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Irish - Historical Events
Date Event
1264-06-18

The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature.

1541-06-18

Irish parliament selects Henry VIII as king of Ireland

1599-08-15

Nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass - Irish forces led by Hugh Roe O'Donnell successfully ambush English forces, led by Sir Conyers Clifford, sent to relieve Collooney Castle.

1599-09-07

Earl of Essex & Irish rebel Tyrone signs treaty

1603-03-30

Battle at Mellifont: English army under Lord Mountjoy beats Irish

1631-06-20

The sack of Baltimore: the Irish village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates.

1634-02-25

Irish captain Walter Devereaux kills duke Wallenstein

1634-11-11

Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passes "An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery".

1641-10-23

Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641 - Catholic uprising in Ulster

1647-08-08

The Irish Confederate Wars and Wars of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of Dungans Hill - English Parliamentary forces defeat Irish forces.

1798-05-24

Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen against British rule begins.

1798-05-26

British kill about 500 Irish insurgents at the Battle of Tara

1798-06-05

The Battle of New Ross: The attempt to spread United Irish Rebellion into Munster is defeated.

1798-08-22

French troops land in Kilcummin harbour, County Mayo, Ireland to aid Wolfe Tone's United Irishmen's Irish Rebellion.

1801-01-01

The Irish Parliament votes to join the Kingdom of Great Britain, forming the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

1804-03-04

The Battle of Vinegar Hill, colony of New South Wales (Australia), when Irish convicts (some of whom had been involved in Ireland's Battle of Vinegar Hill in 1798) led the colony's only significant convict uprising.

1810-12-15

1st Irish magazine in US, Shamrock, is published

1832-06-07

Asian cholera reaches Quebec, brought by Irish immigrants, and kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada.

1837-06-11

The Broad Street Riot occurres in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between English-Americans and Irish-Americans.

1839-01-06

2 day storm off Irish & English coast immortalized as "Big Wind"

1843-10-14

British arrest Irish nationalist Daniel O'Connell for conspiracy

1848-07-29

Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt - in Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.

1863-04-13

Battle of Irish Bend, LA (Ft Bisland)

1866-06-01

Renegade Irish Fenians from US invade Fort Erie, Ontario

1866-06-02

Renegade Irish Fenians surrender to US forces

1866-06-07

Irish Fenians raid Pigeon Hill, Quebec

1867-11-23

The Manchester Martyrs were hanged in Manchester, England for rescuing two Irish men from jail.

1868-04-07

Thomas D'Arcy McGee, one of the Canadian Fathers of Confederation is assassinated by the Irish, in one of the few Canadian political assassinations, and only federal politician.

1870-05-10

Jem Mace & defends his heavyweight crown against Irish champ Joe Coburn, it lasts 1 hr & 17 minutes, & neither is struck by a punch

1870-05-25

Irish Fenians raid Eccles Hill, Quebec

1870-08-01

Irish Land Act gives rights to tenants of landlords in Ireland.

1875-09-01

A murder conviction effectively forces the violent Irish anti-owner coal miners, the "Molly Maguires", to disband.

1877-06-21

The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons.

1883-12-26

The Harbour Grace Affray between Irish Catholics and Protestant Orangemen causes five deaths in Newfoundland.

1884-11-01

The Gaelic Athletic Association is founded to promote Irish sport and games; The association denies membership to the police and army and is immediately infiltrated by the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB)

1886-04-08

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

1893-07-31

Gaelic League is founded by Douglas Hyde and Eoin MacNeill in order to encourage Irish people to speak the language and take a greater interest in their culture

1897-05-18

Irish Music Festival 1st held (Dublin)

1897-05-18

Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker is published.

1899-05-08

The Irish Literary Theatre in Dublin opens.

1900-01-05

Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule.

1900-05-31

Piet de Law captures Lt Col BE Spragges, 13th Battalion Irish Imperial Yeomanry

1900-09-01

Cumann na nGaedheal (Irish Council) founded by Arthur Griffith in order to promote a buy Irish campaign

1902-01-08

The United Irish League, a leading force for unification in all Ireland and independence from Britain, holds its convention in Dublin

1904-02-25

J M Synge's "Riders to the Sea" opens at Irish Natl Theater Society

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

1913-01-30

UK House of Lords rejects Irish Home Rule Bill

1913-07-12

150,000 Ulstermen gather and resolve to resist Irish Home Rule by force of arms; since the British Liberals have promised the Irish nationalists Home Rule, civil war appears imminent

