Donegal News Newspaper Records

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 Ireland's turbulent past as well as the local impact of major national and international events.


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