Archive lifts lid on life in 1940s Ireland

Life in Ireland and around the world as captured in the Irish Examiner pages between 1939 and 1949 will now be available to everyone following the launch today of the second stage of this newspaper’s archive project.

Online visitors will now be able to browse through the digital pages of the Cork Examiner, as it was then, from 1939 to 1949, taking in the drama of ‘the Emergency’ and much more.

The latest release marks the second phase of the archive project, which was launched last November with digital reproduction of the Irish Examiner from 1841 to 1939. Following today’s launch of stage two comes the rollout of the rest of the archive at a rate of a decade per month, to be completed by the end of September.

The digitisation of the Examiner archives is part of a national media project overseen by the Irish Newspaper Archives.

In addition to the Second World War, the archive also covers events such as the declaration of Ireland as a republic, the opening of the world’s first duty-free airport at Shannon, and Ireland’s first rugby Grand Slam in what was then the Five Nations.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/archive/

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