One of the first posts on BrandNewRetro was about Almost News, a monthly magazine from Drogheda, when we took a look at its first two issues and remarked on its interesting set of contributors.
Tony Clayton-Lea (now with the Irish Times) was editor, assisted by Shane Harrison (now with BBC) & Kelly Fincham (now a US college professor in journalism). Arthur Mathews (Fr Ted, Alan Partridge, Hippies, Fast Show & more) was design editor, Paul Eustace (later worked for UK style mag i-D) and Enda Murray (now in Australia & at the time a helpful guru on the local music scene) were some of the others involved.
Back then, I was unsure whether there were any more issues. It turns out there were 2 more and I’m very grateful to Tony Clayton Lea, editor of the mag, who recently forwarded them to me. That’s the cover of issue 3 above, below is the cover of issue 4 along with a selection of pages I’ve scanned from both mags.
Almost News Issues 1 & 2
Gakbag Irish Comic
Article on Drogheda NMS – By Enda Murray