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The Irish World (London)

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The Irish World
TypeWeekly newspaper
Owner(s)Paddy Cowan
Founded1987; 34 years ago (1987)
HeadquartersNorth London
Circulationless than 20,000 a week
ReadershipUK and Ireland

The Irish World is a weekly newspaper for Irish people in Britain and their families. It was established in 1987 by Paddy Cowan,[1] and is edited by Bernard Purcell.[2] Its office is located at 934 North Circular Road, in London.

It is a full colour tabloid, usually between 40 and 56 pages, published 51 weeks a year each Wednesday. It has a circulation of under 20,000 copies a week across the UK and Ireland.

It puts particular emphasis on sports including GAA Hurling and Football, music – notably, country music but also traditional Irish music - and Irish dancing, as well as local business and news. It is independent and not aligned to any political party in the UK or Ireland.

The Irish World is the official media partner for London GAA.[3]

Its main subscriber base is in the nearby local communities of Brent, Barnet, Westminster, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Shepherds Bush, Harrow, Finchley, Barnet, Acton, Chiswick, Wembley and Hertfordshire, Surrey, Essex and Kent. It is also has additional subscriber bases in Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds, Belfast, Derry, Kerry and Galway.

It hosted the Irish World Awards until the closure of The Galtymore dance hall[4] in Cricklewood in 2008. Those awards were revived at the Novotel Hotel in Hammersmith, for special 25th and 30th anniversary events in 2012 and 2017.[5]

Editors have included Damien Gaffney,[6] Donal Mooney,[7] Frank Murphy and the present editor Bernard Purcell.

See also


  1. ^ "Longford well represented at Buckingham Palace Irish reception hosted by Queen Elizabeth". Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Bernard Purcell joins The Irish World". Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  3. ^ "London GAA". Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  4. ^ "End of an era for Irish in London as iconic Galtymore dance hall to close its doors". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2016-02-12.
  5. ^ "O'DONOVAN Waste Disposal". Retrieved 2016-07-15.
  6. ^ Star journalist dies aged 31 Obituary, Irish Times, August 16, 1999.
  7. ^ Believer in a paper that put the community first - Donal Mooney Obituary, The Irish Times, Saturday, October 30, 2004.

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