Belfast Newsletter

Life
1737- [var. Belfast News-Letter; Newsletter]; The oldest surviving paper in Ireland or Britain; fnd. by Francis Joy, gf. Henry Joy McCracken, Sept. 1737; pub. text of American Declaration of Independence, 27 Aug. 1776. DIH.

References
Seamus Deane, gen. ed., Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (Derry 1991), Vol. 2, 839: following the burning of Wildgoose Lodge on 29 Oct 1816, the Belfast News-Letter, reported the hanging of the culprits, a fact that serves to indicate the extent to which north Louth was regarded as being essentially part of the province of Ulster [W.J. McCormack, ed.]