1913-11-23

Jim Larkin and James Connolly establish the Irish Citizens Army in order to protect strikers

1913-11-25

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

1914-05-25

British House of Commons passes Irish Home Rule Bill

1914-07-26

Irish Volunteers unload a shipment of 1,500 rifles and 45,000 rounds of ammunition arrived from Germany aboard Erskine Childers' yacht the Asgard; British troops fire on jeering crowd on Bachelors Walk, Dublin, killing three citizens

1914-09-09

Meeting held at Gaelic League headquarters between Irish Republican Brotherhood and other extreme republicans; initial decision made to stage an uprising while Britain is at war

1914-09-18

Irish Home Rule bill receives Royal assent

1914-09-20

John Redmond urges Irish Volunteers to enlist in the British Army

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

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

Sir Roger Casement, an Ulster Protestant and ardent Irish nationalist, lands on the coast from a German submarine; he attempts to get German aid for an uprising against the British

1916-04-21

Irish nationalist activist and poet Roger Casement is discovered at McKenna's Fort and is 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

1916-04-24

Easter rebellion of Irish against British occupation begins

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 nationalists set post office on fire in Dublin

1916-05-03

Irish Nationalists Patrick Pearse, Thomas MacDonagh and Thomas Clarke are executed by firing squad following their involvement in the Easter Rising

1916-08-21

Sir Roger Casement, an Ulster Protestant and ardent Irish nationalist, arrested by the British

1919-01-21

Sinn Fein creates its own Free Irish parliament (dáil eireann) in Dublin, which brought about the Irish War of Independence.

1920-03-31

British parliament accepts Irish Home Rule law

1920-11-28

Kilmichael Ambush, Battle of the Irish War of Independence.

1921-12-06

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

1921-12-08

Eamon de Valera publicly repudiates Anglo-Irish Treaty

1922-01-15

Irish Free State forms; Michael Collins becomes 1st Premier

1922-01-18

Irish author Liam O'Flaherty & others occupy Rotunda in Dublin

1922-05-23

"Abie's Irish Rose" 1st of over 2,500 performances

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

1926-04-07

Mussolini's Irish wife breaks his nose

1927-11-12

Notre Dame's Fighting Irish changes blue jerseys for green

1929-03-22

66 horses run in Irish Grand National Sweepstakes

1930-11-22

1st Irish Sweepstake run

1936-03-11

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin pardons five convicted Irish militants who promise to join growing conflict with Germany.

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

2nd Irish constitution comes into effect; Irish Free State renamed Erie

1948-12-21

State of Eire (formerly Irish Free State) declares its independence

1949-05-17

British government recognises Republic of Ireland (previously Irish Free State)

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.

1957-07-08

Irish premier Eamon de Valera arrests Sinn-Fein leaders

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)

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

1968-05-25

Unicorn by The Irish Rovers hits #7

1968-06-20

Catholic Irish Civil rights activists protest against discrimination in the allocation of housing by illegally occupying a house in Caledon, County Tyrone

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

1969-08-14

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

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

1970-05-06

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

1970-06-27

Following the arrest of Bernadette Devlin, intense riots erupt in Derry and Belfast leading to a prolonged gun battle between Irish republicans and loyalists

1970-07-02

Neil Blaney is found not guilty of illegal arms importation to the Irish Republican Army by a Dublin jury

1970-07-06

Irish Minister for External Affairs Partick Hillery pays an unofficial visit to the Falls Road area of Belfast, an areas only just subject to a curfew by British Army

1970-08-11

Two Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officers are killed by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) when they set off a booby trap bomb planted in a car near Crossmaglen, County Armagh

1970-09-04

An Irish Republican Army (IRA) member, Michael Kane (35), is killed in the premature explosion of the bomb he was planting at an electricity transformer in Belfast

1970-11-09

The Irish School of Ecumenics is founded by Michael Hurley

1970-11-16

Two men are shot dead by the Irish Republican Army (IRA)

1971-01-10

Members of the Irish Republican Army carry out a 'punishment attack' by tarring and feathering 4 men accused of criminal activities in Catholic areas of Belfast

1971-02-06

The Irish Republican Army shoots and kills Gunner Robert Curtis, the first British soldier to die during the 'Troubles'

1971-02-09

5 men are killed near a BBC transmitter on Brougher Mountain, County Tyrone, in a landmine attack carried out by the Irish Republican Army

