Irish History

Ireland: Cork - Dublin

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 359

  • 0432-03-17 Saint Patrick, aged about 16 is captured by Irish pirates from his home in Great Britain and taken as a slave to Ireland (traditional date)
  • 0456-04-05 Saint Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop
  • 0512-06-29 A solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland.
  • 1014-04-23 King Brian Boru of Ireland defeats Viking forces at Battle of Clontarf, freeing Ireland from foreign control
  • 1264-06-18 The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature
  • 1504-08-19 Battle of Knockdoe in Galway Ireland.

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1541-06-18 Irish parliament selects Henry VIII of England as King of Ireland

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 1546-06-07 England signs Peace of Andres with Scotland/Ireland
  • 1579-06-17 Anti-English uprising in Ireland
  • 1580-11-09 Spanish troops land in Ireland
  • 1596-04-24 Pacificatie of Ireland drawn
  • 1596-10-25 Spanish fleet sails from Lisbon to Ireland
  • 1599-03-27 Robert Devereux becomes lt-general of Ireland
  • 1599-08-15 Nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass - Irish forces led by Hugh Roe O'Donnell successfully ambush English forces, led by Sir Conyers Clifford, sent to relieve Collooney Castle.
  • 1599-09-07 Earl of Essex & Irish rebel Tyrone signs treaty
  • 1602-01-02 Spanish force in Ireland surrender to the English army at Kinsdale
  • 1603-03-30 Battle at Mellifont: English army under Lord Mountjoy beats Irish
  • 1607-09-14 Flight of the Earls from Lough Swilly, Donegal, Ireland.

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1625-03-27 Charles I, King Of England, Scotland & Ireland, ascends English throne

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • 1631-06-20 The sack of Baltimore: the Irish village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates
  • 1634-02-25 Irish captain Walter Devereaux kills Duke Wallenstein
  • 1634-11-11 Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passes "An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery".
  • 1641-10-23 Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641 - Catholic uprising in Ulster
  • 1647-08-08 The Irish Confederate Wars and Wars of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of Dungans Hill - English Parliamentary forces defeat Irish forces.

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1649-09-11 Massacre of Drogheda, Ireland - Oliver Cromwell kills 3,000 royalists

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
  • 1651-10-27 English troops occupy Limerick, Ireland
  • 1653-12-16 Parliamentarian General Oliver Cromwell appointed as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland
  • 1657-02-04 Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland, grants residency to Luis Caravajal
  • 1689-03-12 Former English King James II lands in Ireland

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1690-03-16 French King Louis XIV sends troops to Ireland

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1690-06-11 English king William III departs to Ireland
  • 1690-06-24 King William III's army lands at Carrickfergus Ireland [OS=June 14]
  • 1690-07-01 Army of Protestant King William III defeats deposed Roman Catholic King James II in Battle of Boyne in Ireland
  • 1690-07-12 Battle of Boyne: in Ireland, Protestant King William III defeats English Catholic King James II
  • 1691-07-12 Battle of Aughrim (Aghrim) Ireland, William III beats James II
  • 1691-10-03 English & Dutch army occupies Limerick Ireland

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1695-01-13 Jonathan Swift ordained an Anglican priest in Ireland

Author, Poet and Satirist Jonathan Swift
Author, Poet and Satirist
Jonathan Swift
  • 1702-03-08 Queen Anne becomes Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland upon death of King William III
  • 1784-02-04 1st unmanned balloon flight in Ireland
  • 1785-01-19 First manned balloon flight in Ireland
  • 1798-05-24 Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen against British rule begins.
  • 1798-05-26 British kill about 500 Irish insurgents at the Battle of Tara
  • 1798-05-27 The Battle of Oulart Hill takes place in Wexford, Ireland.
  • 1798-06-05 The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.
  • 1798-08-22 French troops land in Kilcummin harbour, County Mayo, Ireland to aid Wolfe Tone's United Irishmen's Irish Rebellion.
  • 1798-08-27 Battle of Castlebar, Ireland: French army and Irish rebels rout a larger the British force
  • 1801-01-01 The Irish Parliament votes to join the Kingdom of Great Britain, forming the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
  • 1804-03-04 The Battle of Vinegar Hill, colony of New South Wales (Australia), when Irish convicts (some of whom had been involved in Ireland's Battle of Vinegar Hill in 1798) led the colony's only significant convict uprising.
  • 1810-12-15 1st Irish magazine in US, "Shamrock" published
  • 1817-07-12 1st flower show held (Dannybrook, County Cork, Ireland)
  • 1832-06-07 Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada.

