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Jonathan SwiftJan 13, 1695

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Amelia EarhartMay 21, 1932

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Ireland - Historical Events
Date Event
432-03-17

St Patrick aged 16 is carried off to Ireland as a slave (traditional date)

456-04-05

St. Patrick returns to Ireland as a missionary bishop.

512-06-29

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.

1541-06-18

Irish parliament selects Henry VIII as king of Ireland

1546-06-07

England signs Peace of Andres with Scotland/Ireland

1579-06-17

Anti-English uprising in Ireland

1580-11-09

Spanish troops lands 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

1602-01-02

Spanish force in Ireland surrender to the English army at Kinsdale

1607-09-14

Flight of the Earls from Lough Swilly, Donegal, Ireland.

1625-03-27

Charles I, King Of England, Scotland & Ireland, ascends English throne

1649-09-11

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

1651-10-27

English troops occupy Limerick, Ireland

1653-12-16

Parliamentarian General Oliver Cromwell appointed as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland

1689-03-12

Former English King James II lands in Ireland

1690-03-16

French King Louis XIV sends troops to Ireland

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

1695-01-13

Jonathan Swift ordained an Anglican priest in Ireland

1784-02-04

1st unmanned balloon flight in Ireland

1785-01-19

First manned balloon flight in Ireland

1798-05-27

The Battle of Oulart Hill takes place in Wexford, Ireland.

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 at Castelbar, Ireland: French army hunts the English

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.

1817-07-12

1st flower show held (Dannybrook, County Cork, Ireland)

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.

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.

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

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.

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 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland.

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

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

1907-10-17

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

1910-10-20

The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, is launched from the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Ireland.

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.

1912-04-11

RMS Titanic leaves Queenstown Ireland for NY

1912-04-11

The British 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

1913-11-25

The Irish Volunteers founded in Dublin to "secure the rights and liberties common to all the people of Ireland"

1914-04-24

A shipment of 35,000 rifles and 5 million rounds of ammunition are landed at Larne for the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF, an Ulster loyalist paramilitary group in Northern Ireland

1914-05-29

Ship rams Canadian ship Empress of Ireland on St Lawrence River; 1,024 die

1915-05-06

German U-20 sinks Centurion SE of Ireland

1918-02-15

US army troop ship torpedoed & sunk by Germany off Ireland

1918-10-06

US ship Otranto sinks between Scotland & Ireland, 425 die

1919-01-02

Anti-British uprising in Ireland

1919-06-15

1st nonstop Atlantic flight (Alcock & Brown) lands in Ireland

1920-12-23

Government of Ireland Act / Home Rule Act passed partitioning Ireland

1921-05-24

1st parliament for Northern Ireland elected

1921-12-06

Anglo-Irish Treaty signed; Ireland receives dominion status; partition creates Northern Ireland

1929-05-27

2nd Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland, 7-5 at Moortown, England

1931-12-11

Statute of Westminster gives complete legislative independence to Canada, Australia, NZ, South Africa, Ireland, Newfndlnd

1932-03-09

Eamon De Valera becomes president of Ireland

1932-05-21

1st transatlantic solo flight by a woman (Amelia Earhart) lands in Ireland

1936-05-22

Aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland.

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 for LA, wound up in Ireland

1938-07-18

Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan arrives in Ireland-left NY for Calif

1939-11-16

German U-boat torpedoes tanker Sliedrecht near Ireland

1941-05-31

A Luftwaffe air raid in Dublin, Ireland claims 38 lives.

1942-01-26

1st US force in Europe during WW II go ashore in Northern Ireland

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

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

1956-12-15

Emergency crisis in North Ireland proclaimed after IRA strikes

1957-03-05

Eamon de Valera's Fianna Fail-party wins election in Ireland

1957-10-05

12th Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland win, 7½-4½ at Lindrick Golf Club (Rotherham, Yorkshire, England)

1958-08-14

KLM Superconstellation crashes west of Ireland, killing 99

1958-08-18

Great Britain issues regional stamps (N Ireland, Scotland & Wales)

1959-06-17

Eamon de Valera elected pres of Ireland

1963-06-27

US President John Kennedy spent 1st full day in Ireland

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

1967-05-11

Great Britain, Ireland & Denmark apply for EG membership

1967-08-14

Pirate radio stations Radio 270, Radio London, Radio Ireland

1968-01-08

Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, travelles to Dublin to meet with Jack Lynch, Irish Prime Minister, to continue discussions on matters of joint interest to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

1968-01-19

Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, calls for "a new endeavour by organisations in Northern Ireland to cross denominational barriers and advance the cause of better community relations"

1968-03-25

Members of the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) disrupt a meeting of Londonderry Corporation to protest at the lack of housing provision in the city, Northern Ireland

1968-04-27

The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) hold a rally to protest the banning of a Republican Easter parade

1968-05-16

In the Stormont (Northern Ireland parliament) by-election in the city of Londonderry (Derry) the Ulster Unionists retain the seat

1968-05-20

Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, is showered with eggs, flour and stones after a meeting of the Woodvale Unionist Association, a loyalist vigilante group

1968-06-15

15th Curtis Cup: US wins 10½-7½ at Royal County Down Golf Club (Newcastle, Northern Ireland)

1968-06-20

Austin Currie, then Nationalist Member of Parliament (MP) at Stormont, and a number of other people, protest discrimination in the allocation of housing by 'squating' (illegally occupying) in a house in Caledon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

1968-07-03

As part of a series of protests against housing conditions in Derry, the Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) hold a sit-down protest on the newly opened second deck of the Craigavon Bridge in the city, Northern Ireland

1968-08-22

The Society of Labour Lawyers (SLL) publishes an 'interim report' about alleged discrimination in Northern Ireland; the report is heavily criticised by unionists.

1968-08-24

Northern Ireland's first civil rights march held; many more marches would be held over the following year and Loyalists organized counter-demonstrations to get the marches banned

1968-08-27

The Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) organise another protest in the Guildhall's council chamber; immediately after the protest Eamon Melaugh phones the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) and invites them to organise a march in Derry

1968-08-28

Gerry Fitt, MP, tables a House of Commons motion criticising Royal Ulster Constabulary action in Dungannon on 24 August 1968 and demands that: "citizens of Northern Ireland should be allowed the same rights of peaceful demonstration as those in other parts of the United Kingdom"

1968-10-03

The proposed civil rights march in Derry, Northern Ireland, is banned from the area of the city centre and the Waterside area; the banning order is issued under the Public Order Act by William Craig, then Home Affairs Minister

1968-10-04

A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) delegation meet with the Derry March organisers and try to have the march cancelled; eventually it was decided to go ahead with the march.

1968-10-05

Civil rights march in Derry is stopped by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) before it had properly begun; clashes between RUC and protesters lead to two days of serious rioting-some consider this to be the beginning of 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland

1968-10-07

Rioting continues in Derry, Northern Ireland after Royal Ulster Constabulary put down civil rights march two days earlier

1968-10-15

The Nationalist Party of Northern Ireland (NPNI) withdraws from its role as 'official' opposition within the Northern Ireland parliament at Stormont

1968-10-16

The People's Democracy (PD), formed on Oct 9, organise a march of 1,300 students from the Queen's University of Belfast to the City Hall in the centre of the city, Northern Ireland

1968-10-24

The People's Democracy (PD) stage a protest demonstration at Stormont Parliament buildings, Belfast, Northern Ireland

1968-10-30

Jack Lynch, Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach), meets with Harold Wilson, then British Prime Minister, in London, calling for the ending of partition as a means to resolve the unrest in Northern Ireland

1968-11-02

A banned march in Derry, North Ireland, by members of the Derry Citizen's Action Committee (DCAC) is joined by thousands; due to the number of people taking part, the Royal Ulster Constabulary are unable to prevent it

1968-11-04

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill meets British Prime Minister Harold Wilson for talks about the situation in Northern Ireland; Wilson states that there will be no change in the constitutional position of Northern Ireland without the consent of the Northern Ireland population

1968-11-08

Londonderry Corporation agreed to a Nationalist request to introduce a points system in the allocation of public sector housing, North Ireland

