Irish History (Part 2)

Ireland: Cork - Dublin

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 350

  • 1914-09-18 Irish Home Rule bill receives Royal assent
  • 1914-09-20 John Redmond urges Irish Volunteers to enlist in the British Army
  • 1915-05-06 German U-20 sinks Centurion SE of Ireland
  • 1915-05-07 RMS Lusitania sunk by German submarine off the southern coast of Ireland; 1198 lives lost

GermanySS Libau Sets Sail

1916-04-09 The Libau sets sail from Germany with a cargo of 20,000 rifles to assist Irish republicans; Captain Karl Spindler changes the name of the vessel to the Aud to avoid British detection
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The Libau, disguised as the Aud, to avoid British detection
The Libau, disguised as the Aud, to avoid British detection
  • 1916-04-12 Irish nationalist activist and poet Roger Casement boards submarine U-19 at Wilmshaven, Germany, bound for a rendezvous with the Aud at Tralee
  • 1916-04-19 Alderman Kelly reads the 'Castle Order' to a meeting of Dublin Corporation; this forged document supposedly from Dublin Castle, indicated that there was to be mass arrests of Irish Volunteers to prevent "trouble"
  • 1916-04-21 Ulster Protestant and Irish nationalist Sir Roger Casement lands at Tralee Bay, Ireland from a German submarine; discovered at McKenna's Fort and arrested by the Royal Irish Constabulary
  • 1916-04-21 The Aud, carrying a cargo of 20,000 rifles to assist Irish republicans in staging what would become the 1916 Rising, is captured by the British Navy and forced to sail towards Cork Harbour
  • 1916-04-22 Karl Spindler scuttles the Aud near Daunt's Rock, to prevent its cargo of 20,000 rifles destined for Irish republicans falling into enemy hands
  • 1916-04-22 Chief of Staff of the Irish Volunteers Eóin MacNeill issues the Countermanding order in Dublin to try to stop what would become the Easter Rising

IrelandEaster Proclamation of 1916

1916-04-24 Easter Rising of Irish republicans against British occupation begins in Dublin
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The Provisional Government of the Irish Republic to the people of Ireland
The Provisional Government of the Irish Republic to the people of Ireland
  • 1916-04-27 The British renew their assault on the Irish Volunteer position in Mount Street; shelling also sets the buildings on fire
  • 1916-04-29 Irish republicans abandon the post office in Dublin and surrender unconditionally, marking the end of the Easter Rising
  • 1916-05-03 Irish Nationalists Patrick Pearse, Thomas MacDonagh and Thomas Clarke are executed by firing squad following their involvement in the Easter Rising
  • 1916-05-08 Irishmen Eamon Kent, Michael Mallin, Con Colbert and Sean Houston are executed by British authorities following the Easter Rising at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin

  • 1916-08-21 Sir Roger Casement, an Ulster Protestant and ardent Irish nationalist, arrested by the British
  • 1917-05-04 A flotilla of US destroyer ships arrive in Queenstown, Ireland, to aid in convoying ships to England
  • 1917-06-15 In order to calm troubled relations with Ireland, the British grant amnesty to the Prisoners taken during the Easter Rising of 1916
  • 1918-02-15 US army troop ship torpedoed & sunk by Germany off Ireland
  • 1918-04-16 The British House of Commons passes a new Military Service Bill, taking men up to 55 years old and extending to Ireland
  • 1918-10-06 US ship Otranto sinks between Scotland & Ireland, 425 die
  • 1918-12-14 Sinn Féin candidates win 73 of 105 Irish seats in UK general election, though all will refuse to take seats in Westminster, instead meeting at a Dail Eireann in Dublin
  • 1919-01-21 Irish militant nationalist party Sinn Féin creates its own parliament in Dublin and declares Ireland independent of Great Britain, sparking the Irish War of Independence
  • 1919-06-15 1st nonstop Atlantic flight (Alcock & Brown) lands in Ireland
  • 1920-03-10 Home Rule Act passed by the British Parliament, dividing Ireland into two parts; it is rejected by the southern counties, where the Ango-Irish war continues for a year
  • 1920-03-31 British parliament accepts Irish Home Rule law
  • 1920-07-21 Irish Nationalist and Loyalists engage in street fighting over the issue of Irish independence from Britain, though Loyalist are reinforced by 1500 British Auxiliaries and 5800 British troops
  • 1920-11-28 Kilmichael Ambush, Battle of the Irish War of Independence.
  • 1920-12-23 Government of Ireland Act / Home Rule Act passed partitioning Ireland
  • 1921-08-16 Members of the Dail (parliament) swear allegiance to the Irish Republic at their first meeting, held at Dublin House
  • 1921-08-23 British declare a truce with Irish Nationalists Sinn Féin