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1833-01-19 Charles Darwin reaches Straits Ponsonby, Fireland

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1837-06-11 The Broad Street Riot occurs in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between English-Americans and Irish-Americans.
  • 1839-01-06 2 day storm off Irish & English coast immortalized as the "Big Wind"
  • 1843-10-14 British arrest Irish nationalist Daniel O'Connell for conspiracy
  • 1847-03-25 Pope Pius IX encyclical "On aid for Ireland"
  • 1847-11-10 The passenger ship Stephen Whitney is wrecked in thick fog off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 92 of the 110 on board. The disaster results in the construction the Fastnet Rock lighthouse.
  • 1848-07-29 Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt - an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule put down by police
  • 1852-01-01 National debt of Britain & Ireland is 765,126,582 pounds
  • 1852-03-01 Archibald William Montgomerie, 13th Earl of Eglinton appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
  • 1863-04-13 Battle of Irish Bend, LA (Ft Bisland)
  • 1866-06-01 Renegade Irish Fenians from US invade Fort Erie, Ontario
  • 1866-06-02 Renegade Irish Fenians surrender to US forces
  • 1868-04-07 Thomas D'Arcy McGee, one of the Canadian Fathers of Confederation is assassinated by the Irish, in one of the few Canadian political assassinations, and only federal politician.
  • 1870-05-10 Jem Mace & defends his heavyweight crown against Irish champ Joe Coburn, it lasts 1 hr & 17 minutes, & neither is struck by a punch
  • 1870-05-25 Irish Fenians raid Eccles Hill, Quebec
  • 1870-08-01 Irish Land Act gives rights to tenants of landlords in Ireland.
  • 1870-10-19 British steamship SS Cambria wrecked off the north-west of Ireland with the loss of 178 lives
  • 1875-09-01 A murder conviction effectively forces the violent Irish anti-owner coal miners, the "Molly Maguires", to disband
  • 1877-06-21 The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons
  • 1879-08-21 The Virgin Mary, along with St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist, reportedly appears to the people of Knock, County Mayo, Ireland.
  • 1883-12-26 The Harbour Grace Affray between Irish Catholics and Protestant Orangemen causes five deaths in Newfoundland.
  • 1884-11-01 The Gaelic Athletic Association is founded to promote Irish sport and games; The association denies membership to the police and army and is immediately infiltrated by the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB)

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1886-04-08 William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.

British Prime Minister William Gladstone
British Prime Minister
William Gladstone
  • 1886-04-08 First Home Rule Bill for Ireland presented by Gladstone, the Liberal Prime Minister of Britain, to the House of Commons
  • 1886-06-08 First Home Rule Bill for Ireland defeated by 343 votes to 313 in the British House of Common
  • 1889-06-12 88 people are killed in the Armagh rail disaster, Ireland.
  • 1893-07-31 Gaelic League is founded by Douglas Hyde and Eoin MacNeill in order to encourage Irish people to speak the language and take a greater interest in their culture
  • 1893-09-01 Gladstones' Second Home Rule Bill for Ireland passes in the House of Commons but vetoed by The House of Lords by 419 votes to 41
  • 1897-05-18 Irish Music Festival 1st held (Dublin)

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1897-05-18 "Dracula", by Irish author Bram Stoker is published by Archibald Constable and Company in London

Novelist Bram Stoker
Novelist
Bram Stoker
  • 1899-05-08 The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens.
  • 1900-01-05 Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule
  • 1900-05-31 Piet de Law captures Lt Col BE Spragges, 13th Battalion Irish Imperial Yeomanry
  • 1900-09-01 Cumann na nGaedheal (Irish Council) founded by Arthur Griffith in order to promote a buy Irish campaign
  • 1900-09-02 A large demonstration by Nationalists in Dublin's Phoenix Park demand that Ireland be free of British rule
  • 1901-08-05 Peter O'Connor of Ireland, sets then long jump record at 24' 11 3/4"
  • 1902-01-08 The United Irish League, a leading force for unification in all Ireland and independence from Britain, holds its convention in Dublin
  • 1904-02-25 J M Synge's "Riders to the Sea" opens at Irish National Theater Society

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1907-10-17 Guglielmo Marconi's company begins the first commercial transatlantic wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi

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1911-06-22 King George V crowned king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and all his realms and territories beyond the sea.