1968-11-09

Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting led a Loyalist march to the Diamond area of Derry, North Ireland

1968-11-13

William Craig, Home Affairs Minister, bans all marches, with the exception of 'customary' parades, in Derry, Northern Ireland; the exception of 'customary' parades meant that Loyalist institutions could parade but civil rights marches could not

1968-11-16

The Derry Citizens Action Committee defies a ban on marches in Derry, Northern Ireland, by marching with an estimated 15,000 people

1968-11-22

Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister, announced a package of reform measures granting concessions to the Catholic minority, in response to protest movement

1968-11-30

A Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association march in Armagh is stopped by Royal Ulster Constabulary because of the presence of a Loyalist counter demonstration led by Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting

1968-12-04

Following a civil rights march in Dungannon, Northern Ireland, there is a violent clash between Loyalists and those who are taking part in the march

1968-12-09

Terence O'Neill, Northern Ireland Prime Minister, makes a television appeal for moderate opinion in what became known as the 'Ulster stands at the Crossroads' speech

1968-12-11

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill sacks Home Affairs Minister, William Craig

1968-12-12

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill receives overwhelming support from Unionist Members of Parliament (MPs) at Stormont

1969-01-01

People's Democracy (PD) begin a 4-day march from Belfast across Northern Ireland to Derry, modeled on Martin Luther King's Selma to Montgomery march

1969-01-09

Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill travels to London to meet British Home Secretary James Callaghan, to brief him on the growing violence in Northern Ireland

1969-01-10

Pirate Radio Station Free Derby begins operation by Northern Ireland

1969-01-15

Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill announce the setting up of an official inquiry into the disturbances in Derry and elsewhere

1969-01-24

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce Brian Faulkner resigns from the Northern Ireland cabinet in protest at the policies of Prime Minister Terence O'Neill and the lack of 'strong government'

1969-01-26

Minister of Health and Social Services William Morgan resigns from the Northern Ireland government

1969-02-03

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill announces the dissolution of the Stormont parliament and the holding of an election on 24 February 1969

1969-02-06

The New Ulster Movement is formed to promote moderate and non-sectarian policies and to assist those candidates who supported Terence O'Neill, then Northern Ireland Prime Minister

1969-02-24

Northern Ireland Stormont parliament election held leading to fragmentation of the Unionist party into 'Official Unionist' and 'Unofficial Unionist'

1969-02-28

Terence O'Neill re-elected as leader of the Unionist Parliamentary Party and thus confirmed as Northern Ireland Prime Minister

1969-03-25

Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting, loyalists in Northern Ireland are jailed for organising an illegal counter demonstration in Armagh on 30 November 1968

1969-03-30

Loyalists bomb water and electricity installations in Northern Ireland in the hope that the attacks would be blamed on the IRA and on elements of the civil rights movement, which was demanding an end to discrimination against Catholics

1969-04-19

Serious rioting in the Bogside area of Derry following clashes between Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association marchers and Loyalists and members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary

1969-04-21

The Ministry of Defence in London announces that British troops would be used in Northern Ireland to guard key public installations following a series of bombings

1969-04-22

Bernadette Devlin, the youngest woman ever to be elected to Westminster, makes a controversial maiden speech in the House of Commons concerning the situation in Northern Ireland

1969-04-23

The Unionist Parliamentary Party votes by 28 to 22 to introduce universal adult suffrage in local government elections in Northern Ireland; the demand for 'one man, one vote' had been one of the most powerful slogans of the civil rights movement

1969-04-24

Loyalist members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and the Ulster Protestant Volunteers (UPV) explode a bomb at a water pipeline between Lough Neagh and Belfast, Northern Ireland

1969-04-28

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill resigns and is replaced later by James Chichester-Clark.

1969-05-01

James Chichester-Clark is elected as leader of the Unionist party, succeededing Terence O'Neill as the Northern Ireland Prime Minister

1969-05-06

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Chichester-Clark announces an amnesty for all offences associated with demonstrations since 5 October 1968, resulting in the release of, among others, Ian Paisley and Ronald Bunting

1969-05-09

Following his release from prison Ian Paisley, North Ireland Loyalist holds a 'victory' meeting

1969-05-10

In an interview with the 'Belfast Telegraph' former Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill states: "if you give Roman Catholics a good job and a good house, they will live like Protestants, ... They will refuse to have 18 children"

1969-06-15

The Campaign for Social Justice publish a second edition of 'Northern Ireland The Plain Truth' which set out the allegations of discrimination against Catholics by Unionists in the region

1969-06-18

A report published by the International Commission of Jurists on the British government's policy in Northern Ireland is critical of both the British government and the Northern Ireland government

1969-06-22

The Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) stage a protest by blocking the Lecky Road in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland

1969-07-02

Ireland bowl out West Indies for 25 at Londonderry, win by 9 wkts

1969-07-13

North Ireland loyalist Ian Paisley addresses a crowd at Loughgall, County Antrim, and is reported to have said: "I am anti-Roman Catholic, but God being my judge, I love the poor dupes who are ground down under that system."

1969-08-05

The UVF plant their first bomb in the Republic of Ireland, damaging the RTÉ Television Centre in Dublin

1969-08-14

British troops intervene militarily in Northern Ireland

1969-08-14

In response to events in Derry, Irish nationalists hold protests throughout Northern Ireland, some of these became violent

1969-08-14

The British Army deployed on the streets of Northern Ireland, marking the beginning of Operation Banner

1969-12-18

House of Lords votes to abolish the death penalty in England, Wales and Scotland (Northern Ireland 25 July 1973)

1970-02-01

Northern Ireland PM Chichester-Clark meets with British Home Secretary James Callaghan to discuss matters related to the Northern Ireland economy

1970-03-06

A Catholic man is shot dead by British soldiers in Belfast, North Ireland

1970-03-10

Members of the Stormont (Parliament of Northern Ireland) given police protection

1970-03-18

Five Unionist Members of Parliament (MPs), including William Craig and Harry West, are expelled from the Unionist Parliamentary Party, Northern Ireland

1970-03-26

The Police (Northern Ireland) Act becomes law; the act provides for the disarmament of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) and the establishment of an RUC reserve force

1970-03-29

Serious disturbances in Derry, North Ireland, following a march to commemoration the Easter Rising

1970-04-03

As part of a new 'get tough' policy in Northern Ireland, Ian Freeland of the British Army, warned that those throwing petrol bombs could be shot dead

1970-04-16

Protestant Unionist Ian Paisley wins seat formerly held by Terence O'Neill in the Stormont (North Ireland Parliament

1970-04-21

The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) is formed; it attempts to appeal to Catholics and Protestant to unite in support of moderate policies

1970-06-05

The Falls Road curfew in North Ireland, imposed by the British Army while searching for IRA weapons, is lifted after a march by women breaches the British Army cordon

1970-07-01

British Home Secretary R. 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

The Prevention of Incitement to Hatred Act (Northern Ireland) is introduced; it proved difficult to secure convictions under its provisions and was seldom enforced

1970-07-04

The Falls Road curfew in North Ireland, imposed by the British Army while searching for IRA weapons, continues throughout the day; a man is killed by the British Army.