IrelandAnglo-Irish Treaty

1921-12-08 Eamon de Valera publicly repudiates Anglo-Irish Treaty
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Signature page of the Anglo-Irish Treaty
Signature page of the Anglo-Irish Treaty
  • 1921-12-16 The Anglo-Irish Treaty, agreed to by the British Parliament and Sinn Féin, is ratified

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1922-01-07 The Anglo-Irish Treaty is ratified by Dail Eireann by a 64-57 vote

Revolutionary, soldier, and politician Michael Collins
Revolutionary, soldier, and politician
Michael Collins

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1922-01-15 Arthur Griffith is elected president of the Irish Free State after Eamon de Valera resigns in opposition to the Anglo-Irish Treaty (De Valera will lead a military opposition seeking a unified and independent Ireland)

Irish Politician and Founder of Sinn Féin Arthur Griffith
Irish Politician and Founder of Sinn Féin
Arthur Griffith
Revolutionary and President of Ireland Éamon de Valera
Revolutionary and President of Ireland
Éamon de Valera

  • 1922-01-18 Irish author Liam O'Flaherty & others occupy Rotunda in Dublin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1922-02-21 Irish Nationalist Eamon De Valera calls a convention of the Sinn Féin, declaring the Republican Government the only legitimate one in all Ireland

Revolutionary and President of Ireland Éamon de Valera
Revolutionary and President of Ireland
Éamon de Valera
  • 1922-05-23 "Abie's Irish Rose" 1st of over 2,500 performances
  • 1922-06-16 Irish republicans are beaten in a national election; the vote is in favor of the Treaty of London, which leaves the Irish Free State as a dominion within the British Commonwealth
  • 1922-06-28 The Irish Civil War starts when Irish Free State forces attack anti-treaty republicans in Dublin
  • 1922-09-09 William T Cosgrave replaces Irish premier Collins
  • 1922-10-24 Irish Parliament adopts a constitution for an Irish Free State
  • 1922-12-06 1st constitution of Irish Free State comes into operation
  • 1922-12-17 Last British troops leave Irish Free State
  • 1923-08-15 Eamon de Valera arrested in Irish Free State
  • 1923-09-10 Irish Free state joins League of Nations
  • 1927-11-12 Notre Dame's Fighting Irish changes blue jerseys for green
  • 1929-04-27 Ryder Cup Golf, Moortown GC: Great Britain beats US, 7-5 in bitterly cold and snowy conditions
  • 1930-11-22 1st Irish Sweepstake run
  • 1931-12-11 Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland (Free State), and Newfoundland (not then part of Canada)
  • 1932-03-09 Eamon De Valera becomes President of Ireland

PlaneAmelia Earhart Flies Across the Atlantic

1932-05-21 After flying for 17 hours from Newfoundland, Amelia Earhart lands near Londonderry, Northern Ireland, becoming the 1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman
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Amelia Earhart not long after she landed in Ireland in 1932, becoming the first woman to fly non-stop solo across the Atlantic
Amelia Earhart not long after she landed in Ireland in 1932, becoming the first woman to fly non-stop solo across the Atlantic
  • 1936-05-22 Aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland
  • 1937-07-22 Irish premier Eamon de Valera wins elections
  • 1937-12-29 Constitution of Ireland (Irish: Bunreacht na hÉireann) is enacted and Irish free state is named Eire
  • 1938-06-04 10th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland wins 7½-4½ at the Old Course at St Andrews
  • 1938-07-17 Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan leaves NY flying for LA, winds up in Ireland supposedly by mistake

Historic DiscoveryOops, Wrong Way!