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • 1912-04-11 RMS Titanic leaves Queenstown, Ireland, for NY
  • 1912-04-11 The UK Parliament introduce a Irish home rule bill, granting Ireland its own bicameral parliament and be required to send a representative to the British House of Commons; Protestants in Ulster resist
  • 1913-01-16 British House of Commons accepts Home Rule for Ireland (but the Great War gets in the way of it happening)
  • 1913-01-30 UK House of Lords rejects Irish Home Rule Bill
  • 1913-07-12 150,000 Ulstermen gather and resolve to resist Irish Home Rule by force of arms; since the British Liberals have promised the Irish nationalists Home Rule, civil war appears imminent
  • 1913-11-23 Jim Larkin and James Connolly establish the Irish Citizens Army in order to protect strikers
  • 1913-11-25 The Irish Volunteers founded in Dublin to "secure the rights and liberties common to all the people of Ireland"
  • 1914-05-25 British House of Commons passes the Irish Home Rule Bill
  • 1914-05-29 Ship rams Canadian ship Empress of Ireland on St Lawrence River; 1,024 die

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 651

  • 0521-12-07 Saint Columba, Irish Christian missionary to Scotland (d. 597)

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1533-09-07 Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland (1558-1603) and daughter of Henry VIII and Anna Boleyn, born in Greenwich, London (d. 1603)

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I

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1566-06-19 James Stuart, King James VI of Scotland (1567-1625) and James I of England and Ireland (1603-25), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1625)

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • 1566-10-13 Richard Boyle, Irish politician, 1st Earl of Cork, born in Canterbury, Kent, England (d. 1643)
  • 1593-04-13 Thomas Wentworth, earl of Strafford/Viceroy of Ireland, born in London, England
  • 1606-06-16 Arthur Chichester, 1st Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier (d. 1675)

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1630-05-29 Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1660-85), born in St. James's Palace, London (d. 1685)

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1641-06-30 Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg, Irish general (d. 1719)
  • 1644-06-16 Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of Scotland, England and Ireland and Duchess of Orléans (d. 1670)
  • 1665-04-29 James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, Irish statesman and soldier (d. 1745)

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1667-11-30 Jonathan Swift, satirist (Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1745)

Author, Poet and Satirist Jonathan Swift
Author, Poet and Satirist
Jonathan Swift
  • 1670-11-30 John Toland, Irish philosopher (d. 1722)
  • 1672-01-04 Hugh Boulter, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (d. 1742)
  • 1672-03-12 Richard Steele, Irish writer and politician (d. 1729)
  • 1680-10-19 John Abernethy, Irish Protestant minister (d. 1740)
  • 1685-03-12 George Berkeley, Irish philosopher/bishop of Cloyne
  • 1688-01-18 Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, born in Dorset, United Kingdom (d. 1765)
  • 1694-08-08 Francis Hutcheson, Irish philosopher (d. 1746)

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1702-03-08 Anne Bonny, Irish pirate (date of birth is approximate), born in Kinsale, Ireland (d. 1782)

Pirate Anne Bonny
Pirate
Anne Bonny
  • 1703-02-05 Gilbert Tennent, Irish-born religious leader (d. 1764)
  • 1713-03-29 John Ponsonby, Irish politician (d. 1789)
  • 1713-11-24 Laurence Sterne, Irish novelist/satirist (Tristram Shandy)
  • 1718-04-24 Nathaniel Hone, Irish-born painter (d. 1784)
  • 1718-04-27 Thomas Lewis, Irish-born Virginia settler (d. 1790)
  • 1718-07-05 Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, Viceroy of Ireland (d. 1794)
  • 1719-11-23 Spranger Barry, Irish Shakespearean actor, born in Skinner's Row, Dublin (d. 1777)
  • 1721-02-24 John McKinly, Ulster Ireland, American physician
  • 1721-08-13 Francis Ireland, composer
  • 1722-05-29 James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish politician (d. 1773)
  • 1725-09-24 Sir Arthur Guinness, Irish brewer (d. 1803)
  • 1730-11-10 Oliver Goldsmith, Irish novelist and dramatist (She Stoops to Conquer), born in Kilkenny West, Ireland (d. 1774)

