Over half a million new articles have been added to the Irish Newspaper Collection on Findmypast over the past month.

The latest updates include 4 brand new titles as well as additional articles in a further 7 existing ones. This brings the entire collection to 119 different national, regional and local Irish newspapers covering 248 years of history from 1708-1956. In all, you can now delve into over 20.9 million fully searchable articles.

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Of the 7 titles that have had additional articles added, the most substantial updates were made to Northern Whig (196,924), Lisburn Herald, and Antrim and Down Advertiser (36,533) and Derry Journal (20,906). These three updates will be a great boost for anyone tracing their family history in the north of Ireland.

Below is a list of the 4 newest newspapers to join the collection and the years they cover as of 18 May 2016:

Belfast Weekly News - 1897 - 1898, 1904 - 1914

Dundalk Examiner and Louth Advertiser - 1884, 1893, 1902 - 1915

National Teacher, and Irish Educational Journal - 1890 - 1893, 1895 - 1896

Weekly Gazette, Incumbered Estates Record & National Advertiser - 1854 - 1855

Why not explore the archive today to see what you can find out about your Irish family or the area they originate from? And remember, you'll also find millions more newspaper articles in our equally-fascinating British Newspaper Collection.