1938-07-18 Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan arrives in Ireland after a 28 hours flight, supposedly left NY flying for California
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Douglas
Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan with his "Sunshine", at Baldonnel Aerodrome, Ireland
  • 1939-11-16 German U-boat torpedoes tanker Sliedrecht near Ireland
  • 1939-11-18 The Irish Republican Army explodes three bombs in Piccadilly Circus
  • 1941-05-31 A Luftwaffe air raid in Dublin, in neutral Ireland, claims 38 lives.
  • 1944-01-28 U-271 & U-571 sunk off Ireland
  • 1944-01-31 U-592 sunk off Ireland
  • 1944-02-08 U-762 sunk off Ireland
  • 1944-02-09 U-734/U-238 sunk off Ireland
  • 1944-02-10 U-666/U-545/U-283 sink off Ireland
  • 1944-02-11 U-424 sunk off Ireland
  • 1944-02-19 U-264 sinks off Ireland
  • 1948-02-11 John Costello follows Eamon Da Valera as premier of Ireland
  • 1948-12-21 State of Eire (formerly Irish Free State) declares its independence
  • 1949-04-18 Republic of Ireland withdraws from British Commonwealth
  • 1949-05-17 British government recognises Republic of Ireland (previously Irish Free State)
  • 1953-11-17 The remaining human inhabitants of the Blasket Islands, Kerry, Ireland are evacuated to the mainland
  • 1954-06-02 John Costello (Cons) becomes premier of Ireland
  • 1956-12-12 Commencement of the Irish Republican Army's Border Campaign.
  • 1957-01-01 An Irish Republican Army (IRA) unit attacks Brookeborough RUC barracks in one of the most famous incidents of the IRA's Operation Harvest.
  • 1957-03-05 Eamon de Valera's Fianna Fail-party wins election in Ireland
  • 1957-07-08 Irish premier Eamon de Valera arrests Sinn Féin leaders
  • 1957-10-05 Ryder Cup Golf, Lindrick GC: Great Britain-Ireland win, 7½-4½; Dai Rees captains home team to first Cup victory since 1933
  • 1958-08-14 KLM Superconstellation crashes west of Ireland, killing 99
  • 1958-08-18 United Kingdom issues regional stamps (N Ireland, Scotland & Wales)
  • 1959-06-17 Eamon de Valera elected President of Ireland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1963-06-27 US President John F. Kennedy spend his 1st full day in Ireland

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1964-07-31 Rolling Stone concert in Ireland halts after 12 minutes due to riot
  • 1966-04-04 Pirate Radio Scotland changes name to Radio Ireland
  • 1966-05-21 A "loyalist" group calling itself the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) issued a statement declaring war on the Irish Republican Army (IRA)
  • 1966-11-10 Jack Lynch becomes Irish premier (Taoiseach)
  • 1967-05-11 Great Britain, Ireland & Denmark apply for membership of the EEC
  • 1968-05-25 Unicorn by The Irish Rovers hits #7
  • 1969-08-05 The UVF plant their first bomb in the Republic of Ireland, damaging the RTÉ Television Centre in Dublin
  • 1970-01-11 Irish republican political party Sinn Féin party splits between those in favor of abstentionism (of not taking any seats won in the parliaments) and those where against
  • 1970-03-21 15th Eurovision Song Contest: Dana for Ireland wins singing "All Kinds of Everything" in Amsterdam
  • 1970-05-06 Irish Prime Minister Jack Lynch sacks two ministers in the Irish government over allegations of illegal arms importation
  • 1970-05-28 Arms Trial Begins: several men are charged in a Dublin court with conspiracy to illegally import arms for use by the Irish Republican Army (IRA)
  • 1970-06-22 Irish socialist, republican and Member of Parliament, Bernadette Devlin, loses her appeal against a 6-month prison sentence imposed for taking part in riots in Derry
  • 1970-06-26 Two young girls die in a premature explosion in Derry after their father, a member of the Irish Republican Army, was making an incendiary device, presumably for use against the British Army
  • 1970-07-01 British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling visits N. Ireland and is reported as saying: "For God's sake bring me a large Scotch. What a bloody awful country!"
  • 1970-07-02 Neil Blaney is found not guilty of illegal arms importation to the Irish Republican Army by a Dublin jury
  • 1970-08-11 Two Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are killed by the Irish Republican Army when they set off a booby trap bomb planted in a car near Crossmaglen, County Armagh

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 638


Person of interestOscar Wilde

1854-10-16 Oscar Wilde, [Fingal O'Flahertie Wills], (The Picture of Dorian Gray), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1900)

Writer and Poet Oscar Wilde
Writer and Poet
Oscar Wilde
  • 1855-09-29 Michele Esposito, Italian composer who worked in Ireland, born in Castellamare di Stabia (d. 1929)
  • 1856-03-20 Sir John Lavery, Irish artist (d. 1941)

Person of interestGeorge Bernard Shaw

1856-07-26 George Bernard Shaw, Irish dramatist (Pygmalion, Nobel Prize for Literature 1925), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1950)

