Richard Kelly (Tuam Herald)

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Richard Kelly (fl. 1837) was the Irish founder of the Tuam Herald.

Kelly was a native of Loughrea and launched The Tuam Herald newspaper on 13 May 1837. It has been in continuous publication ever since. He was the proprietor and editor until succeeded by his son, Jasper, who was a journalist. Jasper died in his thirties, leaving a young family. Richard resumed management of the paper on behalf of his grandchildren.


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