1971-02-15

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

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

1971-03-08

Gun battle between Official Irish Republican Army and Provisional IRA leave 1 man was killed; the feud between the two wings of the IRA had been developing since the split in 1970

1971-03-09

Three off-duty Scottish soldiers are killed by the Provisional Irish Republican Army; 4000 shipyard workers take to the streets to demand internment in response

1971-03-10

Three members of the Royal Highland Fusiliers (a regiment of the British Army) are killed by members of the Irish Republican Army

1971-03-12

Thousands of Belfast shipyard workers march demanding the introduction of Internment for members of the Irish Republican Army

1971-04-10

The Republican commemorations is held in Belfast of the Easter Rising (in 1916 in Dublin), revealing conflicts between the two wings of the Irish Republican Army

1971-05-15

Irish Republican Army member William 'Billy' Reid is shot dead by British soldiers in Belfast

1971-05-22

A British soldier is killed by members of the Official Irish Republican Army in Belfast

1971-05-25

The Provisional Irish Republican Army throw a time bomb into Springfield Road British Army base in Belfast, killing British Army Sergeant Michael Willetts and wounding seven officers

1971-07-06

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

1971-07-11

The Irish Republican Army set off a number of bombs in the centre of Belfast injuring a number of people

1971-08-08

A British soldier is shot dead by the Irish Republican Army in Belfast

1971-09-01

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

1971-09-02

There are further Irish Republican Army bombs set off across the region, including one in Belfast which wrecked the headquarters of the Ulster Unionist Party

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

1971-09-23

2 members of the Official Irish Republican Army are killed in a premature bomb explosion

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

1971-10-23

Two female members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) are shot dead by the British Army in the Lower Falls area of Belfast

1971-10-24

A member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) is shot dead by undercover Royal Ulster Constabulary officers during a bomb attack in Belfast

1971-10-25

A man dies two days after being shot during an Irish Republican Army attack on the British Army in Belfast

1971-10-31

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) explode a bomb at the Post Office Tower in London

1971-11-18

A British soldier is shot dead by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in Belfast

1971-11-22

A member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) is killed in a premature bomb explosion in Lurgan, County Armagh

1971-11-24

A woman is killed after members of the Irish Republican Army carry out an attack on British soldiers in Strabane, County Tyrone

1971-11-27

Two Customs officials are shot by an Irish Republican Army sniper firinge upon a British Army patrol investigating a bomb attack on a Customs Post near Newry, County Armagh

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

1971-12-18

Three members of the Irish Republican Army die when the bomb they were transporting explodes prematurely in King Street, Magherafelt, County Derry.

1971-12-30

A member of the Irish Republican Army is killed in a premature bomb explosion in Santry, Dublin.

1972-01-03

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) explodes a bomb in Callender Street, Belfast, which injures over 60 people

1972-01-27

The British Army and the Irish Republican Army engage in gun battles near County Armagh; British troops fire over 1,000 rounds of amunition

1972-02-01

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

1972-02-10

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

1972-02-22

The Official Irish Republican Army explodes a bomb at Aldershot military barracks, the headquarters of the Parachute Regiment, killing seven people

1972-02-25

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

1972-02-25

Attempted assassination of Minister of State for Home Affairs John Taylor who is shot a number of times (the Official Irish Republican Army later claimed responsibility)

1972-03-09

Four members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) die in a premature explosion at a house in Clonard Street, Lower Falls, Belfast

1972-03-20

Donegall Street bombing: the Provisional Irish Republican Army detonate its first car bomb on Donegall Street in Belfast; four civilians, two RUC officers and a UDR soldier killed while 148 people were wounded

1972-04-07

Three members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) die in a premature bomb explosion in Belfast

1972-04-14

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

1972-04-15

A member of the Official Irish Republican Army is shot dead by British soldiers at Joy Street in the Markets area of Belfast close to his home

1972-04-16

Two British soldiers are shot dead by the Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) in separate incidents in Derry

1972-05-10

An Irish Republican Army bomb starts a fire that destroys the Belfast Co-operative store

1972-05-17

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) fires on workers leaving the Mackies engineering works in west Belfast (Although the factory was sited in a Catholic area it had an almost entirely Protestant workforce)

1972-05-21

The Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) kidnap and shoot dead William Best (19), a member of the Royal Irish Rangers

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

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) plant a bomb in Oxford Street, Belfast, killing a 64 year old woman

1972-05-28

Four Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and four civilians killed when a bomb they were preparing exploded prematurely at a house in Belfast

