The following newspapers have been digitized and are available to search online at all libraries in County Roscommon.
Roscommon Champion (1944-2009)
Roscommon Herald (1882-2013)
Roscommon Journal (1828-1927)
Roscommon Messenger (1848-1935)
Roscommon and Leitrim Gazette (1822-1882)
Strokestown Democrat (1913-1948)
Connacht Sentinel (1927-current)
Connacht Tribune (1909-current)
Connacht Telegraph (1900-current)
Leitrim Observer (1904-current)
Longford Leader (1897-current)
Freeman’s Journal (1763-1924)
Irish Press (1931-1995)
Irish Independent (1905-current)
The Nation (1842-1897)
Sunday Independent (1906-current)
They also hold a number of local newspapers on microfilm:
Athlone News (1961–1962)
Athlone Observer (1985–1995)
Athlone Times (1887–1889)
Longford Independent (1885–1925)
The Nation (1842–1897)
Roscommon and Leitrim Gazette (1822–1872)
Roscommon Champion (1944–2009)
Roscommon Constitutionalist (1889–1891)
Roscommon Herald (1859–2012)
Roscommon Journal and Western Reporter (1828–1927)
Roscommon Messenger (1848–1935)
Roscommon People (2006–2012)
Roscommon Reporter (1850–1860)
Strokestown Democrat (1913–1948)
Western Nationalist (1907–1920)
Tracing your Irish Ancestors Conferences with the Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast
Places are filling up quickly for Ulster Historical Foundation’s Tracing your Irish Ancestors family history conferences in June and September 2016. In fact the June event will sell out soon (only 8 places are available). If you are interested in attending this programme we suggest you book now to avoid disappointment.
The Foundation’s genealogy conferences are aimed at both the dedicated family historian and those who may prefer to spend more time savouring the enchanting landscape and historic sites of their ancestors.
The programmes will comprise an engaging and entertaining mix of research in the archives with the help of the Foundation’s experienced genealogists, talks from acknowledged experts and a variety of tours and day trips, all making for a memorable experience.
Highlights include: visits to Titanic Belfast and the Giant’s Causeway, the National Archives in Dublin and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) in Belfast, the famous Walls of Derry and the hills of Donegal, dinner at Belfast’s historic Reform Club and afternoon tea at Barons Court, home of the Duke of Abercorn.
So if you are thinking of a research trip to Ireland, there is no better way to learn how to use the Irish archives than by booking a place at our Tracing Your Irish Ancestors conferences. You will be very welcome.
For more information please visit the following websites:
Summer Conference – 15th to 22nd June 2016
Autumn Conference – 4th to 10th September 2016
If you have any queries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Testimonial from 2015 conference attendees:
Loved this conference last month and so glad I visited the Antrim coast. Wonderfully organized and learned so much history. Highly recommend
Maureen Hanlon, California, USA
What a wonderful week this was, I cannot believe just how many places that we all visited together, thank you so much to everyone involved in all the hard work for giving us such a wonderful time, I also met up with many new friends.
Kay Howard, Essex, England
This conference was extraordinary. It was exceptionally well organized by the most accommodating and professional people – not to mention their wonderful sense of humour. Although I wasn’t able to learn any more about my own ancestors, I did learn a great deal and have new sources of information to explore. Then perhaps another visit to Belfast is in my future. Thank you for a memorable experience.
Jacque Leeper, Georgia, USA
If it is as wonderful and helpful as your September family history conference, everyone is in for a great time. Everything was great from our guides on the tours, to helpful staff at PRONI and the other places of records/deeds/archives … I now have an understanding of where to look, where to go, and best of all, I was travelling through the same countryside as my ancestors had lived. Met some interesting people in my co-attendees of the conference and some great staff from UHF. Thanks to all of them and wishing the new folks good success! Oh, and bring clothes a bit baggy because the food was wonderful!!!
Jane Jackson, Ontario, Canada
Dublin City Book Fair at the Tara Towers Hotel on Sunday, 25th October from 11.am. -5.pm. Admission €2.00.
We will have a wide selection of Books, Antiquarian, Rare, Esoteric, Signed Firsts and a selection of coins to suit almost every taste and pocket. There will also be some Prints and Ephemera.
Some dealers offer Free Valuations, so it might be time to have a look in the attic. Who knows what is up there?
The Fair is disability friendly(no steps) and refreshments are available in the hotel.
Below are listed a small sample of some of the items that will be exhibited and for sale.
O’Brien Books of Wexford:-
Roman silver denarii, Irish & English hammered, proof and uncirculated sets, P. Pearse 10/= proofs in original cases.
James Howell Rare Books of Dublin:-
A Complete History of The Westmeath Hunt From its Foundation, Edmund F. Dease, Dublin 1898
A Statistical Survey of the County of Meath with Observations on the means of Improvement Drawn up for the Consideration, and under the Direction of The Dublin Society (This copy has the Map and all its Plates) Robert Thompson of Oatland, Dublin 1802.
Lyons Hill Books of Newcastle:-
Signed First Editions by Edna O’Brien, Bernard Laverty, Eoin Colfer and Patrick McCabe and Begley’s Three Volume History of the Diocese of Limerick.
Looking forward to seeing all collectors and browsers on Sunday. Any queries please call Mob. 087-2568908 or Email:- email@example.com Or Email:- firstname.lastname@example.org
Obama is from Offaly and now it turns out Bruce Springsteen hails from Co. Kildare – Megan Smolenyak genealogist has made the connection.