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1737-05-02 William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1782-83), born in Dublin, Kingdom of Ireland (d. 1805)

British Prime Minister William Petty
British Prime Minister
William Petty
  • 1738-12-02 Richard Montgomery, Irish-born soldier (d. 1775)
  • 1751-10-30 Richard Sheridan, Irish playwright (d. 1816)
  • 1754-01-15 Richard Martin, Irish animal rights activist (d. 1834)
  • 1762-06-01 Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (d. 1844)
  • 1763-01-20 Theobald Wolfe Tone, Irish patriot
  • 1763-06-20 Theobald Wolfe Tone, Irish nationalist
  • 1765-10-08 Harman Blennerhassett, Irish lawyer, born in Hampshire, England (d. 1831)
  • 1767-01-01 Maria Edgeworth, Anglo-Irish novelist (d. 1849)

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1769-05-01 Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington and British Prime Minister (Tory: 1828-30), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1852)

1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister Arthur Wellesley
1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister
Arthur Wellesley
  • 1775-08-06 Daniel O'Connell, Irish politician (d. 1847)
  • 1779-05-28 Thomas Moore, Irish poet (d. 1852)
  • 1780-04-13 Alexander Mitchell, Irish engineer (d. 1868)
  • 1782-07-26 John Field, Irish pianist and composer (Nocturnes), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1837)
  • 1782-09-25 Charles Robert Maturin, Irish playwright and novelist, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1824)
  • 1787-01-05 John Burke, Irish genealogist (Burke's Peerage)
  • 1788-09-12 Alexander Campbell, Irish-American clergyman and Founder of Disciples of Christ, born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland (d. 1866)
  • 1791-12-14 Charles Wolfe, Irish poet (d. 1823)
  • 1792-04-23 John Thomas Romney Robinson, Irish astronomer and physicist (d. 1882)
  • 1792-09-26 William Hobson, first Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi, born in Waterford, Ireland (d. 1842)
  • 1793-11-16 Francis Danby, Irish painter
  • 1794-02-20 William Carleton, Irish novelist (d. 1869)
  • 1794-05-17 Anna Brownell Jameson, writer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1797-12-03 Francis P Kenrick, Irish/US archbishop of Baltimore
  • 1798-01-15 Thomas Crofton Croker, Irish story teller (Fairy legends)
  • 1798-11-01 Benjamin Lee, Baronet Guinness, Irish brewer/Dublin mayor
  • 1805-08-04 William Rowan Hamilton, Irish astronomer and mathematician, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1865)
  • 1806-01-25 Daniel Maclise, Irish painter
  • 1807-09-09 Richard Chenevix Trench, Irish Anglican clergyman and philologist, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1886)
  • 1810-03-10 Samuel Ferguson, Irish poet (d. 1886)
  • 1814-01-10 Aubrey de Vere, Irish writer (Victorian Observer)
  • 1814-08-28 Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish writer (The House by the Churchyard), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1873)
  • 1815-11-03 John Mitchel, Irish nationalist (Jail Journal), born in Camnish, County Londonderry (d. 1875)

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1816-03-07 James Donnelly, Irish-Canadian patriarch of the Donnelly family (Black Donnelly massacre), born in Ireland (d. 1880)

Squatter James Donnelly
Squatter
James Donnelly
  • 1818-04-04 Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (d. 1883)

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1819-05-24 Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom and Ireland (1837-1901), born in London (d. 1901)

