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Digitised Collections

Kildare Observer (1880-1935) is available for free here

Irish Newspaper Archive is available to access for free in all Co. Kildare  branch libraries and in Kildare County Archives and Local Studies Service, Harbour View, Naas. It includes a range of national and regional newspapers, including The Kildare Nationalist (formerly Nationalist & Leinster Times), The Leinster Express, The Irish Independent, The Freeman's Journal and The Irish PressThe Leinster Leader has also been partially digitised up to 1929.

Radical Newspaper Archive is also available to access for free in all  branch libraries in County Kildare, along with Local Studies in Harbour View, Naas. This collection includes a wide range of specialist papers across the political spectrum, including nationalist, republican, labour and suffragette publications.

British Newspaper Archive is available for free in Kildare County Archives and Local Studies, Harbour View, Naas by prior appointment. It is also available in the main branch libraries in Athy, Celbridge, Kildare, Leixlip, Maynooth, Naas and Newbridge. This resource is particularly useful as it includes several decades of The Leinster Leader (1884-1889 & 1925-1955).

Newspapers available on microfilm 

Leinster Leader 1881/82 – 2018 (1881/82 – 1884 holdings are incomplete; many issues missing)
Kildare Observer 1880 – 1935. [complete - paper discontinued in 1935]
Nationalist and Leinster Times 1880-1950 
Freeman’s Journal 1763 – 1860.
Finn's Leinster Journal 1767-1828 [missing - 1777; 1784-85; 1800; 1804; 1809-1817; 1825-26]
Leinster Express 24 Sept 1831 – 1884.
Irish Times 1859 - 1923; Jan. 1997 – 2003.
Dublin Penny Journal 1832-1836.

Newspapers and magazines available in hardcopy [not usually issued to public when microfilm/digital version exists for preservation and access reasons]

Liffey Champion 1990 onwards. Some issues missing , particularly in the early years. (Please note that the Liffey Champion is currently only available in original hard copy format, by prior appointment).
Leinster Leader Most issues from 1900 onwards. Condition varies from good to extremely poor. All years now on microfilm and some digitised on the Irish Newspaper Archive and the British Newspaper Archive.
Kildare Nationalist 1983 - present.
The Curragh News (bound photocopy) Feb. – Sept. 1891.
The Ballitore Magazine (bound photocopy) 2nd series 1821.
Leixlip Life (bound 4 vols) April 1973 – March 1982.
The Celbridge Charter
New Link Magazine, Newbridge 1973-1976.
Maynooth Newsletter 1975 onwards
Lucan Times
The Dublin Penny Journal 1832-3; 1834-5.

Email or 045 906103 or 045 906104 to make an appointment.