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Old Dungarvan Newspaper - The Dungarvan Gazette

This paper was established by Joseph Hansard and was published at his printing works at Lower Main Street (Now King Solicitors).  It was the second paper to be printed in Dungarvan, the first was the Munster Citizen which had a brief run of six months in the 1850s.

Joseph Hansard came to Dungarvan c. 1860 from Tipperary and set up as a bookseller and printer in Main Street.  In 1862 he married Mary, daughter of Robert Jones, a cabinet maker of Main Street, Dungarvan.  His most notable work was his History of Waterford City & County published in 1870.

The first issue of the Dungarvan Gazette appeared in December 1871.  It contained four pages and cost two pence.

Hansard left Dungarvan in 1879 and settled in Killarney where he ran an antiquarian bookshop in High Street.

The issue reproduced here is number 4 printed on 13 January 1872.  This front page contains some interesting adverts for local firms such as White Budd & Co, Thomas McCarthy, William Orr, Anthony & Co, George Stokes, etc.

Dungarvan Gazette printed on 13 January 1872

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