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Donegal News 1940-1979
Online Dec 2012
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Over 250 Years of Newspapers
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Originally established in 1902 to cover the area of Derry in Northern Ireland, the Donegal News moved across the border to Letterkenny during World War II in an effort to avoid harsh censorship laws. 2002 saw the renaming of the newspaper to the Donegal News from its previous title of Donegal News & Derry People.
Owned by the Lynch family whose North West of Ireland Printing & Publishing company is the largest family owned newspaper group in Ireland.
The Donegal News archives are a wonderful resource for all those interested in family genealogical research with their detailed births, deaths (obituaries) and marriages. The provincial press was also far less censored by the British authorities than their national equivalent. As a result they give both the professional and amateur historian a unique perspective of Irelandís turbulent past as well as the local impact of major national and international events.
The archives are now available online at www.irishnewsarchive.com. Fully word searchable and completely indexed Irish Newspaper Archives offers individual researchers and institutes / universities alike unprecedented access to a wealth of local history.
Date Range Available: 1980-2001
Counties served: Donegal