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Victoria
  • 1820-08-02 John Tyndall, Leighlinbridge, County Carlow Ireland, Irish physicist who demonstrated why the sky is blue and proved that the Earth's atmosphere has a greenhouse effect
  • 1821-02-17 Lola Montez, Irish dancer (d. 1861)
  • 1821-03-19 William Allingham, Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Irish poet (The Fairies, Laurence Bloomfield in Ireland)
  • 1821-12-27 Jane Wilde, Irish poet, nationalist and mother of Oscar Wilde, born in Wexford (d. 1896)
  • 1822-12-26 Dion Boucicault [Dionysus Lardner Boursiquot], Irish actor and playwright (Rip van Winkle, London Assurance), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1890)
  • 1824-12-19 Hercules Robinson, British colonial administrator (Ceylon, Fiji, New Zealand, South Africa), born in County Westmeath Ireland (d. 1897)
  • 1826-02-15 George J Stoney, Irish physicist
  • 1830-12-22 Justin M'Carthy, Irish politician and novelist (Miss Misanthrope), born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1912)
  • 1832-03-12 Charles Boycott, Irish estate manager/caused boycotts
  • 1832-09-30 Frederick Sleigh "Bobs" Roberts, British gov of Natal (Ireland-Boer war)
  • 1837-05-28 George Ashlin, Irish architect (d. 1921)
  • 1838-09-11 John Ireland, Irish/US archbishop of St Paul
  • 1838-11-20 William Painter, American inventor (crown cork bottle cap and opener), born in Ireland (d. 1906)
  • 1839-03-27 John Ballance, 14th Prime Minister of New Zealand and the founder of the Liberal Party, born in Glenavy, Ireland (d. 1893)

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1840-02-29 John Philip Holland, Irish engineer and father of the modern submarine, born in Liscannor, Ireland (d. 1914)

  • 1840-03-25 Myles Keogh, U.S. Soldier in U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment & Irish Soldier of Fortune (d. 1876)
  • 1840-07-01 Robert S Ball, Irish mathematician/astronomer
  • 1840-08-17 Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)
  • 1841-07-23 Edmund John Armstrong, Irish poet, born in Dublin (d. 1865)
  • 1843-01-11 Charles Yelverton O'Connor, Irish-Australian engineer (d. 1902)
  • 1843-12-21 Thomas Bracken, Irish-born New Zealand poet (d. 1898)
  • 1844-12-01 Alexandra, Danish princess/Queen of Great Britain/Ireland
  • 1846-06-27 Charles S Parnell, English/Irish Home Rule Party-Lower house member
  • 1847-05-30 Alice Stopford Green, Irish historian and proponent of Irish independence, born in Kells, Ireland (d. 1929)

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1847-11-08 Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager and author (Dracula), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1912)

Novelist Bram Stoker
Novelist
Bram Stoker

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1850-06-24 Horatio Kitchener, British General who commanded British forces during the Battle of Omdurman (Sudan) and the Second Boer War who became British Secretary of State for War during WWI (1914-16), born in Ballylongford, County Kerry, Ireland (d. 1916)

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener
  • 1851-09-04 John Dillon, Irish nationalist, British Lower house member
  • 1852-02-24 George A Moore, Irish painter/novelist (Esther Waters)
  • 1852-03-05 Isabella Gregory, Irish writer/playwright (Golden Apple)
  • 1852-03-15 Augusta, Lady Gregory, Irish playwright, poet and patron of Yates, born in Roxborough, County Galway
  • 1852-09-30 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish organist/composer
  • 1854-02-09 Edward Carson, 1st Baron Carson, lawyer/leader (Irish Unionist Party)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1878-12-04 Novelist Bram Stoker (31) weds Florence Balcombe (20) in Dublin, Ireland

Novelist Bram Stoker
Novelist
Bram Stoker

HeartWedding of Interest

1884-05-29 Irish writer Oscar Wilde marries Constance Lloyd at St. James Church, Paddington, London

Writer and Poet Oscar Wilde
Writer and Poet
Oscar Wilde

HeartWedding of Interest

1896-06-01 Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (41) marries Charlotte Frances Payne-Townshend (41) in Covent Garden, London.