  • 1857-01-06 Hugh Mahon, Irish-born Australian politician, born in Killurin, Republic of Ireland (d. 1931)
  • 1857-02-17 Samuel Sidney McClure, Irish-American newspaper editor/publisher
  • 1859-01-30 Tony Mullane, Irish-American baseball player, born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1944)
  • 1859-02-01 Victor Herbert, composer (Babes in Toyland, Kiss in Dark), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1860-01-17 Douglas Hyde, President of Ireland (d. 1949)
  • 1860-06-08 Alicia Boole Stott, Irish mathematician, born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1940)
  • 1861-10-16 J. B. Bury, Irish historian (d. 1927)
  • 1864-04-28 William Frederick Archdall Ellison, Irish clergyman and director (Armagh Observatory)
  • 1864-09-01 Roger David Casement, Irish nationalist (Easter uprising 1916)
  • 1865-03-16 Patsy Donovan, Irish-American baseball player (d. 1953)
  • 1865-06-13 W. B. Yeats, Irish poet (Wild Swans at Coole-Nobel 1923), born in Sandymount, Ireland (d. 1939)
  • 1865-12-20 Maud Gonne, English-born Irish revolutionary, born in Tongham, United Kingdom (d. 1953)
  • 1867-03-15 Lionel Pigot Johnson, British poet and critic (Ireland & Other Poems), born in Broadstairs, Kent (d. 1902)
  • 1867-04-10 George William Russell, Irish nationalist, poet and artist, born in Lurgan, County Armagh, Ireland (d. 1935)
  • 1867-06-17 John Robert Gregg, Irish-American inventor of a shorthand system Gregg Shorthand, born in Rockcorry, Ireland (d. 1948)
  • 1868-02-04 Constance Gore-booth Markiewicy, Irish patriot/playwright/MP
  • 1868-06-05 James Connolly, Irish socialist (founder of the Irish Socialist Republican Party), born in Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1916)
  • 1869-03-27 James McNeill, Irish politician, 2nd Governor-General of the Irish Free State, born in Glenarm, County Antrim, Ireland (d. 1938)
  • 1869-05-19 Henry Horatio Dixon, Irish Biologist who originated the cohesion-tension theory of water and mineral movement in plants, born in Dublin, Ireland

Person of interestTyphoid Mary

1869-09-23 Mary Mallon, Irish-American patient ('Typhoid Mary') 1st person in the US known to be immune to typhoid, and carrier of the disease (infected at least 51 people in New York City), born in Cookstown, Ireland (d. 1938)

  • 1870-07-16 Lambert McKenna, Irish editor and lexicographer, born in Clontarf, County Dublin, Ireland (d. 1956)
  • 1871-01-08 James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, Irish unionist politician and the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (1921-1940), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1940)

Person of interestArthur Griffith

1871-03-31 Arthur Griffith, Irish writer and politician who founded Sinn Féin (President of Ireland 1922), born in Dublin, Ireland, United Kingdom (d. 1922)

Irish Politician and Founder of Sinn Féin Arthur Griffith
Irish Politician and Founder of Sinn Féin
Arthur Griffith
  • 1871-04-16 John Millington Synge, Irish dramatist and poet (Riders to the Sea), born in Rathfarnham, County Dublin, Ireland (d. 1909)
  • 1872-10-24 Peter O'Connor, Irish athlete (1st recognised world long jump record), born in Millom, England (d. 1957)
  • 1873-01-10 Jack O'Neill, Irish-born baseball player, born in Tawnaleen, Ireland (d. 1935)
  • 1873-02-01 John Barry, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1901)

Person of interestErnest Shackleton

1874-02-15 Ernest Shackleton, British-Irish polar explorer (Endurance, Antarctica), born in Kilkea, Ireland (d. 1922)

Polar Explorer Ernest Shackleton
Polar Explorer
Ernest Shackleton
  • 1875-04-27 Lumsden Hare, Irish actor (Oregon Trail, Desert Fox, Young Bess), born in Ireland (d. 1964)
  • 1876-04-11 Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist, born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1958)
  • 1877-09-07 Mike O'Neill, Irish-American baseball player, born in Maum, County Galway, Ireland (d. 1959)
  • 1878-07-24 Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, Irish sci-fi writer (Time & Gods), born in London (d. 1957)
  • 1879-04-20 Robert Lynd, Irish writer and critic (Pleasures of Ignorance), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1949)
  • 1879-06-09 Dudley Digges, Irish actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, The Invisible Man), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1947)
  • 1879-08-13 John Ireland, English composer and pianist (Mai-Dun), born in Bowdon, Cheshire, England (d. 1962)
  • 1879-10-15 Sara Allgood, Irish actress (Blackmail, Storm in a Teacup), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1950)
  • 1879-11-10 Patrick Pearse, Irish poet, nationalist and political activist, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1916)
  • 1880-03-30 Sean O'Casey, Irish playwright (Juno and the Paycock), born in Dublin (d. 1964)
  • 1880-06-06 William Thomas Cosgrave, President of the Irish Free State, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1965)
  • 1881-12-08 Padraic Colum, Irish novelist and poet (Collected Poems), born in Columcille, County Longford, Ireland (d. 1972)

