150 years of the Irish Times to go online

Wow! This could be very useful to some of us who hail from that part of the world…

The Irish Times has created an online archive of nearly 150 years of content from the newspaper.

The digital catalogue contains every issue of the newspaper, from its first on March 29, 1859, to the present day and can be accessed through the paper’s website.

To create the archive, which will be officially launched in early October, the Irish Times digitised over 1,100 reels of microfilm – with each reel containing 700 page images.

Access to the reproduction newspaper pages, which are keyword searchable, will costs users from €10 for a 24-hour pass – though schools and libraries will have free access to the service…

Thanks to Bill Thompson for the link.