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The Local Studies section holds an extensive collection of local historical newspapers on microfilm.


Title                              Dates                      
Wicklow People 1889-1935
Wicklow Star 1895-1900
Arklow Reporter 1890-1893
Wicklow Post 1935
Wicklow Standard 1900-1901
Bray Gazette 1861-1873
East Coast Express 1936-1938
Bray Tribune 1939-1943
Bray Herald 1905-1927
Bray People 1979-2001
Wicklow Newsletter 1858-1926


To book an appointment on a microfilm reader please phone (01) 286 6566 or email

Microfilm viewers and microfilm reels of local newspapers are also available in Arklow, Bray, Greystones, Blessington and Baltinglass Branches. Please contact each branch respectively to book a machine and request desired titles and dates.

Hard copy editions of the previous three years of the Wicklow People and Bray People are also available for consultation in the local studies room in Ballywaltrim Library.

Wicklow Library Service subscribes to the British Newspaper Archive online service. This is a searchable database of National and local newspapers available through our Findmypast subscription which is available remotely to all Wicklow County Council library members during current Covid restrictions. Please contact your local library branch for access details.

The Irish Times Digital Archive features exact reproductions of all articles published by the Irish Times from 1859 onwards. This resource can be accessed on computers in all library branches.