The newspaper was launched in August 1768 by John Ferrar, a prominent printer based on Quay Lane, and also the man responsible for publishing the very first trade directory outside Dublin only a year later.
Written by John Dorney, historian and editor of The Irish Story website, the book reveals the complete, shocking story of Ireland's capital during and after the shelling of the Four Courts, the latter an event that will forever be lamented by Irish genealogists as it destroyed centuries of records about our ancestors.
This paper was first published in 1772 as the London Derry Journal and Donegal & Tyrone Advertiser, and is second only to the Belfast NewsLetter as the oldest Irish newspaper still in existence.
This paper, which is now owned by Johnston Press, was first published in Cookstown, Co Tyrone, in 1891 and the BNA's new holding starts from that date. The planned archive will run to 1962. Available so far are editions published in 1891-1892, 1894-1898, and 1900-1909.
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Initially, the available editions are those published from January to December 1905, 1907 and 1908.
In due course, the BNA intends its online holding to run from 1891 to 1911. Across this period, the publication was also known as the Irish Daily Independent and the Irish Daily Independent and Daily Nation.
Tuesday 18 July: Tracing an Irish military ancestors: an examination of C19th and C20th records documenting the Irish in the British Army, as well as service in Republican forces during the Revolutionary period from 1913 to 1922, with Nicola Morris MAGI.