Over recent years there has been an explosion in the availability of on-line historical sources. This is perhaps best exemplified by the availability of newspapers for local and academic historians alike. Sometimes referred to as the ‘silent century’, local news items like those included herein for Athenry help illuminate the eighteenth century in particular. Here we have picked one news report per decade on the events and people of Athenry…

      Daily Courant, 19 August 1707


     Dublin Intelligence, 18 April 1719     

        Dublin Gazette, 19 September 1724

Newcastle Courant, 31 December 1737  

   Pues Occurrences, 7 June 1748


         Public Advertiser, 23 August 1755
 Public Advertiser, 27 August 1763
Saunders’s News-Letter, 14 August 177

Dublin Journal, 18 September 1783

          Dublin Evening Post, 22 October 1796

Recommended to those who would like to do their own research are www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk, www.irishnewsarchive.com, www.newspaperarchive.com, and www.newspapers.com.