1970-07-13

The annual 'Twelfth' parades passes off without serious incident in Northern Ireland

1970-07-23

A ban on parades and public processions until January 1971 is announced by the Stormont government (North Ireland Parliament)

1970-07-30

Riots hit Belfast, North Ireland

1970-07-31

Daniel O'Hagan (19), a Catholic civilian, is shot dead by the British Army during a serious riot in the New Lodge Road area of Belfast, Northern Ireland

1970-08-02

Rubber bullets used for the first time in Northern Ireland during 'The Troubles'

1970-08-10

British Home Secretary Reginald Maulding threatens to impose direct rule on Northern Ireland if the agreed reform measures are not carried out

1970-08-26

Minister of Home Affairs Robert Porter resigns from the Stormont government (North Ireland parliament)

1970-09-14

Economic Council for Northern Ireland holds its first meeting

1970-09-15

Officers of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) in Northern Ireland vote narrowly in favour of remaining unarmed

1970-09-30

A Protestant man is shot and killed by Loyalists in Belfast, North Ireland

1970-10-08

The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) propose that a system of Proportional Representation (PR) should be used in elections in Northern Ireland

1970-10-13

A man dies in a premature bomb explosion in Dublin, Republic of Ireland

1970-10-29

The Electoral Reform Society calls for the introduction of Proportional Representation (PR) in elections in Northern Ireland

1970-10-30

Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark meets with British Home Secretary Reginald Maulling to discuss matters related to reforms and security

1970-11-12

The Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) is formed; the NIHE gradually took over control of the building and allocation of public sector housing in Northern Ireland

1970-12-08

Head of the Catholic Church in Ireland Cardinal William Conway publishes a pamphlet on the topic of segregation in education in Northern Ireland

1970-12-23

A Protestant man is shot dead at his home in Belfast, North Ireland

1970-12-30

The financial cost of the disturbances and riots in Northern Ireland during 1969 and 1970 are today estimated to be £5.5 million

1971-01-18

Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark attends a meeting in London with British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling

1971-01-23

Riots break out in the Shankill Road area of Belfast, North Ireland

1971-01-25

The 170 delegates of the Ulster Unionist Council (UUC) call for the resignation of Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark

1971-02-04

Lieutenant-General Vernon Erskine-Crum becomes General Officer Commanding of the British Army in Northern Ireland

1971-02-15

A British soldier dies 7 days after being mortally wounded in an Irish Republican Army attack in North Ireland

1971-02-25

Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark holds a meeting with Catholic Cardinal of Ireland William Conway, the first such meeting between men holding these offices since 1921

1971-02-26

Two Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are shot and killed by the Irish Republican Army while on a mobile patrol in the Ardoyne area of Belfast, North Ireland

1971-03-16

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Chichester-Clark meets with British PM Heath to disucss the security situation in Northern Ireland

1971-03-20

Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark resigns in protest at what he views as a limited security response by the British government

1971-03-22

Brian Faulkner becomes the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland

1971-03-25

James Callaghan speaks at a rally of the Northern Ireland labour movement, but rejects calls for the Labour Party to open membership to those living in N. Ireland

1971-03-27

The Alliance Party of Northern Ireland (APNI) holds its first Annual Conference in the Ulster Hall in Belfast

1971-04-06

During a debate at Westminster on Northern Ireland, Harold Wilson of the Labour Party claimes that a draft Bill for the imposition of direct rule exists

1971-04-25

The Northern Ireland census is held

1971-05-27

23rd Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland, 13-11

1971-06-08

General Officer Commanding the British Army Harry Tuzo, then claims that a permanent military solution to the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland could not be achieved

1971-06-18

Social Democratic and Labour Party and Nationalist Members of Parliament refuse to attend the state opening of Stormont (North Ireland Parliament)

1971-07-06

A member of the Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) is killed in a premature explosion in County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland

1971-07-16

The Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) withdraw from Stormont (North Ireland Parliament) after no inquiry is announced into the shooting dead of Seamus Cusack and Desmond Beattie

1971-07-23

The British Army carry out early morning raids across Northern Ireland and arrest 48 people

1971-08-05

The British Parliament debate the security situation in Northern Ireland

1971-08-09

Operation Demetrius (or Internment) is introduced in Northern Ireland allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial; the security forces arrested 342 people suspected of supporting paramilitaries

1971-08-14

British begin internment without trial in Northern Ireland

1971-08-15

The Social Democratic and Labour Party announce a campaign of civil disobedience in response to the introduction of Internment in Northern Ireland

1971-08-16

Over 8,000 workers go on strike in Derry, Northern Ireland, in protest at the introduction of Internment (allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial)

1971-08-22

Approximately 130 non-Unionist councillors announce their withdrawal from participation on district councils across Northern Ireland in protest against Internment (allowing suspected terrorists to be indefinitely detained without trial)

1971-08-25

Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party Gerry Fitt presents a number of allegations of brutality by the security forces in Northern Ireland to representatives of the United Nations

1971-08-31

An inquiry into allegations of brutality by the security forces against those interned without trial in Northern Ireland is announced

1971-09-01

The Irish Republican Army set off a series of bombs across Northern Ireland injuring a number of people

1971-09-03

A baby girl and an Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) soldier are killed in separate shooting incidents in Northern Ireland

1971-09-06

British Prime Minister Edward Heath meets with Irish Prime Minister/Taoiseach Jack Lynch at Chequers in England to discuss the situation in Northern Ireland

1971-09-13

Two North Ireland Loyalists are mortally injured when the bomb they were preparing exploded prematurely in a house in Bann Street, Belfast

1971-09-14

Two British soldiers are killed in separate shooting incidents in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

1971-09-16

A number of Unionists resign over the proposed tripartite talks involving Northern Ireland, Britain, and the Republic of Ireland

1971-09-26

MP David Bleakley resigns in protest over the introduction of Internment and the lack of any new political initiatives by the Northern Ireland government

1971-09-27

Tripartite talks involving the prime ministers of Northern Ireland, Britain, and the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) of the Republic of Ireland take place at Chequers, England

1971-10-05

A new sitting of the Northern Ireland parliament at Stormont begins, though the Social Democratic and Labour Party remain absent due to its continuing protest against Internment

1971-10-07

Northern Ireland Prime Minister Brian Faulkner meets with British Prime Minister Edward Heath; they agree to send an additional 1,500 British Army troops to Northern Ireland

1971-10-17

It is estimated today that approximately 16,000 households were withholding rent and rates for council houses as part of the campaign of civil disobedience against internment organised by the Social Democratic and Labour Party, Northern Ireland

1971-10-19

A group of f Northern Ireland Members of Parliament begin a 48 hour hunger strike against the policy of Internment

1971-10-20

Senator in the US Congress Edward Kennedy calls for a withdrawal of British troops from Northern Ireland and all-party negotiations to establish a United Ireland

1971-10-24

President of Sinn Féin Ruairi O'Brady, then (SF), address a SF Ard Fheis in Dublin, claiming that the North of Ireland must be made ungovernable as first step in achieving a united Ireland

1971-10-27

Gerard Newe becomes the first Catholic to serve in any Northern Ireland government since 1920; Newe was appointed to try to improve community relations

1971-11-16

The Compton inquiry is published, acknowledging that there was ill-treatment of internees, but rejected claims of systematic brutality or torture (Northern Ireland)

1971-11-25

Leader of the British Labour Party Harold Wilson proposes that Britain should work towards a withdrawal from Northern Ireland, with the consent of Protestants, after a period of 15 years; as part of the proposal the Republic of Ireland would rejoin the British Commonwealth

1971-11-30

The government of the Republic of Ireland states that it will take the allegations of brutality against the security forces in Northern Ireland to the European Court of Human Rights

1971-12-07

An off duty member of the Ulster Defence Regiment is shot dead by members of the Irish Republican Army in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

1971-12-21

A publican is killed as he tried to remove a bomb from his pub, Northern Ireland

1971-12-23

British Prime Minister Edward Heath visits Northern Ireland and expresses his determination to end the violence

1971-12-31

Edmund Compton, then Northern Ireland Ombudsman, is replaced by John Benn

1972-01-02

Anti-internment rally in Belfast, North Ireland

1972-01-17

Seven men who were held as internees escape from the prison ship HMS Maidstone in Belfast Lough, North Ireland

1972-01-18

Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Brian Faulkner bans all parades and marches in Northern Ireland until the end of the year

1972-01-28

The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association place "special emphasis on the necessity for a peaceful incident-free day" at the next march on 30 January in an effort to avoid violence

1972-02-01

Wings release "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" in UK

1972-02-09

William Craig, who had been Northern Ireland Minister for Home Affairs, launches 'Ulster Vanguard' as an umbrella movement for the right-ring of Unionism

1972-02-10

BBC bans "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" by Wings

1972-02-25

Paul McCartney releases "Give Ireland back to the Irish" single

1972-03-24

Great Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland

1972-03-26

William Whitelaw appointed as the first Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

1972-03-27

Ulster Vanguard organise industrial strike against the imposition of direct rule on Northern Ireland by Westminster

1972-03-30

Northern Ireland's Government and Parliament dissolved by the British Government and 'direct rule' from Westminster is introduced

1972-04-06

The Scarman Tribunal Report, an inquiry into the causes of violence during the summer of 1969 in N Ireland, is published, finding that the Royal Ulster Constabulary had been seriously at fault

1972-04-14

The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode twenty-four bombs in towns and cities across Northern Ireland

1972-04-18

The Widgery Report on 'Bloody Sunday' in Northern Ireland is published, causing outrage among the people of Derry who call it the "Widgery Whitewash"

1972-05-22

Over 400 women in Derry attack the offices of Official Sinn Féin in Derry, North Ireland, following the shooting of William Best by the Official Irish Republican Army

1972-05-26

In the Republic of Ireland, the Special Criminal Court is re-instituted to deal with crimes arising out of the Northern Ireland conflict; as part of the measures trial by jury is suspended.

