The Belfast Morning News

The Belfast Morning News was first published in 1855 and was Ireland’s first one penny newspaper. This exceptionally affordable price brought the newspaper to a wide audience. Other Irish newspapers of the time ranged between four and six pence in price, or were available by subscription at £3 per year. The issues presented here are those from the early days of the paper in the 1850s to April 1882. The paper was then renamed Morning News .

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Date Coverage

Overall Coverage 1857 – 1882

Due to the delicate nature of the materials involved gaps in the collection are inevitable. Newspapers are usually printed on cheap paper with lower quality inks. This makes their storage and preservation more challenging. As a result where date ranges are listed this does not guarantee that every issue in that date range has survived.

Findmypast has a selection of issues from the The Belfast Morning News, the break-down of dates covered are as follows: 1857; 1859-1871; 1879-1882 (to April)