1972-06-02

Two British Army soldiers die in a land mine attack by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) near Rosslea, County Fermanagh

1972-06-12

John Lennon's political "Sometime in NYC" released including "Woman is the Nigger of the World" "Attica State" & "Luck of the Irish"

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"

1972-06-14

Members of the NI Social Democratic and Labour Party hold a meeting with representatives of the Irish Republican Army in Derry; the IRA representatives outline their conditions for talks with the British Government

1972-06-18

3 members of the British Army are killed by an Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb in a derelict house near Lurgan, County Down

1972-06-19

A Catholic civilian is shot dead by the Provisional Irish Republican Army in the Cracked Cup Social Club, Belfast

1972-06-22

The Irish Republican Army announce that it would call a ceasefire from 26 June 1972 provided that there is a "reciprocal response" from the security forces

1972-06-24

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill 3 British Army soldiers in a land mine attack near Dungiven, County Derry

1972-06-26

The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) begin a "bi-lateral truce" as at midnight

1972-06-26

The Irish Republican Army (IRA) kill two British Army soldiers in separate attacks during the day

1972-07-13

A series of gun-battles and shootings erupt across Belfast between the Provisional Irish Republican Army and British Army soldiers

1972-07-18

Leader of the British Labour Party Harold Wilson holds meeting with representatives of the Irish Republican Army

1972-07-21

Bloody Friday: within the space of seventy-five minutes, the Provisional Irish Republican Army explode twenty-two bombs in Belfast; six civilians, two British Army soldiers and one UDA volunteer were killed, 130 injured

1972-07-31

Operation Motorman: the British Army use 12,000 soldiers supported by tanks and bulldozers to re-take the "no-go areas" controlled by the Provisional Irish Republican Army

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

1972-10-06

Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Jack Lynch closes the Sinn Féin (SF) office in Dublin

1972-10-06

Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Jack Lynch closes the Sinn Féin (SF) office in Dublin

1972-10-10

3 members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) die in a premature explosion in a house in Balkan Street, Lower Falls, Belfast

1972-10-14

North Irish Loyalist paramilitaries raid Headquarters of the 10 Ulster Defence Regiment in Belfast and stole rifles and ammunition

1972-10-16

2 members of the Offical Irish Republican Army are shot dead by the British Army in County Tyrone

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

1972-11-19

Leader of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) Seán MacStiofáin is arrested in Dublin

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'

1973-01-14

2 Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are killed in Derry by a booby-trap bomb attached to their car by the Irish Republican Army

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

1973-03-08

The Provisional Irish Republican Army undertakes its first operation in Great Britain, planting four car bombs in London; 10 members of PIRA are arrested at Heathrow Airport while trying to leave the country

1973-05-17

Five British Army soldiers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army booby-trap bomb in Omagh, County Tyrone

1973-06-12

Coleraine bombings: six Protestant civilians were killed and 33 wounded by a Provisional Irish Republican Army car bomb in Coleraine, County Londonderry

1973-10-31

Three Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers escape from Mountjoy Prison in Dublin using a hijacked helicopter

1974-02-04

Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb explodes on a bus as it traveled along the M62 motorway in West Yorkshire, England carrying British Army soldiers and some of their family members; nine British Army soldiers and three civilians are killed

1974-05-15

Beginning of the Ulster Workers' Council strike called by Ulster loyalists and unionists who were against the Sunningdale Agreement, which proposed the sharing of political power with Irish nationalists

1974-06-17

The Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb the Houses of Parliament in London, injuring 11 people and causing extensive damage

1974-10-10

The Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) and its political wing the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP)founded at the Spa Hotel in the village of Lucan near Dublin

1974-11-25

Irish Republican Army is outlawed in Britain following deaths of 21

1974-12-08

Irish Republican Socialist Party forms

1974-12-22

The Provisional Irish Republican Army announces a Christmas ceasefire; before the ceasefire, they carry out a bomb attack on the home of former UK Prime Minister, Edward Heath

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

1975-02-20

A feud begains between the Official Irish Republican Army and the Irish National Liberation Army; the two groups assassinate a number of each other's volunteers until the feud ends in June 1975

1975-07-17

Four British soldiers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army remote-controlled bomb near Forkill, County Armagh; the attack was the first major breach of a February truce

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

1975-08-13

Bayardo Bar attack: Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers carry out a gun and bomb attack on a pub in Belfast frequented by Ulster Volunteer Force commanders; 4 Protestant civilians and 1 UVF member are killed

