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Newspaper Archives


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  • Model Business Park,
    Model Farm Road,
    Cork.

    Telephone: 021 4546499.

    Opening hours: 9am-5:30pm, Monday to Friday. Closed on Mondays of Bank Holiday weekends.

Newspaper Archive

Cork County Library has an extensive newspaper archive, which is located at our Model Farm Road Reference department. Most of the collection is held on microfilm, but some newspapers are held in bound volumes and may be consulted on the premises.

A newspaper archive is a treasure house for the curious enquirer and the serious researcher. Whether your search is for a report of the 1950 All-Ireland senior football final, for reaction in the local press to the Easter Rising or merely a curious impulse to see what was newsworthy on the day of your birth, our extensive newspaper archive of microfilm and bound volumes will, we are confident, fulfil your needs.

The Cork County Library Newspaper Archive is located at our HQ's Reference Department at Model Business Park, Model Farm Road, Cork. The bulk of the collection is stored on microfilm. To access items held on microfilm, it is advisable to pre-book a microfilm reader. Bookings can be made well in advance of an anticipated visit. It is advisable not to postpone booking of a machine until the last minute, as this can result in disappointment.

If you anticipate the need to make copies of newspaper extracts, the availability of a microfilm reader with printer facilities should be requested when booking. There is no charge for the use of microfilm readers, but charges for photocopies from microfilm are 20c for A4 copies and 25c for A3 copies.

Newspapers held in bound volumes may be consulted on the premises, without prior appointment. For conservation reasons and because of the physical difficulty of handling large bound volumes, we regret that photocopies may not be made from bound volumes. For a list of the newspaper titles held in our Newspaper Archive, see Newspaper Archive Holdings below.

Newspaper Title Dates of Holdings
Avondhu 1995-2003 (ongoing).
Carrigdhoun Weekly March 1993 - March 1995; January 1996-December 1997.
Celtic Times (facsimile copy) February - December, 1887.
Constitution or Cork Morning Post 13/12/1822 - 30/6/1823;
2/7/1823 - 31/12/1823;
2/1/1824 - 31/12/1824.
Cork Daily Advertiser October 1836 - 21 January 1837.
Cork Evening Herald 9 September 1833 - 7 Oct 1836.
Cork Examiner (now Irish Examiner) From 30 August 1841 (ongoing).
Cork Gazette and General Advertiser 1795
The Corkman 1995 - December 2003 (ongoing).
Cork Mercantile Chronicle 1801 - 1818; 1823; 1825 - 1828; 1832 - 1835.
Cork Sentinel 19 January 1831 - 3 September 1831.
Cork Sportsman 30 May 1908 - 9 October 1911.
Cork Standard 1837
Cork Sun 18 April 1903 - 1905.
Cork Total Abstainer 20 February 1841 - 3 July 1841.
Cork Weekly Times 4 October 1833 - 26 September 1834.
Dublin Evening Post 1828 - 1830; 1851 - 1853.
Fainne an Lae 1898 - 1899.
Freeman's Journal 4 December 1792 - 3 April 1798; 1 January 1848 - 17 March 1851; 20 December 1890 - 17 Feb 1892; 17 December 1919 - 7 January 1922.
The Guardian (London) 1878.
Hibernian Chronicle (Cork) 1769 - 1800.
Illustrated London News January - June 1848; 1849; July 1850 - June 1851; January - June 1853; July 1855 - June 1856; 1858 - 1859; January - June 1877.
Imokilly People January 1993 - April 1995; February 1998 - Oct 1999; September 2002 - December 2003 (ongoing).
Inside Cork 1999.
Irish Freedom November 1910 - December 1914 (incomplete).
Irishman July 1859 - June 1864; 1877.
The Irish Times From 30 March 1859 (ongoing).
Limerick Chronicle 1831.
Morning Register (Dublin) 23 January 1833 - 31 December 1833.
Munster Advertiser 20 April 1839 - 8 May 1841.
Muskerry Leader September 1987 - 3 Feb 1989; May 1992 - 2000.
The Nation October 1843 - 1847 (incomplete); 1849 - 1850; 31 August 1850 - 23 August 1851; 1854 - 1856 (incomplete); September 1857 - August 1858; 1858 - 1859; November 1865 - August 1867; 1875; 1879.
The New Era 1899.
The Patriot (Dublin) August 1821 - July 1822.
People's Press and Cork Weekly Register 20 September 1834?10 February 1836.
Province of Munster 27 January 1849 - 29 December 1849.
Sinn Fein 22 June 1912 - 29 November 1913
Skibbereen and West Carbery Eagle; later West Cork Eagle and County Advertiser; later Eagle and Cork County Advertiser; later Cork County Eagle and Munster Advertiser. 7 September 1861 - 8 July 1922; August 1927 - December 1928.
Southern Cross (Buenos Aires) 1997 - 1998.
Southern Patriot (Mallow) 10 February 1844 - 13 March 1844.
Southside News (Cork) 1996 - 1998.
Southern Reporter (Cork) 1817 - 1819; 1823 (bound vol.); 1824; 1826 - 1827; 1830 - 1836; 1847.
Southern Star (Skibbereen) June 1921 - 1935; 1978 - 2003 (ongoing).
United Ireland (Dublin) August 1893 - July 1895.
Vale Star (Mallow) 26 September 1991 - 2003 (ongoing).
Weekly Freeman (Dublin) October 1883 - Februrary 1884.
Model Business Park,
Model Farm Road,
Cork.

Telephone: 021 4546499.

Opening hours: 9am-5:30pm, Monday to Friday. Closed on Mondays of Bank Holiday weekends.

Cork County Library & Arts Service, County Library Building, Carrigrohane Road, Cork.
Phone: 021-4546499 - Email corkcountylibrary@corkcoco.ie