The Irish Media History blog presents short posts on a variety of aspects of Irish media history. Initially it will focus on 1850-1950, and especially on print media, but it is hoped that over time this will expand to include other media and other eras.

One of the main aims of the blog is to introduce readers to some of the long-lost publications, businesses and individuals (as well as the occasional scandal!) from Ireland’s media history. So while there will be posts on well-known newspapers and writers, more will be on overlooked or forgotten papers, periodicals and journalists – many of them very successful in their day. There will also be posts on significant historical events, legal battles, personal feuds and the occasionally bizarre moments of Irish media history.

There will also be some posts which seek to fill in gaps or resolve confusions, sometimes about publications but especially about individuals, in the hope that someone out there will be able to help by supplying a crucial detail or piece of information. All comments, queries, linking and sharing very much appreciated!

Stephanie Rains teaches in the Media Studies department at Maynooth University, Maynooth, Ireland.


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