Person of interestJames Joyce

1882-02-02 James Joyce, Irish novelist and poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan's Wake), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1941)

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • 1882-02-02 James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold)
  • 1882-08-05 Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WWI)
  • 1882-08-25 Seán T. O'Kelly, Irish politician and President of Ireland (1945-59), born in Abbotstown, Dublin (d. 1966)

Person of interestÉamon de Valera

1882-10-14 Éamon de Valera, Irish politician (President of Ireland (1937-48, 51-54, 57-59)), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)

Revolutionary and President of Ireland Éamon de Valera
Revolutionary and President of Ireland
Éamon de Valera
  • 1883-01-07 Andrew Browne, Irish/British admiral (WWII)
  • 1884-06-14 John McCormack, Irish-American tenor (Irish folksongs), born in Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland (d. 1945)
  • 1884-06-27 Forrester Harvey, Irish actor (Rebecca, Tarzan, Chump at Oxford), born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1945)
  • 1884-11-04 Henry George "Harry" Ferguson, Irish aviator, engineer and inventor (Modern tractor), born in County Down, Ireland, United Kingdom (d. 1960)
  • 1885-07-25 Benito Lynch, Irish-Argentine writer (Caranchos de la Florida), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1951)
  • 1886-06-24 George Shiels, Northern Irish dramatist (d. 1949)
  • 1886-12-12 Owen Moore, Irish actor (She Done Him Wrong), born in County Meath, Ireland (d. 1939)
  • 1887-05-01 Alan Cunningham, British general and last High Commissioner of Palestine (1945-48), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1983)
  • 1887-05-24 Edward "Mick" Mannock, British WWI flying ace (Victoria Cross), born in British Isles (d. 1918)
  • 1888-01-08 Matt Moore, Irish-American actor and director (Coquette, Deluge), born in Kells, County Meath Ireland (d. 1960)
  • 1888-03-10 Barry Fitzgerald, Irish actor (Academy Award, Going My Way), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1961)
  • 1888-12-07 Joyce Cary, Anglo-Irish writer (House of Children), born in Londonderry, Ireland (d. 1957)
  • 1889-01-01 Tom Dugan, Irish actor (Circus Clown, Drag, Skyway), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1955)
  • 1889-04-06 Barry Macollum, Irish actor (The Trouble with Harry), born in Ireland (d. 1971)
  • 1889-05-24 Creighton Hale, Irish actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East), born in Cork, Ireland (d. 1965)

Person of interestMichael Collins

1890-10-16 Michael Collins, Irish revolutionary leader and leading figure in the struggle for Irish independence in the early 20th century, born in Clonakilty, Ireland (d. 1922)

Revolutionary, soldier, and politician Michael Collins
Revolutionary, soldier, and politician
Michael Collins
  • 1891-06-20 John A. Costello, 3rd Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland, born in Dublin (d. 1976)
  • 1891-08-29 Michael Chekhov, Russian-American actor (Abie's Irish Rose, Rhapsody), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1955)
  • 1892-01-15 Rex Ingram [Reginald Hitchcock], Irish director (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1950)
  • 1892-03-28 Tom Maguire, Irish republican (d. 1993)
  • 1892-09-20 Patricia Collinge, Irish-born American actress (Tender Comrade), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1974)
  • 1893-06-09 Irish Meusel, American baseball left fielder (World Series 1921, 22; NL RBI leader 1923; Philadelphia Phillies, New York Giants), born in Oakland, California (d. 1963)
  • 1896-02-15 Arthur Shields, Irish actor (River, Enchanted Island), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1970)
  • 1897-03-19 Liam O'Flaherty, Irish writer, born in Inishmore, Aran Islands (d. 1984)
  • 1897-09-01 Andy Kennedy, Irish soccer defender (2 caps, Arsenal), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1963)
  • 1897-12-03 Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Without My Cloak), born in Limerick City, Ireland (d. 1974)
  • 1899-01-14 Veronica Turleigh, Irish actress (Promoter), born in County Donegal, Ireland (d. 1971)
  • 1899-06-07 Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (The Death of the Heart, Encounters), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1973)
  • 1899-07-15 Seán Lemass, Irish leader (d. 1971)
  • 1900-02-22 Seán Ó Faoláin [John Whelan], Irish short story writer (Murder at Cobbler's Hulk), born in Cork City, County Cork, Ireland (d. 1991)
  • 1900-11-19 Bunny Ahearne, Britsih ice hockey promoter, born in County Wexford, Ireland (d. 1985)
  • 1901-02-09 Brian Donlevy, American actor (Barbary Coast, Glass Key, Wake Island), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • 1901-02-11 Roddy Connolly, Irish politician, son of James Connolly (d. 1980)
  • 1901-02-20 Cecil H King, Irish/British daily newspaper publisher (Daily Mirror)
  • 1901-10-28 Eileen Shanahan, Irish poet (The Three Children (Near Clonmel)), born in Dublin (d. 1979)
  • 1902-01-02 Dan Keating, Irish republican (d. 2007)
  • 1902-07-20 Jimmy Kennedy, Irish singer-songwriter (Teddy Bears' Picnic, My Prayer), born in Omagh, Ireland (d. 1984)
  • 1903-10-06 Ernest Walton, Irish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)
  • 1903-11-01 Max Adrian, Irish actor (Devils, Music Lover), born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh (d. 1973)
  • 1904-01-11 Frederick Boland, Irish diplomat/president (UN General Assembly)

