Local history at your finger-tipsOctober 4, 2007 - 3:16pm
The Connacht Tribune Newspaper Group has launched an updated and user-friendly online archive — enabling people to wander through Galway’s history from the very first issue of the Connacht Tribune on May 22, 1909, right up to the present date.
The archive of all 10,000- plus published editions of the Connacht Sentinel, the Connacht Tribune and the Galway City Tribune is fully word and picture searchable. The photographic archive goes back as far as 1966. Accessed through the www.galwaynews.ie website, the archive has been redeveloped by the Irish Newspaper Archive. The service allows users to browse thumbnail copies of all issues, search by keyword, search photo captions and even search for advertisements.
Speaking at the launch in the Galway City Museum, David Hickey, CEO Connacht Tribune, said: “The Connacht Tribune Group is proud to be the first newspaper group in Ireland to launch a complete online archive. This online archive provides a contemporary view of history as it happened and allows the user to read the original articles, as they were written and in the context of the newspapers in which they were printed. Providing…..