1975-09-01

5 Protestant civilians are killed and 7 were wounded in a Provisional Irish Republican Army gun attack on Tullyvallen Orange Hall near Newtownhamilton, County Armagh

1975-10-12

Archbishop Oliver Plunkett became 1st Irish-born saint in 7 centuries

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

1975-12-06

Balcombe Street Siege: for 6 days, four Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers hold two hostages at an apartment in London, England

1976-01-23

The Provisional Irish Republican Army truce of February 1975 is officially brought to an end

1976-05-15

The Provisional Irish Republican Army kill 3 Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officers in County Fermanagh and 1 in County Down

1976-08-10

A Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer is shot dead by the British Army as he drove along a road in Belfast; his car then went out of control and killed 3 children, sparking a series of "peace rallies" throughout the month by a group that became known as 'Peace People'

1977-06-16

Fianna Fail-party wins Irish elections

1978-02-17

La Mon restaurant bombing: 11 civilians and 1 RUC officer are killed and 30 wounded by a Provisional Irish Republican Army incendiary bomb at the La Mon Restaurant near Belfast

1978-06-17

The Provisional Irish Republican Army kill an RUC officer and kidnap another near Crossmaglen, County Armagh

1978-06-21

The British Army shoot dead 3 Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and a passing Ulster Volunteer Force member at a postal depot on Ballysillan Road, Belfast; it is claimed that the PIRA volunteers were about to launch a bomb attack

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

1978-09-21

The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode bombs at the RAF airfield near Eglinton, County Londonderry; the terminal building, two aircraft hangars and four planes aree destroyed

1979-03-22

The Provisional Irish Republican Army assassinate Richard Sykes, the British ambassador to the Netherlands, in Den Haag

1979-03-22

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

1979-03-30

Airey Neave, a British politician, is killed by a car bomb as he exits the Palace of Westminster. The Irish National Liberation Army claims responsibility.

1979-04-17

Four Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army van bomb in Bessbrook, County Armagh; the bomb is believed to be the largest PIRA bomb used up to that point

1979-08-27

Warrenpoint ambush: 18 British Army soldiers were killed when the Provisional Irish Republican Army explode two roadside bombs as a British convoy passed Narrow Water Castle near Warrenpoint

1980-01-17

Dunmurry train explosion: a Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb prematurely detonates on a passenger train near Belfast, killing three and injuring five (including the bombers)

1980-06-10

8 Provisional Irish Republican Army prisoners escape from Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast using handguns smuggled into prison

1981-01-21

Norman Stronge and his son James (both former Ulster Unionist Members of Parliament) are assassinated by the Irish Republican Army at their home Tynan Abbey, which is then burnt down

1981-04-09

Irish hunger striker Bobby Sands wins a by-election to be elected as a Member of Parliament at Westminster; the law is later changed to prevent prisoners standing in elections

1981-05-19

5 British Army soldiers are killed when their armoured vehicle is ripped apart by a Provisional Irish Republican Army roadside bomb near Bessbrook, County Armagh

1981-07-17

Glasdrumman ambush: the Provisional Irish Republican Army attack a British Army post in South Armagh, killing 1 soldier and injuring another

1981-10-03

Irish Nationalist at Maze Prison near Belfast end 7-mo hunger strike

1982-04-20

The Provisional Irish Republican Army explode bombs in Belfast, Derry, Armagh, Ballymena, Bessbrook and Magherafelt; 2 civilians are killed and 12 injured

1982-07-20

Hyde Park and Regent's Park bombings: 11 British soldiers and 7 military horses killed in Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb attacks during military ceremonies in London

1982-12-06

Droppin Well bombing: 11 British soldiers and 6 civilians are killed by an Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) time bomb at the Droppin' Well Bar in Ballykelly, County Londonderry

1984-10-14

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Smirnoff Ladies Irish Golf Open

1986-04-01

US submarine Nathaniel Green runs aground in Irish Sea

1986-06-27

In referendum, Irish uphold ban on divorce

1986-06-28

Irish population condemns divorce

1991-03-16

Members of Irish Gay & Lesbian Organization march in NYC parade

1991-03-17

Irish Lesbians & Gays march in St Patrick Day parade

1992-02-26

Irish Supreme Court rules 14 year old rape victim may get an abortion

1992-04-11

Irish Republican Army bombs London financial district, killing 3

1993-12-15

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

1994-01-11

Irish government announces end of a 20-year broadcasting ban on IRA

1994-08-31

The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares a ceasefire.