Person of interestSeán MacBride

1904-01-26 Seán MacBride, Chief of Staff of the Irish Republican Army and founder of Amnesty International (Nobel 1974), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1988)

Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA Seán MacBride
Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA
Seán MacBride
  • 1904-03-15 George Brent, American actor (42nd St, Jezebel), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1979)
  • 1904-04-27 Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet (British Poet Laureate 1968-72) and detective writer (Nicholas Blake), born in Ballintubbert, Queen's County (d. 1972)
  • 1904-10-21 Patrick Kavanagh, Irish poet (d. 1967)
  • 1905-04-23 William Conolly-Carew, 6th Baron Carew (d. 1994)
  • 1905-04-26 Denis O'Dea, Irish actor (Niagara, Esther & the King, Treasure Island), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1978)
  • 1905-06-08 Brian Coffey, Irish poet (Avent), born in Dublin (d. 1995)
  • 1907-09-12 Louis MacNeice, Irish poet and playwright, born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1963)
  • 1907-10-28 John Hewitt, Northern Irish poet, born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 1987)
  • 1908-05-10 Henry Diamond, Irish Nationalist MP

Person of interestMad Dog Coll

1908-07-20 [Vincent] Mad Dog Coll, Irish-American mob hitman, born in Gweedore, Ireland (d. 1932)

Mob Hitman Mad Dog Coll
Mob Hitman
Mad Dog Coll

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 311


Person of interestWilliam Thomson

1907-12-17 William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Irish-Scottish mathematical physicist (Kelvin Scale) and engineer (transatlantic telegraph), dies of a chill at 83

Mathematical Physicist and Engineer William Thomson
Mathematical Physicist and Engineer
William Thomson
  • 1909-03-24 John Millington Synge, Irish dramatist and poet (Riders to the Sea), dies at 37
  • 1911-07-05 George J Stoney, Irish physicist, dies at 85

Person of interestBram Stoker

1912-04-20 Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/writer (Dracula), dies at 64

Novelist Bram Stoker
Novelist
Bram Stoker
  • 1913-11-25 Robert Stawell Ball, Irish mathematician and astronomer (Ball Screw), dies at 73
  • 1916-01-08 Ada Rehan, Irish-American stage actress and comedian (Daly's Fifth Avenue Theatre), dies from arteriosclerosis and cancer at 58
  • 1916-05-04 Joseph Mary Plunkett, Irish revolutionary (b. 1887)
  • 1916-05-12 James Connolly, Irish socialist (founder of the Irish Socialist Republican Party), dies at 47
  • 1916-08-03 Sir Roger Casement, an Ulster Protestant and ardent Irish nationalist, executed by the British at 51
  • 1917-07-31 Francis Ledwidge, Irish poet (b. 1881)
  • 1917-09-25 Thomas Ashe, Irish revolutionary (b. 1885)
  • 1918-08-31 Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WWI), dies at 36
  • 1918-09-25 John Ireland, Irish-American archbishop of St Paul (1888-1918), dies at 80

Person of interestErnest Shackleton

1922-01-05 Ernest Shackleton, British-Irish polar explorer (Endurance, Antarctica), dies of a heart attack at 47

Polar Explorer Ernest Shackleton
Polar Explorer
Ernest Shackleton
  • 1922-02-03 John Butler Yeats, Northern Irish artist (b. 1839)
  • 1922-07-07 Cathal Brugha, Chief of Staff of Irish Republican Army (b.1874)

Person of interestArthur Griffith

1922-08-12 Arthur Griffith, Irish writer and politician who founded Sinn Féin (President of Ireland 1922), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 51

Irish Politician and Founder of Sinn Féin Arthur Griffith
Irish Politician and Founder of Sinn Féin
Arthur Griffith