1972-06-13

The Irish Republican Army invites Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Whitelaw to 'Free Derry'; Whitelaw rejects offer and reaffirms his policy to not "let part of the United Kingdom ... default from the rule of law"

1972-06-13

The Irish Republican Army invites Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Whitelaw to 'Free Derry'; Whitelaw rejects offer and reaffirms his policy to not "let part of the United Kingdom ... default from the rule of law"

1972-06-15

The Social Democratic and Labour Party meet Secretary of State for Northern Ireland W Whitelaw, to present the IRA's conditions for a meeting

1972-06-19

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland William Whitelaw concedes 'special category' status, or 'political status' for paramilitary prisoners in Northern Ireland

1972-06-26

IRA proclaims resistant in North-Ireland

1972-07-04

The Royal Ulster Constabulary forward a file about the killings on 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972) to the Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland

1972-07-07

7 people are killed in separate incidents across Northern Ireland

1972-07-31

Claudy bombing: nine civilians were killed when three car bombs exploded in County Londonderry, North Ireland; no group has since claimed responsibility

1972-08-09

There is widespread and severe rioting in Nationalist areas of Northern Ireland on the anniversary of the introduction of Internment

1972-08-23

4 civilians and 1 British soldier are injured in separate overnight shooting incidents in North Ireland

1972-09-20

The Social Democratic and Labour Party issues a document entitled Towards a New Ireland, proposing that the British and Irish governments should have joint sovereignty over Northern Ireland

1972-09-20

The Social Democratic and Labour Party issues a document entitled Towards a New Ireland, proposing that the British and Irish governments should have joint sovereignty over Northern Ireland

1972-10-30

The Northern Ireland Office issues a discussion document 'The Future of Northern Ireland'; the paper states Britain's commitment to the union as long as the majority of people wish to remain part of the United Kingdom

1972-11-02

Goverment of the Republic of Ireland introduce a bill to remove the special position of the Catholic Church from the Irish Constitution

1972-11-05

Vice-President of Sinn Féin Maire Drumm is arrested in the Republic of Ireland

1972-11-24

Taoiseach Jack Lynch met with British Prime Minister Edward Heath in London to give Irish approval to Attlee's paper that said new arrangements should be 'acceptable to and accepted by the Republic of Ireland'

1972-12-01

2 people killed and 127 injured when 2 car bombs explode in the centre of Dublin, Republic of Ireland

1972-12-20

Five civilians (four Catholics, one Protestant) killed in gun attack on the Top of the Hill Bar in Derry, North Ireland

1972-12-28

2 people are killed in a Loyalist bomb attack on the village of Belturbet, County Cavan, Republic of Ireland

1972-12-29

President of Sinn Féin Ruairi O Bradaigh is arrested and held under new legislation in Republic of Ireland

1972-12-31

Martin McGuinness is arrested and held under the new Republic of Ireland legislation

1973-01-01

Britain, Ireland & Denmark become 7th-9th members of Common Market

1973-01-20

A car bomb explodes in Sackville Place, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, killing 1 person and injuring 17 (no organisation claimed responsibility)

1973-01-28

In the run up to the first anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday' there is serious rioting in Derry, North Ireland

1973-02-04

British Army snipers shoot dead a Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer and three civilians at the junction in Belfast during the 'Troubles' in N Ireland

1973-02-07

The United Loyalist Council hold a one-day strike to "re-establish some sort of Protestant or loyalist control over the affairs of the province"; loyalist paramilitaries forcibly tried to stop many people going to work and to close any businesses that had opened, North Ireland

1973-03-14

Liam Cosgrave appointed president of Ireland

1973-06-28

Northern Ireland Assembly elections take place

1973-12-09

Sunningdale Agreement in Northern Ireland

1974-04-15

78th Boston Marathon won by Neil Cusack of Ireland in 2:13:39

1974-04-20

'The Troubles', a period of conflict in Northern Ireland involving republican and loyalist paramilitaries, the British security forces, and civil rights groups. claims its 1000th victim

1974-05-17

The Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF)explode four bombs in the Republic of Ireland, killing 33 civilians and wounded a further 300(This is the highest number of casualties in a single incident during "The Troubles")

1974-05-29

Northern Ireland is brought under direct rule from Westminster

1975-02-10

The Provisional Irish Republican Army agrees to a truce and ceasefire with the British government and the Northern Ireland Office; Seven "incident centres" are established in nationalist areas to monitor the ceasefire and the response of the security forces

1975-04-12

Six Catholic civilians are killed in a Ulster Volunteer Force gun and grenade attack on Strand Bar in Belfast, North Ireland

1975-06-22

The Ulster Volunteer Force try to derail a train by planting a bomb on the railway line near County Kildare, Ireland; a civilian tries to stop the UVF volunteers, and is stabbed-to-death (his actions delay the explosion enough to let the train pass safely)

1975-07-31

The Miami Showband killings: Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), a loyalist paramilitary group, shoot dead three members of an Irish showband at Buskhill, County Down, Ireland

1975-10-02

The Ulster Volunteer Force kill 7 civilians in a series of attacks across Northern Ireland; 6 were Catholic civilians and 1 was a Protestant civilian

1975-10-03

Ireland AKZO director Tiede Herrema kidnap

1975-11-07

Kidnapped AKZO director Herrema freed in Ireland

1975-11-22

Drummuckavall Ambush: 3 British Army soldiers are killed and one captured when the Provisional Irish Republican Army attack a watchtower in South Armagh, North Ireland

1975-12-19

The Red Hand Commandos, a very secretive Ulster loyalist paramilitary group in Northern Ireland, explode a no-warning car bomb in Dundalk, killing 2 civilians and wounding 20

1976-01-04

Reavey and O'Dowd killings: the Ulster Volunteer Force shoot dead 6 Catholic civilians in 2 co-ordinated attacks in County Armagh, North Ireland

1976-06-05

After a suspected republican bombing kills 2 Protestant civilians in a pub, the Ulster Volunteer Force kill 5 civilians in a gun and bomb attack at the Chlorane Bar, North Ireland

1976-07-21

Christopher Ewart-Biggs, British ambassador to the Republic of Ireland, is assassinated by the Provisional IRA.

1976-07-21

Christopher Ewart Biggs (the British Ambassador to Ireland) and his secretary Judith Cook are assassinated by a bomb planted in Mr Biggs' car in Dublin

1976-08-14

10,000 Northern Ireland women demonstrate for peace in Belfast

1976-12-03

Patrick J Hillery elected President of Ireland

1977-04-11

Ireland sets fishing zone at 50 mile

1977-12-11

Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams, leaders of the group 'Peace People' (an organisation dedicated to encouraging a peaceful resolution of 'the Troubles' in Northern Ireland) receive the Nobel Peace Prize

1978-09-14

The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode over 50 bombs in towns across Northern Ireland over the next 5 days, injuring 37 people

1979-03-22

The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode 24 bombs in various locations across Northern Ireland

1979-09-29

Pope John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit Ireland

1979-12-05

Ireland premier Jack Lynch resigns

1980-08-01

Buttevant Rail Disaster kills 18 and injures dozens of train passengers in Ireland.

