Finns Leinster Journal.
by Edmund Finn in 1767 and published on Wednesdays and Saturdays
and was brought to such places as Carlow and Castledermot. For
ten years the Finn family enjoyed the prosperity brought by
their paper but sadly Edmund Finn died in 1777.
It was then left up to Edmund's wife
Catherine Finn to take on the extraordinary task of running the
paper while taking care of her seven young children. Fame was
thrust on Catherine by the death of her husband as during the
18th and 19th century no other woman played such a role.
The Finnís Leinster Journal 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
The archives will be available online at
www.irishnewsarchive.com soon. 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: 1767-1828
Counties Served: Kilkenny
Source: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 12/2011
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