1994-11-17

Irish government of Reynolds resigns

1996-01-30

Gino Gallagher, the suspected leader of the Irish National Liberation Army, is killed while waiting in line for his unemployment benefit.

1996-02-09

The Irish Republican Army declares the end of its 18 month ceasefire shortly followed by a large bomb in London's Canary Wharf.

1996-03-14

Crufts show at NEC Birmingham, (1995 winner, Joshua, an Irish setter)

1996-06-26

Irish Journalist Veronica Guerin is shot in her car while in traffic in the outskirts of Dublin

1998-04-10

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

2001-10-23

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

2002-02-17

Westlife go to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'World Of Our Own.' The Irish boy band's 10th UK No.1 single.

2004-05-01

Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the Irish President in Dublin.

2005-07-28

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

2007-01-01

Bulgaria and Romania officially join the European Union. Also, Bulgarian, Romanian, and Irish become official languages of the European Union, joining 20 other official languages.

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

2011-02-25

In the Irish general election, the Fianna Fáil-led government suffered the worst defeat of a sitting government since the formation of the Irish state in 1921.

2017-06-11

Tapwrit wins 149th Belmont Stakes by two lengths over Irish War Cry

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Irish - Notable Birthdays

Anne BonnyMar 8, 1702

James DonnellyMar 7, 1816

Bram StokerNov 8, 1847

Michael CollinsOct 16, 1890

Mad Dog CollJul 20, 1908

Michael FlatleyJul 16, 1958

EnyaMay 17, 1961

Colin FarrellMay 31, 1976

Ronan KeatingMar 3, 1977

Irish - Birthdays
Date Event
521-12-07

Saint Columba, Irish Christian missionary to Scotland (d. 597)

1566-10-13

Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, Irish politician (d. 1643)

1606-06-16

Arthur Chichester, 1st Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier (d. 1675)

1641-06-30

Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg, Irish general (d. 1719)

1665-04-29

James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, Irish statesman and soldier (d. 1745)

1670-11-30

John Toland, Irish philosopher (d. 1722)

1672-01-04

Hugh Boulter, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (d. 1742)

1672-03-12

Richard Steele, Irish writer and politician (d. 1729)

1680-10-19

John Abernethy, Irish Protestant minister (d. 1740)

1694-08-08

Francis Hutcheson, Irish philosopher (d. 1746)

1702-03-08

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

1703-02-05

Gilbert Tennent, Irish-born religious leader (d. 1764)

1713-03-29

John Ponsonby, Irish politician (d. 1789)

1718-04-24

Nathaniel Hone, Irish-born painter (d. 1784)

1718-04-27

Thomas Lewis, Irish-born Virginia settler (d. 1790)

1719-11-23

Spranger Barry, Irish actor (d. 1777)

1722-05-29

James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish politician (d. 1773)

1725-09-24

Sir Arthur Guinness, Irish brewer (d. 1803)

1738-12-02

Richard Montgomery, Irish-born soldier (d. 1775)

1751-10-30

Richard Sheridan, Irish playwright (d. 1816)

1754-01-15

Richard Martin, Irish animal rights activist (d. 1834)

1762-06-01

Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (d. 1844)

1763-01-20

Theobald Wolfe Tone, Irish patriot

1763-06-20

Theobald Wolfe Tone, Irish nationalist

1765-10-08

Harman Blennerhassett, Irish lawyer (d. 1831)

1767-01-01

Maria Edgeworth, Anglo-Irish novelist (d. 1849)

1775-08-06

Daniel O'Connell, Irish politician (d. 1847)

1779-05-28

Thomas Moore, Irish poet (d. 1852)

1780-04-13

Alexander Mitchell, Irish engineer (d. 1868)

1782-09-25

Charles Robert Maturin, Irish playwright and novelist (d. 1824)

1787-01-05

John Burke, Irish genealogist (Burke's Peerage)

1788-09-12

Alexander Campbell, Irish/US founder (Disciples of Christ)

1791-12-14

Charles Wolfe, Irish poet (d. 1823)

1792-04-23

John Thomas Romney Robinson, Irish astronomer and physicist (d. 1882)

1793-11-16

Francis Danby, Irish painter

1794-02-20

William Carleton, Irish novelist (d. 1869)

1797-12-03

Francis P Kenrick, Irish/US archbishop of Baltimore

1798-01-15

Thomas Crofton Croker, Irish story teller (Fairy legends)