Person of interestMichael Collins

1922-08-22 Michael Collins, Irish nationalist leader, killed in ambush by anti-treaty forces during the Irish Civil War at 31

Revolutionary, soldier, and politician Michael Collins
Revolutionary, soldier, and politician
Michael Collins
  • 1924-03-19 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer/author, dies at 71
  • 1924-03-29 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish composer/writer, dies at 71
  • 1924-05-26 Victor Herbert, Irish/US cellist/composer/conductor, dies at 65
  • 1927-02-06 Sam Maguire, Irish Republican and Gaelic footballer (b. 1879)
  • 1927-06-01 J. B. Bury, Irish historian (b. 1861)
  • 1927-07-10 Kevin O'Higgins, Irish Free State VP, assassinated at 35
  • 1927-08-04 John Dillon, Irish nationalist and British Lower house leader, dies at 75
  • 1929-11-26 Michele Esposito, Italian composer who worked in Ireland, dies at 74
  • 1931-08-27 Frank Harris, Irish-American journalist and writer (My Life & Loves), dies at 75

MurderMad Dog Coll

1932-02-08 [Vincent] Mad Dog Coll, Irish-American mob hitman, murdered at 23 by the Dutch Schultz gang

Mob Hitman Mad Dog Coll
Mob Hitman
Mad Dog Coll
  • 1932-05-22 Augusta, Lady Gregory, Irish playwright (Gold Apple) and patron of Yeats, dies at 80
  • 1933-01-21 George A. Moore, Irish novelist (b. 1852)
  • 1934-12-03 Charles James O'Donnell, Irish politician (b. 1849)
  • 1935-07-17 George William Russell, Irish nationalist, poet and artist, dies at 68
  • 1936-12-31 William FA Ellison, Irish clergyman/astronomer, dies at 72

Person of interestTyphoid Mary

1938-11-11 Mary Mallon, Irish-American patient best known as 'Typhoid Mary' and the first person in the United States known to be immune to typhoid, dies at 69

  • 1939-01-28 W. B. Yeats, Irish poet (Wild Swans at Coole-Nobel 1923), dies at 73
  • 1939-03-07 John Jules Barrish, Irish writer (b. 1885)
  • 1940-12-17 Alicia Boole Stott, Irish mathematician, dies at 80
  • 1941-01-10 Sir John Lavery, Northern Irish artist (b. 1856)
  • 1942-09-02 Tom Williams, Irish republican (b. 1924)
  • 1944-04-25 Tony Mullane, Irish-American baseball player, dies at 85
  • 1945-09-16 John McCormack, Irish-American tenor (Irish folksongs), dies at 61
  • 1947-01-04 Forrest Reid, Irish author/critic (Young Tom, Apostate), dies at 71
  • 1947-04-04 William O'Donnell, Irish politician (b. ?)
  • 1948-02-23 John Robert Gregg, Irish-American inventor of a shorthand system Gregg Shorthand, dies at 80
  • 1949-07-12 Douglas Hyde, first President of Ireland (b. 1860)
  • 1949-09-19 George Shiels, Irish dramatist (b. 1886)
  • 1949-10-06 Robert Lynd, Irish writer and critic (News Chronicle), dies at 70
  • 1950-09-13 Sara Allgood, Irish actress (Jane Eyre, Spiral Staircase), dies at 56

Person of interestGeorge Bernard Shaw

1950-11-02 George Bernard Shaw, Irish dramatist (Pygmalion, Nobel Prize for Literature 1925), dies at 94

  • 1950-12-26 James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold), dies at 68
  • 1951-12-23 Benito Lynch, Irish-Argentine writer (Palo Verde), dies at 66
  • 1953-12-20 Henry Horatio Dixon, Irish Biologist (cohesion-tension theory in plants), dies at 84
  • 1953-12-25 Patsy Donovan, Irish-born American baseball player (b. 1865)
  • 1955-09-30 Michael Chekhov, Russian-American actor (Rhapsody, Abie's Irish Rose), dies at 64
  • 1956-12-27 Lambert McKenna, Irish editor and lexicographer, dies at 86
  • 1957-11-09 Peter O'Connor, Irish athlete (1st recognised world long jump record), dies at 85
  • 1958-08-24 Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist, dies at 82
  • 1959-03-02 Eric Blore, British actor (Great Gatsby, Bowery to Baghdad, Abie's Irish Rose, Love Happy), dies at 70
  • 1959-05-16 Elisha Scott, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1894)
  • 1959-08-12 Mike O'Neill, Irish-American baseball player, dies at 81 (b. 1877)
  • 1960-01-20 Matt Moore, Irish-American actor and director (Coquette, Deluge), dies at 72
  • 1960-03-09 Jack Beattie, Northern Irish politician (b. 1886)
  • 1962-06-12 John Ireland, English composer and pianist (Epic March), dies at 82
  • 1963-03-01 Irish Meusel, American baseball left fielder (World Series 1921, 22; NL RBI leader 1923; Philadelphia Phillies, New York Giants), dies at 69
  • 1963-06-12 Andrew Browne, Irish/British admiral (Cape Matapan, WW II), dies at 80