1980-09-21

Kerry GAA beat Roscommon GAA in Croke Park during the All-Ireland Football Final by 1-9 to 1-6 thus winning the championship and a three-in-a-row.

1981-09-01

Northern Ireland's first religiously integrated secondary school opens

1983-02-08

Champion thoroughbred Shergar kidnapped in Ireland; never found Lloyds of London pays $10.6 million insurance

1983-04-11

In the first 'supergrass' trial in Northern Ireland, fourteen Ulster Volunteer Force members are jailed for a total of two hundred years

1984-06-02

Actress Jill Ireland has a radical mastectomy

1985-06-23

Bomb destroys Air India Boeing 747 in air near Ireland, 329 die

1985-11-27

Republic of Ireland gains consultative role in Northern Ireland

1986-09-21

Kerry GAA beat Tyrone GAA in Croke Park during the All-Ireland Football Final by 2-15 to 1-10 thus winning the championship and a three-in-a-row.

1987-05-08

The Loughgall ambush: The SAS kill 8 IRA members and 1 civilian, in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.

1987-11-08

IRA bomb attack in Enniskillen, North Ireland, 11 killed

1988-03-16

North Ireland Protestant fires on Catholic funeral, 3 killed

1988-03-19

2 British soldiers lynched in Belfast, North Ireland

1988-06-12

The Republic of Ireland beats England 1-0 at Euro88 thanks to a headed goal by Ray Houghton. This is Ireland's first competitive match at a major football tournament.

1988-12-09

The Michael Hughes Bridge in Sligo, Ireland is officially opened.

1989-08-17

32nd Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland, 12½-11½

1990-11-07

Mary Robinson elected as 1st female president of Ireland

1993-12-15

British premier Major/Irish premier Reynolds signs Downing Street Declaration concerning Northern Ireland self determination

1994-08-31

Northern Ireland Sinn Fein proclaims ceases-fire

1994-12-15

John Bruton becomes Ireland's premier

1995-09-10

35th Walker Cup: Britain-Ireland beats US, 14-10

1995-11-24

Ireland votes to end 70-year-old ban on divorce (50.28% to 49.72%)

1995-12-15

Playboy goes back on sale after 36 year ban in Ireland

1996-06-22

29th Curtis Cup: Great Britain & Ireland wins 11-6

1996-07-19

Ireland beats Netherlands in 1st European Championship Final

1996-09-25

The last of the Magdalen Asylums closes in Ireland.

1997-12-27

Protestant paramilitary leader Billy Wright is assassinated in Northern Ireland.

1998-03-21

Good Friday Agreement signed in Northern Ireland.

1998-04-10

The Good Friday/Belfast Agreement for Northern Ireland is signed by the British and Irish goverments

1998-05-23

The Good Friday Agreement is accepted in a referendum in Northern Ireland with 75% voting yes.

1998-08-15

Omagh bomb in Northern Ireland, the worst terrorist incident of The Troubles, killed 29 people and injured about 220

1998-11-26

Tony Blair becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to address the Republic of Ireland's parliament.

1998-12-26

Severe gales over Ireland, northern England, and southern Scotland cause widespread disruption and widespread power outages in Northern Ireland and southern Scotland.

1999-12-02

The United Kingdom devolves political power in Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Executive.

2001-10-23

The Provisional Irish Republican Army of Northern Ireland commences disarmament after peace talks.

2002-02-14

Fishing vessel Tullaghmurray Lass sinks off the coast of Kilkeel, County Down, Northern Ireland killing three members of the same family on board.

2004-03-29

The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.

2005-07-28

The Provisional Irish Republican Army call an end to their thirty year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland.

2007-05-08

A new Northern Ireland Executive is formed under the leadership of Ian Paisley of the Democratic Unionist Party as First Minister and Martin McGuinness of Sinn Féin as Deputy First Minister.

2007-06-29

Enya receives an honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland, Galway

2007-07-01

Smoking in England is banned in all public indoor spaces: with the ban already in force in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, this means it is illegal to smoke in indoor public places anywhere in the UK. Australia implements a similar ban.

2007-07-31

Operation Banner, the presence of the British Army in Northern Ireland, and longest-running British Army operation ever, comes to an end.

2008-06-12

Ireland rejects the Lisbon Treaty in a referendum, thus putting into question the reform programme of the European Union.

2008-09-25

The "Celtic Tiger" slides into recession for the first time in over two decades, recording a 0.5% fall in second quarter GDP, following a 0.3% decline in the first quarter; its last recession in 1983 saw thousands of people leave Ireland to seek work overseas

2009-10-02

The economic crisis in Ireland is considered to be the driving force behind the largest migration of Irish people to London in 20 years, it is reported today

2012-03-09

Senior members of hacking group Lulz Sec are arrested, including one member of the FBI, in the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland

2012-03-22

Ireland returns to recession as GDP falls by 0.2% in the fourth quarter of 2011 following a fall of 1.1% in the third quarter

2016-12-27

New York to Paris flight diverts to Republic of Ireland to use toilets

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Ireland - Notable Birthdays

James VIJun 19, 1566

Charles IIMay 29, 1630

Anne BonnyMar 8, 1702

John Philip HollandFeb 29, 1840

George Bernard ShawJul 26, 1856

James JoyceFeb 2, 1882

Edward VIIIJun 23, 1894

Brendan BehanFeb 9, 1923

Elizabeth IIApr 21, 1926

Richard HarrisOct 1, 1930

Sam NeillSep 14, 1947

Pierce BrosnanMay 16, 1953

BonoMay 10, 1960

Ronan KeatingMar 3, 1977

Ireland - Birthdays
Date Event
1566-06-19

James Stuart, King James VI of Scotland (1567-1625) and James I of England and Ireland (1603-25)

1593-04-13

Thomas Wentworth, London, earl of Strafford/Viceroy of Ireland

1630-05-29

Charles II, St. James's Palace, London, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1660-85)

1644-06-16

Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of Scotland, England and Ireland and Duchess of Orléans (d. 1670)

1685-03-12

George Berkeley, Ireland, philosopher/bishop of Cloyne

1688-01-18

Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1765)

1702-03-08

Anne Bonny, Kinsale Ireland, Irish pirate (date is approximate)

1713-11-24

Laurence Sterne, Ireland, novelist/satirist (Tristram Shandy)

1718-07-05

Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, Viceroy of Ireland (d. 1794)

1721-02-24

John McKinly, Ulster Ireland, American physician

1721-08-13

Francis Ireland, composer

1730-11-10

Oliver Goldsmith, Ireland, novelist/dramatist (She Stoops to Conquer) (d. 1774)

1761-12-22

Dorothea Jordan, Ireland, French comedic actress

1782-07-26

John Field, Dublin Ireland, pianist/composer (Nocturnes)

1792-09-26

William Hobson, first Governor of New Zealand and co-author of the Treaty of Waitangi, born Waterford, Ireland (D.1842)

1813-12-19

Thomas Andrews, Belfast Ireland, chemist/physicist (ozone)

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

1821-03-19

William Allingham, Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Irish poet (The Fairies, Laurence Bloomfield in Ireland)

1824-12-19

Hercules Robinson, Ireland, South Africa Commissioner (1880-89, 1895-97)

1830-12-22

Justin M'Carthy, Ireland, Irish politician/novelist (Miss Misanthrope)

1832-03-12

Charles Boycott, Ireland, estate manager/caused boycotts

1832-09-30

Frederick Sleigh "Bobs" Roberts, Brit gov of Natal (Ireland-Boer war)

1838-09-11

John Ireland, Irish/US archbishop of St Paul

1839-03-27

John Ballance, Glenavy, Ulster, Ireland, 14th Premier of New Zealand and the founder of the Liberal Party

