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Welcome to The Waterloo Directory of Irish Newspapers and Periodicals:1800-1900, a subject-inclusive, language-inclusive bibliography of
5,800 publications, 7,000 people, 800 issuing bodies, 215 publishing towns, 1250 title pages. Editor John S. North.
Soli Deo Gloria

 
Sample Title Page


Reproduced by Permission, Royal Botanic Garden Library

The paper traces its origins to an Augustinian Nationalist priest, Fr James Anderson, a native of the town, who formed the Drogheda Independent Club in 1881 to foster nationalist opinion in the town. The paper was closely linked in those early days with the cause of the Land League and in identifying itself with the plight of the small farmer. The Drogheda Independent came into direct conflict with the two existing newspapers, the ‘Conservative’ and the ‘Argus’, leading to some fiery exchanges in print and Fr Anderson penning a number of the most outspoken articles.



The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers & Periodicals: 1800 - 1900 Series Three.
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