Person of interestC. S. Lewis

1963-11-22 C. S. Lewis [Clive Staples], Irish author (Silver Chair), dies at 64

Author and Theologian C. S. Lewis
Author and Theologian
C. S. Lewis

Person of interestBrendan Behan

1964-03-20 Brendan Behan, Irish author and poet (Borstal Boy, The Hostage), dies at 41

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • 1964-09-18 Sean O'Casey, Irish playwright (The Plough and the Stars), dies at 84
  • 1965-09-26 James Fitzmaurice, Irish aviation pioneer (b. 1898)
  • 1966-04-01 Brian O'Brien, Irish novelist (At Swim-Two-Birds), dies at 54
  • 1966-11-23 Seán T. O'Kelly, Irish politician and President of Ireland (1945-59), dies at 84
  • 1967-11-30 Patrick Kavanagh, Irish screenwriterr (Great Hunger), dies
  • 1968-12-10 George Forrest, Northern Irish politician, dies at 47
  • 1970-01-05 Cyril Fagan, Irish astrologer (b. 1896)
  • 1972-01-12 Padraic Colum, Irish novelist and poet (Collected Poems), dies at 90
  • 1972-05-22 Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet (British Poet Laureate 1968-72) and detective writer (Nicholas Blake), dies of cancer at 68
  • 1973-01-19 Max Adrian, Irish actor (Boy Friend), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • 1973-02-22 Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (The Death of the Heart, Cat Jumps), dies at 73
  • 1974-08-13 Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Pray for the Wanderer), dies at 76

Person of interestÉamon de Valera

1975-08-29 Éamon de Valera, Irish politician (President of Ireland (1937-48, 51-54, 57-59), dies at 92

Revolutionary and President of Ireland Éamon de Valera
Revolutionary and President of Ireland
Éamon de Valera
  • 1976-01-05 John A. Costello, 3rd Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland, dies at 84
  • 1976-07-21 Christopher Ewart-Biggs, British ambassador to Ireland, assassinated
  • 1976-12-04 W. F. McCoy, Northern Irish politician (b. 1886)
  • 1977-04-17 William Cardinal Conway, Northern Irish clergyman (b. 1913)
  • 1977-06-02 Stephen Boyd [William Millar], Irish actor (Fantastic Voyage, Ben-Hur), dies of heart attack at 45
  • 1979-01-28 Eileen Shanahan, Irish poet (The Three Children (Near Clonmel)), dies at 77
  • 1979-03-02 Christy Ring, Irish hurler (Cork 65 games, scoring tally [33-208], 8 x All-Ireland medals), dies at 58

MurderLord Mountbatten

1979-08-27 Louis Mountbatten, British naval officer and statesman, last Viceroy of India (1947), is assassinated by an IRA bomb on his boat in Ireland at 79

Supreme Allied Commander and Last Viceroy of India Lord Mountbatten
Supreme Allied Commander and Last Viceroy of India
Lord Mountbatten
  • 1980-11-22 Norah McGuinness, Northern Irish painter (b. 1901)
  • 1981-05-21 Patsy O'Hara, Irish hunger striker (b. 1957)
  • 1981-05-21 Raymond Mccreesh, Irish hunger striker (b. 1957)
  • 1981-09-06 Christy Brown, Irish author (b. 1932)
  • 1981-11-14 Robert Bradford, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1941)
  • 1982-06-15 Neil Fitzgerald, Irish actor (Bride of Frankenstein), dies at 90
  • 1982-08-14 Patrick Magee [McGee], Northern Irish actor and director (A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon), dies from a heart attack at 60
  • 1983-12-07 Edgar Graham, member of N Ireland Assembly, shot dead by IRA
  • 1983-12-23 Colin Middleton, Northern Irish artist (b. 1910)
  • 1986-01-04 Phil Lynott, Irish rock musician (Thin Lizzy), dies of an overdose at 36
  • 1986-04-29 Seamus McElwaine, Irish IRA-terrorist, killed at 25
  • 1987-08-28 John Huston, US/Irish actor and director (Maltese Falcon), dies at 81