1840-02-29

John Philip Holland, Liscannor Ireland, father of the modern submarine

1844-12-01

Alexandra, Danish princess/Queen of Great Britain/Ireland

1847-05-30

Alice Sophia Stopford Green, Ireland, proponent of Irish independence

1850-06-24

Horatio Herbert Kitchener, County Kerry, Ireland, commander of the British forces during Anglo-Boer War

1852-02-24

George A Moore, Ireland, painter/novelist (Esther Waters)

1852-03-05

Isabella Gregory, Ireland, writer/playwright (Golden Apple)

1852-03-15

Augusta Gregory, Ireland, playwright/poet/Yates mistress

1854-03-08

Tom Felix Horan, cricketer (Ireland Pioneering Aust all-rounder)

1856-07-26

George Bernard Shaw, Dublin Ireland, dramatist (Pygmalion-Nobel 1925), (d. 1950)

1859-02-01

Victor Herbert, Dublin, Ireland, composer (Babes in Toyland, Kiss in Dark)

1860-01-17

Douglas Hyde, President of Ireland (d. 1949)

1862-08-14

Prince Heinrich of Prussia, The Visit of the Duke of Connaught C-I-C Forces in Ireland and Prince Henry of Prussia to Cork Exhibition

1865-06-13

William Butler Yeats, Ireland, poet (Wild Swans at Coole-Nobel 1923)

1867-03-15

Lionel Pigot Johnson, England, poet/critic (Ireland & Other Poems)

1867-06-17

John Robert Gregg, Ireland, inventor (shorthand)

1871-03-31

Arthur Griffith, President of Ireland (d. 1922)

1871-04-16

John Millington Synge, Ireland, dramatist/poet (Riders to the Sea)

1874-02-15

Ernest H Shackleton, Kilkee Ireland, explorer (Endurance, Antarctica)

1875-04-27

Lumsden Hare, Ireland, actor (Oregon Trail, Desert Fox, Young Bess)

1879-08-13

John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Mai-Dun)

1879-08-13

John Ireland, Prom 2: Music from Great British Films

1879-10-15

Sara Allgood, Dublin Ireland, actress (Blackmail, Storm in a Teacup)

1879-9-09

Shorty Hamilton, Denny from Ireland

1880-03-30

Sean O'Casey, Ireland, playwright (Playboy of the Western World)

1880-10-23

Una O'Connor, Belfast Ireland, actress (David Copperfield)

1882-02-02

James Joyce, Ireland, novelist/poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan's Wake)

1882-05-24

Creighton Hale, Cork Ireland, actor (Gorilla Man, Way Down East)

1882-10-14

Éamon de Valera, NY, Irish politician and patriot, President of Ireland (1937-48, 51-54, 57-59). Died 1975

1882-10-14

Eamon de Valera, The Hills of Ireland

1884-06-27

Forrester Harvey, Ireland, actor (Tarzan, Chump at Oxford)

1886-12-12

Owen Moore, County Meath Ireland, actor (She Done Him Wrong)

1888-01-08

Matt Moore, County Meath Ireland, actor (Coquette, Deluge)

1888-03-10

Barry Fitzgerald, Dublin Ireland, actor (Acad Award-Going My Way)

1888-11-24

Cathleen Nesbitt, Belfast Ireland, actress (Agatha-Farmer's Daughter)

1889-01-01

Tom Dugan, Dublin Ireland, actor (Circus Clown, Drag, Skyway)

1889-04-06

Barry Macollum, Northern Ireland

1891-04-19

Larry Fisher, For the Freedom of Ireland

1891-06-20

John A. Costello, second Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland (d. 1976)

1892-09-20

Patricia Collinge, Dublin Ireland, actress (Tender Comrade)

1893-10-31

Sara Allgood, Dublin Ireland, actress (Jane Eyre, Spiral Staircase)

1894-06-23

Edward VIII, King of Great Brit/N-Ireland/emperor of India (1936)

1896-01-12

Rex Ingram, Ireland, actor/director (Elmer Gantry, God's Little Acre)

1896-02-15

Arthur Shields, Dublin Ireland, actor (River, Enchanted Island)

1900-08-21

Eileen Percy, Belfast Ireland, silent film actress (Let's Go)

1901-02-09

Brian Donlevy, Ireland, actor (Barbary Coast, Glass Key, Wake Island)

1903-01-14

Veronica Turleigh, County Donegal Ireland, actress (Promoter)

1904-03-15

George Brent, Dublin Ireland, actor (42nd St, Jezebel)

1905-04-23

Lord Carew, Ireland, judge (dressage)

1907-05-16

Robert Tisdall, Ireland, 400m hurdler (Olympic-gold-1932)

1908-09-29

Greer Garson, North Ireland, actress (Pride & Prejudice, Chips)

1909-10-28

Francis Bacon, Ireland, painter (Study for a Pope)

1911-05-17

Maureen O'Sullivan, Boyle Ireland, actress (Tarzan, Pride & Prejudice)

1912-03-22

Wilfrid Brambell, Dublin Ireland, actor (Hard Day's Night)

1912-07-03

Edward Jones, North Ireland lord justice of appeals

1912-11-24

Geraldine Fitzgerald, Dublin Ireland, actress (Pawnbroker, Easy Money)

1913-03-29

Niall MacGinnis, Dublin Ireland, actor (Curse of the Demon)

1914-01-30

John Ireland, Vancouver BC, actor (Rawhide, Gunfight at OK Corral)

1914-01-30

John Ireland, Spartacus

1917-04-14

Valerie Hobson, North Ireland, actress (Great Expectations)

1918-03-02

Peter O'Sullevan, Ireland, horse racing commentator

1918-10-13

Jack MacGowran, Dublin Ireland, actor (King Lear, Exorcist)

1919-01-31

Robert Lowry, Baron Lowry. Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.

1919-05-01

Dan O'Herlihy, Ireland, actor (Fail Safe, Last Starfighter, Robocop)

1919-06-11

Richard Todd, Ireland, actor (Dorian Gray, Assassin Yangtse Incident)

1919-07-15

Iris Murdoch, Dublin Ireland, novelist (Severed Head, Unicorn)

1919-11-15

Tony Reddin, All Ireland Hurling Championship Final, 1949

1920-05-10

Basil Kelly, Lord Justice of Appeals (Northern Ireland)

1920-08-27

James Molyneaux, Endgame in Ireland

1921-08-25

Brian Moore, Ireland, novelist (Catholics, Doctor's Wife)

1922-03-31

Patrick J G McGee, North Ireland, actor (Clockwork Orange)

1923-02-09

Brendan Behan, Dublin Ireland, author/poet (Hostage)

1923-04-08

Edward Mulhare, Cork Ireland, actor (Daniel Gregg-Ghost & Mrs Muir)

1923-05-24

Siobhan McKenna, Ireland, stage actress (Saint Joan)

1923-11-26

Patricia Phoenix, County Galway Ireland, actress (L Shaped Room)

1924-03-08

Sean McClory, Dublin Ireland, actor (Jack-Californians, My Chauffeur)

1924-09-07

Bridie Gallagher, Donegal, Ireland, singer (A Mother's Love's A Blessing, The Boys from County Armagh), (d. 2012)

1926-02-09

Garret FitzGerald, Prime Minister of Ireland

1926-03-30

Ray McAnally, Ireland, actor (My Left Foot, Empire State, Sicilian)

1926-04-06

Ian Paisley, North Ireland, clergyman/MP

1926-04-09

Lord Fitt, MP (Belfast Ireland)

1926-04-21

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, London UK, Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, 1952- )

1926-06-02

Milo O'Shea, Dublin Ireland, actor (Barbarella, Romeo & Juliet)

1927-05-09

John McDermott, Lord Justice of Appeal (Northern Ireland)

1927-05-28

Norman Ireland, CEO (Bowater)

1927-08-24

William V Shannon, journalist/ambassador to Ireland (1977-81)

1927-08-24

David Ireland, Australian author

1929-09-07

T[homas] P[atrick] McKenna, Ireland, actor (Rivals, Holocaust)

1930-03-30

David Staple, joint pres (Council of Churches for Brit & Ireland)