  • 1917-10-21 Irish poet and playwright William Butler Yeats (52) weds Georgie Hyde-Lees (25)

HeartWedding of Interest

1925-01-26 Politician Seán MacBride (21) weds Catalina Bulfin in Dublin, Ireland

Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA Seán MacBride
Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA
Seán MacBride
  • 1929-01-30 Mitford sister Diana Mitford (18) marries Irish peer Bryan Walter Guinness (23) in the British society wedding of the year

HeartWedding of Interest

1931-07-04 Irish writer (Ulysses) James Joyce and Nora Barnacle finally marry in London registry office after meeting in 1904.

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • 1936-09-12 "first Irish movie star" actress Maureen O'Sullivan (25) weds film director John Farrow (32)

HeartWedding of Interest

1955-02-16 Playwright Brendan Behan (32) weds Beatrice Salkeld at Donnybrook Church in Dublin, Ireland

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan

HeartWedding of Interest

1968-10-05 "The Dirty Dozen" actor Charles Bronson (46) weds Jill Ireland

  • 1978-01-24 Rose Dugdale and Eddie Gallagher become the first convicted prisoners to marry in prison in the history of the Republic of Ireland.
  • 1994-07-18 "The Cranberries" lead singer Dolores O'Riordan (22) weds Don Burton (32) in Ireland

HeartWedding of Interest

1999-07-04 Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star player David Beckham (24) weds Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham (25) at the 560-acre Luttrellstown Castle outside Dublin, Ireland

Singer and Fashion Designer Victoria Beckham
Singer and Fashion Designer
Victoria Beckham

HeartWedding of Interest

2001-08-04 "James Bond" actor Pierce Brosnan (49) weds TV host and journalist Keely Shaye Smith (37) at the 785-year-old Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, Ireland

  • 2002-01-05 Former Atomic Kitten member Kerry Katona (21) weds "Westlife" member Brian McFadden (21) at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Rathfeigh, County Meath, Republic of Ireland

HeartWedding of Interest

2002-06-11 Musician Paul McCartney (59) weds former model and anti-landmines campaigner Heather Mills (34) at Castle Leslie in County Monaghan, Ireland

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 2005-11-02 Irish TV and radio presenter Sile Seoige (26) weds Glen Mulcahy at St. Brendan's Church in County Offaly
  • 2005-12-03 Marilyn Manson lead singer Brian Warner (36) weds burlesque performer Dita Von Teese (33) at Castle Gurteen in County Tipperary, Ireland
  • 2006-08-04 Former Miss Ireland Andrea Roche (30) weds PJ Mansfield at Church of The Nativity of the Blessed Mary in Saggart Village, Dublin
  • 2006-09-14 Former B*Witched member Lindsay Armaou weds former "911" member Lee Brennan at St. Mary's Parish Church in County Wicklow, Ireland

HeartWedding of Interest

2006-10-14 "Celtic Tiger" choreographer Michael Flatley (48) weds fellow dancer Niamh O'Brien at St. Patrick's Church in Fermoy, Ireland

Irish Dancer Michael Flatley
Irish Dancer
Michael Flatley

HeartWedding of Interest

2008-07-04 Journalist and Diplomat Samantha Power (37) weds law professor Cass Sunstein (53) at Church of Mary Immaculate in County Kerry, Ireland

Journalist and Diplomat Samantha Power
Journalist and Diplomat
Samantha Power
  • 2011-10-18 Actress, model and singer Bijou Phillips (32) weds actor and disc jockey Danny Masterson (36) at a private castle in Ireland

HeartWedding of Interest

2011-12-09 "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer Sinead O'Connor (45) weds Irish therapist Barry Herridge (38) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Singer-Songwriter
Sinead O'Connor

Famous Deaths

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  • 0461-03-17 Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, dies in Saul (according to legend),
  • 0546-09-09 St. Ciarán of Clonmacnoise, Irish bishop
  • 0570-01-15 Saint Ita, Irish nun (b. 475)
  • 0583-05-16 Saint Brendan, Irish navigator (b. 484)
  • 0615-11-23 Columbanus, Irish monastery founder/poet/saint (Poenitentiale), dies
  • 0651-08-31 Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, Irish bishop and missionary
  • 1014-04-23 Brian Boru, High King of Ireland, dies in battle at Clontarf
  • 1171-05-01 Dermot MacMurrough, last Irish King of Leinster, dies
  • 1318-10-14 Edward Bruce, High King of Ireland
  • 1487-09-30 John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1400)
  • 1535-12-31 William Skeffington, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1465)
  • 1559-03-16 Anthony St. Leger, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1496)
  • 1567-06-02 Shane O'Neill, Irish chieftain
  • 1583-06-09 Thomas Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
  • 1586-05-05 Henry Sidney, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1529)