1798-11-01

Benjamin Lee, Baronet Guinness, Irish brewer/Dublin mayor

1805-08-04

William Rowan Hamilton, Irish mathematician (d. 1865)

1806-01-25

Daniel Maclise, Irish painter

1807-09-05

Richard Chenevix Trench, Irish Anglican clergyman and philologist (d. 1886)

1810-03-10

Samuel Ferguson, Irish poet (d. 1886)

1814-01-10

Aubrey de Vere, Irish writer (Victorian Observer)

1814-08-28

Sheridan le Fanu, Irish writer (d. 1873)

1816-03-07

James Donnelly, Irish-Canadian patriarch of the Donnelly family (Black Donnelly massacre)

1818-04-04

Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (d. 1883)

1820-08-02

John Tyndall, Leighlinbridge, County Carlow Ireland, Irish physicist who demonstrated why the sky is blue and proved that the Earth's atmosphere has a greenhouse effect

1821-02-17

Lola Montez, Irish dancer (d. 1861)

1821-03-19

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

1822-12-26

Dion Boucicault, Irish/Us actor/playwright (Rip van Winkle)

1826-02-15

George J Stoney, Irish physicist

1830-12-22

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

1837-05-28

George Ashlin, Irish architect (d. 1921)

1838-09-11

John Ireland, Irish/US archbishop of St Paul

1840-03-25

Myles Keogh, U.S. Soldier in U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment & Irish Soldier of Fortune (d. 1876)

1840-07-01

Robert S Ball, Irish mathematician/astronomer

1840-08-17

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)

1843-01-11

Charles Yelverton O'Connor, Irish-Australian engineer (d. 1902)

1843-12-21

Thomas Bracken, Irish-born New Zealand poet (d. 1898)

1846-06-27

Charles S Parnell, English/Irish Home Rule Party-Lower house member

1847-05-30

Alice Sophia Stopford Green, Ireland, proponent of Irish independence

1847-11-08

Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/author (Dracula)

1848-01-01

John Goff, Irish lawyer (d. 1924)

1851-09-04

John Dillon, Irish nationalist/British Lower house member

1852-09-30

Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish organist/composer

1853-10-26

C. Rybner, Abie's Irish Rose

1854-02-09

Edward Carson, 1st Baron Carson, lawyer/leader (Irish Unionist Party)

1856-03-20

Sir John Lavery, Irish artist (d. 1941)

1857-01-06

Hugh Mahon, Irish-born Australian politician (d. 1931)

1857-02-17

Samuel Sidney McClure, Irish-American newspaper editor/publisher

1859-01-30

Tony Mullane, Irish-born American baseball player (d. 1944)

1860-06-08

Alicia Boole Stott, Irish mathematician (d. 1940)

1861-10-16

J. B. Bury, Irish historian (d. 1927)

1864-04-28

William F A Ellison, Irish clergyman/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)

1865-12-20

Maude Gonne, Irish nationalist (Irish Joan of Arc)

1867-04-10

George William Russell, Irish nationalist (d. 1935)

1868-02-04

Constance Gore-booth Markiewicy, Irish patriot/playwright/MP

1868-06-05

James Connolly, Irish socialist (d. 1916)

1869-03-27

James McNeill, Irish politician (d. 1938)

1869-05-19

Henry Horatio Dixon, Dublin, Irish Biologist who originated the cohesion-tension theory of water and mineral movement in plants

1869-09-23

Mary Mallon, Cookstown County Tyrone, Irish-American patient best known as 'Typhoid Mary' and the first person in the United States known to be immune to typhoid, as a carrier of the disease she infected at least 51 people in the New York City area

1870-07-16

Lambert McKenna, Irish scholar (d. 1956)

1871-01-08

James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, Irish politician (d. 1940)

1872-10-24

Peter O'Connor, Irish athlete (d. 1957)

1873-01-10

Jack O'Neill, Irish-born baseball player (d. 1935)

1873-02-01

John Barry, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1901)

1876-04-11

Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist (d. 1958)

1877-09-07

Mike O'Neill, Irish baseball player (d. 1959)

1878-07-24

Lord Dunsany, [Edward JMD Plunkett], Irish sci-fi writer (Time & Gods)

1879-04-20

Robert Lynd, Irish writer/critic (Pleasures of Ignorance)

1879-06-09

Dudley Digges, Irish actor

1879-11-10

Patrick Pearse, Irish political activist (d. 1916)