1930-06-12

Innes Ireland, Scottish racing driver (d. 1993)

1930-08-23

Andy Ireland, (Rep-R-FL, 1977- )

1930-09-23

Colin Blakely, Bangor N Ireland, actor (Shattered, Equus, King Lear)

1930-10-01

Richard Harris, Ireland, actor (Man Called Horse)/singer (MacArthur Park)

1931-04-15

Kenneth Bloomfield, BBC governor (Ireland)

1931-12-31

Bob Shaw, Belfast, Northern Ireland, sci-fi author (Light of Other Days, The Ragged Astronauts)

1932-08-02

Peter O'Toole, Ireland, actor (Lord Jim, Beckett, Lawrence of Arabia), (d. 2013)

1932-10-02

Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, Longford, Ireland, paramilitary and political leader (Sinne Fein), (d. 2013)

1932-11-03

Albert Reynolds, Endgame in Ireland

1933-04-13

Shani Wallis, Ireland, singer/actress (Oliver)

1933-07-05

Terence Cooper, Northern Ireland, actor (Casino Royale)

1935-03-06

Ronnie Delaney, Ireland, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1956)

1935-05-08

Jack Charlton, soccer manager (Rep of Ireland)

1936-04-24

Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)

1936-04-24

Jill Ireland, Death Wish II

1938-05-07

Johnny Caldwell, Ireland, flyweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1956)

1939-03-20

Jimmy Doyle, All-Ireland Championship Hurling Final 1958

1939-12-08

James Galway, Belfast Ireland, flutist (18k gold flute, Royal Phil)

1940-05-28

Maeve Binchy [Snell], Dalkey, Ireland, novelist (Light a Penny Candle), (d. 2012)

1940-11-29

Seán Cannon, The Meteor Ireland Music Awards 2004

1941-04-18

Michael D. Higgins, Cinema in Ireland

1941-12-10

Fionnula Flanagan, Dublin Ireland, actress (Rich Man Poor Man)

1942-05-18

John Ireland, Dead Before Dawn

1942-09-10

Danny Hutton, Ireland, rock vocalist (Three Dog Night)

1942-10-14

Billy Harrison, Belfast Ireland, rock guitarist (Them)

1944-03-17

Pat McCauley, N Ireland, rock drummer (Them)

1944-05-14

Herbie Armstrong, Van Morrison in Ireland

1944-05-21

Mary Robinson, pres of Republic of Ireland (Labour, 1990- )

1944-10-15

David Trimble, Endgame in Ireland

1945-02-17

Brenda Fricker, Dublin Ireland, actress (My Left Foot)

1945-08-07

Kenny Ireland, Crossing the Line

1945-10-19

Patricia Ireland, feminist/president (National Organization of Women)

1945-10-19

Patricia Ireland, Last Party 2000

1946-05-22

George Best, footballer/soccer player (Manchester United, Northern Ireland)

1946-09-29

Alasdair Fraser, QC/director (Public Prosecutions for N Ireland)

1946-10-31

Stephen Rea, Belfast, Northern Ireland, film and stage actor (Crying Game, Michael Collins)

1946-12-01

Gilbert O'Sullivan, Ireland, singer (Alone Again Naturally)

1946-12-14

Jackie McCauley, North Ireland, rock pianist (Them Coleraine)

1947-04-23

Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Ireland, political activist [or 1940]

1947-05-09

Anthony Corlan, Cork City Ireland, actor (Something for Everyone)

1947-05-18

John Bruton, Prime Minister (Republic of Ireland)

1947-09-03

Eric Bell, rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy Belfast, N Ireland

1947-09-14

Sam Neill, Northern Ireland, actor (Jurassic Park, Dead Calm, Piano)

1948-02-18

Sinead Cusack, Ireland, actress (Waterland, Revenge)

1948-12-01

Simon Marsden, The Twilight Hour: Visions of Ireland's Haunted Past

1949-08-20

Phil Lynott, Dublin Ireland, rock bassist (Thin Lizzy) (d. 1986)

1950-02-23

Neil Jordan, Sligo Ireland, novelist (Dream of a Beast, Past)

1950-05-12

Gabriel Byrne, Dublin Ireland, actor (Hello Again, Cool World)

1951-02-06

Margo [Margeret Catherine O'Donnell ], County Donegal Ireland, Irish singer

1951-06-27

Mary McAleese, President of Ireland

1951-09-12

Berty Ahern, Drumcondra, Dublin, PM of Ireland (1997-2008)

1952-06-07

Liam Neeson, N Ireland, actor (Schindler's List, Les Miserables)

1952-11-21

Eamonn Coghlan, Ireland, 1500m runner (Oly-4th-76)

1953-05-16

Pierce Brosnan, County Meath Ireland, actor (Remington Steele, Golden Eye)

1954-03-16

Colin Ireland, Kent, England, serial killer ('Gay Slayer'/ Coleherne killer), (d. 2012)

1954-12-25

Steve Wariner, Garth Brooks: Ireland and Back

1955-01-20

Joe Doherty, Ireland, IRA activist (jailed in US)

1955-05-10

Rick Steves, Belfast and the Best of Northern Ireland

1957-07-15

Maryvonne Micale, Ireland's Eye

1958-02-01

Maureen Madill, Coleraine No Ireland, golfer (Brit Open Amateur 1979)

1958-05-11

Dan Ireland, The Whole Wide World

1958-08-13

David W Feherty, Bangor N Ireland, PGA golfer (1994 New England-2nd)

1960-05-10

Bono [Paul Hewson], Dublin, Ireland, rocker (U2-Joshua Tree)

1961-04-09

Mark Kelly, Dublin Ireland, keyboardist (Marillion-Real to Reel)

1961-05-06

Roma Downey, Derry Ireland, actress (1 Life to Live, Touched by an Angel)

1961-06-11

Charles Ireland, Waterworld

1961-10-31

Larry Mullen Jr, Dublin Ireland, rock drummer (U2-I Will Follow)

1961-12-12

Daniel O'Donnell, Donegal, Ireland, singer/Television presented

1963-03-08

Kathy Ireland, model/actress (Alien From LA, Side Out)

1963-03-20

Kathy Ireland, The Player

1964-9-19

Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks: Ireland and Back

1965-09-05

Christopher Nolan, Ireland, handicapped writer (Under Eye of Clock)

1966-01-03

Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer

1966-04-23

Jim Stynes [James], Dublin Ireland, Hall of Fame Australian rules footballer (only foreigner to win Brownlow medal), (d. 2012)

1966-05-16

Celia Ireland, Rogue

1966-10-12

Brian Kennedy, The Music of Northern Ireland

1967-07-17

Susan Ashton, Garth Brooks: Ireland and Back

1967-11-02

Derek Porter, Belfast Ireland, Canadian rower (Oly-gold/silver-92/96)

1969-11-28

Sonia O'Sullivan, Ireland, 5k runner (Olympics-4th-92, 96)

1970-05-26

Kylie Ireland, Strange Days

1971-05-07

Glenn Ross, Qualifier Ireland and England's Strongest Man

1971-05-26

Darwin Ireland, NFL linebacker (Chic Bears)

1972-08-15

Mikey Graham, Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)

1972-09-08

Phil Laak, Ireland-born professional poker player

1973-08-02

Fiona Mullally, Miss Ireland Universe (1997)

1973-12-13

Bryan O'Brien, Strongman Champions League: Ireland

1974-08-04

Chris Ireland, The Kumite

1974-10-01

Keith Duffy, Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)

1974-10-23

Derek Landy, Lusk, Ireland, author (Skulduggery Pleasant series)

1974-10-25

Joanne Black, Miss Universe-Ireland (1996)

1975-08-11

Claire Byrne, Ireland AM

1976-03-17

Stephen Gately, Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)

1976-07-03

Shane Lynch, Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)

1977-03-03

Ronan Keating, Bayside Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)

