King John castle Limerick

Last updated 20 May 2019 Total number of records is 26,221 of which 15,327 are by Nick and 10,894 by Simon

About Nick Reddan's (including the late Simon de Montfort's) Newspaper Extracts

Background

I started collecting newspaper extracts in the late 1980s. I have been sharing these in the internet since the early 2000s. This was all before the development of OCR based newspaper sites.

While the OCR based newspaper sites are a wonderful boon for researchers, OCR is not perfect and some of the microfilms they are based on are of poor quality.

The late Simon de Montfort approached me a few years ago and provide me with copies of his collection of newspaper extracts. He wanted to ensure they remained available. I have been gradually converting his extracts into my database. I still have a way to go before all his extracts are included.