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The Southern Star is a weekly regional newspaper based in Skibbereen, County Cork in Ireland.

Established in 1889 as the Cork County Southern Star, it incorporated The Skibbereen Eagle, a newspaper founded in 1857, which became famous by declaring it was
"keeping an eye on the Czar of Russia" over his expansionist designs on China. [1]

This newspaper was superceeded by the Southern Star in 1889. One of its early editors from 1899 was D. D. Sheehan.
It included amongst its shareholders one General Michael Collins. [2]

It is the largest selling newspaper in the county, employs about 30 people and has a weekly circulation of over 50,000.

Owned by the O'Regan family in Skibbereen, it was edited by Liam O'Regan for over 50 years from 1958 until his death on 2 January 2009. [3]


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