.1889)

With a nationalist outlook the publication went on to support Fine Gael [Finna Gael]. "We shall... champion... the cause of the oppressed." A second edition was run on Tuesdays between 05 Jan 1944 and 11 Mar 1967. James Long acted for the Nationalist Newspaper Co.

See Tipperary Nationalist, which was sued by the Crown and seized by the sheriff; Burke indicates that it essentially preceded this paper.

The masthead for newspaper changed a number of times from the early 1890's:

Tipperary Nationalist & Southern Irishman 1886 - 01.February.1890
The Nationalist 22.February.1890 - 30.April.1892
The Nationalist & Tipperary Advertiser 04.May.1892 - 12.Febraury.1908
The Nationalist & Munster Advertiser 15.February.1908 - Current

Coming Soon

The Evening Press * The Sunday Press * The Belfast Telegraph 1974 + * The Belfast Newsletter 1950 + * Tipperary Star * The Cork Evening Echo and our work on sourcing and finding gaps in the existing archive continues with the Limerick Leader 1970 -79 * Limerick Chronicle 1766+

(With thanks to Andrew Martin)


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