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1603-03-24 Elizabeth I Tudor, [Virgin Queen], of England and Ireland (1558-1603), dies at 69

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • 1605-04-05 Adam Loftus, English Protestant archbishop in Ireland (c.1513)
  • 1616-07-20 Hugh O'Neill, 3rd Earl of Tyrone, Irish soldier

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1625-03-27 James VI and I, Scottish born King of Scotland )1657-1625) and King of England and Ireland (1603-25), poet and author, dies at 58

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • 1641-05-12 Thomas Wentworth, English viceroy of Ireland, beheaded at 48
  • 1643-09-15 Richard Boyle, Irish politician, 1st Earl of Cork, dies at 76
  • 1656-03-21 Armagh James Ussher, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (claimed world began 4004 BC), dies at 76
  • 1667-08-13 Jeremy Taylor, Irish author and bishop (b. 1613)
  • 1670-06-30 Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of England, Scotland, and Ireland (b. 1644)
  • 1675-03-18 Arthur Chichester, 1st Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier (b. 1606)
  • 1680-07-30 Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory, Irish naval commander (b. 1634)
  • 1680-08-24 Thomas Blood, Irish-born thief of the British crown jewels (b. 1618)
  • 1681-07-01 Oliver Plunkett, Irish saint (b. 1629)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1685-02-06 Charles II, King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1660-85), dies at 54

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1691-08-14 Richard Talbot, 1st Earl of Tyrconnel, Irish rebel (b. 1630)
  • 1691-12-30 Robert Boyle, Irish scientist (b. 1627)
  • 1706-04-10 Arthur Chichester, 3rd Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier (b. 1666)
  • 1707-04-29 George Farquhar, Irish dramatist (b. 1678)
  • 1711-06-07 Henry Dodwell, Irish theologian (b. 1641)
  • 1719-07-05 Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg, Irish general (b. 1641)
  • 1721-09-20 Thomas Doggett, British comedy actor (Drury Lane Theatre), dies at approximately 51
  • 1722-03-11 John Toland, Irish philosopher (b. 1670)
  • 1722-04-13 Charles Leslie, Irish controversialist, dies
  • 1738-03-25 Turlough O'Carolan, Irish harper and composer (b. 1670)
  • 1742-09-27 Hugh Boulter, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (b. 1672)
  • 1745-11-16 James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, Irish statesman and soldier (b. 1665)
  • 1746-05-22 Thomas Southerne, Irish dramatist (b. 1660)
  • 1751-04-19 Peter Lacy, Irish-born Russian Field marshal (b. 1678)
  • 1764-07-23 Gilbert Tennent, Irish-born religious leader (b. 1703)
  • 1765-10-10 Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, dies at 77
  • 1766-01-01 James III Edward, Old Pretender/king of Gt Britain/Ireland, dies at 77
  • 1773-11-19 James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish politician (b. 1722)
  • 1774-04-04 Oliver Goldsmith, Irish novelist and dramatist (She Stoops to Conquer), dies at 17
  • 1774-07-11 Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, Irish-born New York pioneer
  • 1777-01-10 Spranger Barry, Irish Shakespearean actor, dies at 57

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1782-04-22 Anne Bonny, Irish pirate, dies in prison (date is approximate)