1978-02-28

Jack Ireland, Stop That Cycle

1978-04-08

Trae Ireland, 13/13/13

1979-05-09

Carlos Alfayate, Destination: Ireland

1981-05-29

Rachel Tucker, The Music of Northern Ireland

1981-08-12

Tony Capaldi, Northern Ireland footballer

1981-10-31

Liam McKenna, Popstars: Ireland

1982-04-17

Stephen Fay, The Flynns Journey to Ireland

1982-12-04

Stephen Denver, Round Ireland with a Fridge

1983-07-16

Shaun Ireland, Burlap Christmas

1984-08-30

Anthony Ireland, Zimbabwean cricketer

1986-04-04

Aiden McGeady, Republic of Ireland and Celtic footballer,

1987-06-01

Eamonn McCrystal, The Music of Northern Ireland

1988-08-01

Sam Coates, Angels Sing: Christmas in Ireland

1989-02-17

Alexander Kujo Ireland, Voices of Africa

1989-05-04

Rory McIlroy, Holywood Northern Ireland, Professional Golfer

1995-10-23

Ireland Baldwin, Grudge Match

1995-12-31

Daniel Fontannaz, Angels Sing: Christmas in Ireland

1998-08-12

Ralph Skan, Angels Sing: Christmas in Ireland

1998-12-01

Kavana Crossley, Angels Sing: Christmas in Ireland

1998-12-08

Carlos Rodríguez, Angels Sing: Christmas in Ireland

1999-05-11

Henry Barrington, Angels Sing: Christmas in Ireland

1999-05-25

Jakub Niedermaier-Reed, Angels Sing: Christmas in Ireland

1999-06-02

Matthew Rangel-Alvares, Angels Sing: Christmas in Ireland

1999-08-15

Eoghan McCarthy, Angels Sing: Christmas in Ireland

2000-9-28

Matthew Jansen, Angels Sing: Christmas in Ireland

2001-02-21

Dylan Duffy, Angels Sing: Christmas in Ireland

2001-06-15

Cassius O'Connell-White, Angels Sing: Christmas in Ireland

2001-11-15

Matthew Madine, Angels Sing: Christmas in Ireland

2002-08-04

Ciaran Bradbury-Hickey, Angels Sing: Christmas in Ireland

2002-9-10

Michael Ustynovych-Repa, Angels Sing: Christmas in Ireland

2003-02-20

Isaac London, Angels Sing: Christmas in Ireland

2009-03-23

Logan Ireland, Episode #1.10398

2009-03-23

Noah Ireland, Episode #1.10398

Ireland - Notable Weddings

Bram StokerDec 4, 1878

Seán MacBrideJan 26, 1925

Brendan BehanFeb 16, 1955

Charles BronsonOct 5, 1968

Victoria AdamsJul 4, 1999

Pierce BrosnanAug 4, 2001

Paul McCartneyJun 11, 2002

Michael FlatleyOct 14, 2006

Ireland - Weddings
Date Event
1878-12-04

Novelist Bram Stoker (31) weds Florence Balcombe (20) in Dublin, Ireland

1925-01-26

Politician Seán MacBride (21) weds Catalina Bulfin in Dublin, Ireland

1955-02-16

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

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

1999-07-04

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

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

2002-06-11

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

2005-12-03

Marilyn Manson lead singer Brian Warner (36) weds burlesque performer Dita Von Teese (33) at Castle Gurteen in County Tipperary, Ireland

2006-01-05

Adult film actress Linsey Dawn McKenzie (27) weds former Wimbledon F.C. and Northern Ireland footballer Mark Williams (35) at the central London register office

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

2006-10-14

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

2011-10-18

Actress, model and singer Bijou Phillips (32) weds actor and disc jockey Danny Masterson (36) at a private castle in Ireland

Ireland - Notable Deaths

Elizabeth IMar 24, 1603

James VIMar 27, 1625

Charles IIFeb 6, 1685

Edward VIIIMay 28, 1972

Ireland - Deaths
Date Event
461-03-17

St Patrick, patron St of Ireland, dies in Saul (according to legend)

1014-04-23

Brian Boru, High King of Ireland, dies in battle at Clontarf

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)

1583-06-09

Thomas Radclyffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland

1586-05-05

Henry Sidney, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1529)

1603-03-24

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

1605-04-05

Adam Loftus, English Protestant archbishop in Ireland (c.1513)

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

1641-05-12

Thomas Wentworth, English viceroy of Ireland, beheaded at 48

1670-06-30

Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of England, Scotland, and Ireland (b. 1644)

1685-02-06

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

1765-10-10

Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1688)

1766-01-01

James III Edward, Old Pretender/king of Gt Britain/Ireland, dies at 77

1794-06-14

Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, Viceroy of Ireland (b. 1718)

1835-04-17

William Henry Ireland, forger (Shakespearean manuscripts), dies

1891-10-11

Charles Stewart Parnells remains buried in Ireland

1918-09-25

John Ireland, Irish/US archbishop of St Paul, dies at 80

1925-03-07

Shorty Hamilton, Denny from Ireland

1929-04-20

Prince Heinrich of Prussia, The Visit of the Duke of Connaught C-I-C Forces in Ireland and Prince Henry of Prussia to Cork Exhibition

1937-12-06

Larry Fisher, For the Freedom of Ireland

1949-07-12

Douglas Hyde, first President of Ireland (b. 1860)

1953-03-24

Mary, queen of Great-Britain/North-Ireland, dies at 85

1957-12-04

Anthony Ireland, Peace and Quiet

1962-06-12

John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Epic March), dies at 82

1966-11-23

Seán T. O'Kelly, President of Ireland (b. 1882)

1971-12-12

Jack Barnhill, Northern Ireland senator, assassinated

1972-05-28

Edward VIII, King of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dies at 77

1976-01-05

John A. Costello, Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1891)

1976-07-21

Christopher Ewart-Biggs, British ambassador to Ireland, assassinated

1979-08-27

Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma and Queen Elizabeth II's cousin, is assassinated by an IRA bomb on his boat in Ireland

1983-12-07

Edgar Graham, member of N Ireland Assembly, shot dead by IRA

1988-01-15

Sean MacBride, Ireland, commander of Irish Republican Army, dies at 83

1988-09-27

William V Shannon, US ambassador to Ireland (1977-81), dies at 61

1989-02-26

Guy Bonham, Doughboys in Ireland

1990-05-18

Jill Ireland, actress (Carry on Nurse, Family), dies of cancer at 54

1990-05-18

Jill Ireland, Death Wish II

1992-03-21

John Ireland, actor (Rawhide), dies of leukemia at 78

1992-03-21

John Ireland, Spartacus

1992-08-25

Jan G Toonder, writer (Castle in Ireland), dies at 78

1993-12-09

Danny Blanchflower, North Ireland soccer/union coach, dies at 67

2005-11-25

George Best, former footballer dies at age 59 after suffering multiple organ failures (Manchester United, Northern Ireland)

2008-04-12

Patrick 'Paddy' Hillery, 6th President of Ireland, EEC Commissioner and Irish Minister (b. 1923)

2008-05-28

Charles Ireland, Waterworld

2012-01-22

Simon Marsden, The Twilight Hour: Visions of Ireland's Haunted Past

2012-02-21

Colin Ireland, British 'Gay Slayer' serial killer, dies at 57

2014-07-31

Kenny Ireland, Crossing the Line

2014-08-21

Albert Reynolds, Endgame in Ireland

2015-03-01

Tony Reddin, All Ireland Hurling Championship Final, 1949

2015-03-09

James Molyneaux, Endgame in Ireland

2015-06-22

Jimmy Doyle, All-Ireland Championship Hurling Final 1958

2015-07-23

Maryvonne Micale, Ireland's Eye

2016-04-19

Ireland's oldest clubber John Leslie dies, aged 99

2016-06-16

Former Republic of Ireland player Tony Byrne dies aged 70

2016-06-26

Lord Mayhew, former Northern Ireland secretary, dies aged 86

2016-08-21

Louis Stewart, Ireland's greatest ever jazz guitarist, dies aged 72

2017-04-14

Dan Rooney, former US ambassador to Ireland, dies aged 84

2017-04-25

Johnny Roe, nine-time Flat champion in Ireland, dies aged 79


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