Pirate Anne Bonny
Pirate
Anne Bonny
  • 1784-04-26 Nano Nagle, Irish convent founder (b. 1718)
  • 1784-08-14 Nathaniel Hone, Irish-born painter (b. 1718)
  • 1788-10-13 Robert Nugent, 1st Earl Nugent, Irish politician and poet (b. 1702)
  • 1789-12-12 John Ponsonby, Irish politician (b. 1713)
  • 1790-01-31 Thomas Lewis, Irish-born Virginia settler (b. 1718)
  • 1794-06-14 Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, Viceroy of Ireland (b. 1718)
  • 1794-09-04 John Hely-Hutchinson, Irish statesman (b. 1724)
  • 1798-11-19 Theobald W Tone, Irish nationalist, dies
  • 1803-01-23 Arthur Guinness, Irish brewer (b. 1725)
  • 1803-06-24 Matthew Thornton, Irish/US physician/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 88
  • 1803-09-20 Robert Emmet, Irish nationalist, executed
  • 1806-07-11 James Smith, Irish/US attorney/signer (Declaration of Independence), dies at 87
  • 1816-07-07 Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish playwright and politician (b. 1751)
  • 1833-06-02 Simon Byrne, Irish bare-knuckle prize fighter (b. 1806)
  • 1835-04-17 William Henry Ireland, forger (Shakespearean manuscripts), dies
  • 1837-01-23 John Field, Irish pianist and composer (Nocturnes), dies at 54
  • 1844-08-29 Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (b. 1762)
  • 1850-08-06 Edward Walsh, Irish poet (b. 1805)
  • 1852-02-25 Thomas Moore, Irish poet and musician, dies at 72
  • 1856-03-11 James Beatty, Irish railway engineer (b. 1820)
  • 1861-01-17 Lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821)
  • 1862-05-21 John Drew, Irish-born American actor and theatre manager, dies from head injuries at 34
  • 1863-07-08 Francis P Kenrick, Irish/US archbishop of Baltimore, dies at 65
  • 1865-02-24 Edmund John Armstrong, Irish poet, dies at 23
  • 1865-04-09 Thomas Alfred Smyth, Irish/US Union general-major, dies at 32
  • 1866-03-04 Alexander Campbell, Irish-American clergyman and Founder of Disciples of Christ, dies at 77
  • 1866-10-26 John Kinder Labatt, Irish-Canadian brewer (Labatt Brewing Company) (b. 1803)
  • 1868-05-26 Michael Barrett, Irish nationalist, last British public execution
  • 1869-01-30 William Carleton, Irish novelist (b. 1794)
  • 1869-08-31 Mary Ward, Irish scientist, first automobile accident victim (b. 1827)
  • 1871-02-20 Paul Kane, Irish-born painter (b. 1810)
  • 1873-02-07 Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish writer (The House by the Churchyard), dies at 58
  • 1874-08-27 John Henry Foley, Irish sculptor (Prince Albert Memorial), dies at 56
  • 1875-03-20 John Mitchel, Irish nationalist (Jail Journal), dies at 59

MurderMurder of Interest

1880-02-04 James Donnelly, Irish-Canadian patriarch of the "Black Donnellys", murdered in the Black Donnelly massacre at 63

Squatter James Donnelly
Squatter
James Donnelly
  • 1880-03-02 Sir John MacNeill, Irish civil engineer (b. 1790)
  • 1881-11-07 John MacHale, Irish Archbishop (Tuam) and writer (b. 1791)
  • 1883-05-26 Edward Sabine, Irish astronomer (b. 1788)
  • 1883-10-22 Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (b. 1818)
  • 1885-11-26 Thomas Andrews, Irish chemist and physicist (ozone), dies at 71
  • 1886-08-09 Samuel Ferguson, Northern Irish poet and artist (b. 1810)
  • 1889-11-18 William Allingham, Irish poet (Day & Night Songs), dies at 68
  • 1890-09-18 Dion Boucicault [Dionysus Lardner Boursiquot], Irish actor and playwright (Rip van Winkle, London Assurance), dies at 67
  • 1891-10-06 Charles S Parnell, English/Irish Home Rule Party leader, dies at 45
  • 1891-10-11 Charles Stewart Parnells remains buried in Ireland
  • 1893-12-04 John Tyndall, Irish physicist who demonstrated why the sky is blue and proved that the Earth's atmosphere has a greenhouse effect, dies at 73
  • 1896-02-03 Jane Wilde, Irish poet, nationalist and mother of Oscar Wilde, dies at 74
  • 1900-05-31 John Power, Irish baronet and whiskey manufacturer (Powers Whiskey), dies in battle

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1900-11-30 Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright and novelist (Importance of Being Earnest), dies in Paris at 46

Writer and Poet Oscar Wilde
Writer and Poet
Oscar Wilde