1880-06-06

William T Cosgrave, president Irish Free state

1881-08-24

Daniel Carson Goodman, Irish Eyes

1881-12-08

Padraic Colum, Irish poet/novelist/poet (Collected Poems)

1882-02-02

James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold)

1882-08-05

Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WW I)

1882-08-25

Seán T. O'Kelly, Irish politician (d. 1966)

1882-10-14

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

1882-12-17

R.E. Irish, The Tiger's Coat

1883-01-07

Andrew Browne, Irish/British admiral (WW II)

1884-06-14

John McCormack, Irish/US singer (Irish folksongs)

1884-11-04

Harry Ferguson, Northern Irish aviator and inventor (d. 1960)

1885-07-25

Benito Lynch, Irish/Argentine writer (Caranchos de la Florida)

1886-06-24

George Shiels, Northern Irish dramatist (d. 1949)

1887-05-01

Alan Gordon Cunningham, Irish/Brit gen/director of Palestine (1945-48)

1887-05-24

Edward "Mick" Mannock, Irish WWI flying ace (d. 1918)

1888-01-08

Matthew Moore, Irish-American actor (d. 1960)

1888-12-07

Joyce Cary, Anglo-Irish (male) writer (House of Children)

1890-03-13

Joseph DeVillard, Leave It to the Irish

1890-10-16

Michael Collins, Sam's Cross County Cork, Irish revolutionary leader

1891-08-29

Michael Chekhov, Russia, actor (Abie's Irish Rose, Rhapsody)

1892-01-15

Rex Ingram, [Reginald IM Hitchcock], Irish director (4 Horsemen of Apocalypse) (d. 1950)

1892-03-28

Tom Maguire, Irish republican (d. 1993)

1893-06-09

Irish Meusel, American baseball player (d. 1963)

1893-06-09

Irish Meusel, Slide, Kelly, Slide

1897-09-01

Andy Kennedy, Irish footballer (d. 1963)

1897-12-03

Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Without My Cloak)

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)

1900-11-19

Bunny Ahearne, Irish ice hockey promoter (d. 1985)

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 (d. 1979)

1902-01-02

Dan Keating, Irish republican (d. 2007)

1902-07-20

Jimmy Kennedy, Irish composer (d. 1984)

1903-07-26

Donovan Pedelty, Irish and Proud of It

1903-10-06

Ernest Walton, Irish physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1995)

1903-11-01

Max Adrian, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Irish actor (Devils, Music Lover)

1904-01-11

Frederick Boland, Irish diplomat/president (UN General Assembly)

1904-10-21

Patrick Kavanagh, Irish poet (d. 1967)

1906-04-24

William Joyce, Irish fascist (d. 1946)

1906-05-28

Phil Regan, singer (My Wild Irish Rose)

1907-09-12

Louis MacNeice, Irish poet (d. 1963)

1907-10-28

John Harold Hewitt, Northern Irish poet (d. 1987)

1908-05-10

Henry Diamond, Irish Nationalist MP

1908-07-20

[Vincent] Mad Dog Coll, Gweedore, Irish-American mob hitman

1909-04-30

F. E. McWilliam, Irish sculptor (d. 1992)

1910-01-29

Colin Middleton, Irish artist (d. 1983)

1911-10-05

Flann O'Brien, Irish humorist (d. 1966)

1912-01-20

Christopher Casson, Irish actor (Zardoz, Educating Rita)

1913-01-22

William Cardinal Conway, Northern Irish clergyman (d. 1977)

1913-05-01

Kenneth O'Rourke, The Irish in America

1914-07-30

Lord Killanin, Irish IOC president (d. 1999)

1915-08-24

Ronald Ibbs, Irish actor (No Hiding Place, The Saint) (d. 1990)

1917-04-11

Aloha Wray, Irish Luck

1917-05-21

Dennis Day, Irish tenor/comedian (Jack Benny Show, Danny Boy)

1917-08-15

Jack Lynch, Irish politician, fourth Taoiseach (d. 1999)

1918-02-07

Markey Robinson, Northern Irish painter (d. 1999)

1919-06-10

Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish athlete and physician (d. 2006)

1919-08-15

Benedict Kiely, Irish author

1920-10-12

Christy Ring, Irish hurler (d. 1979)

1921-08-17

Maureen O'Hara [Fitzsimmons], Ranelagh, County Dublin, Irish actress and singer (Miracle on 34th St, The Quiet Man)

1921-10-26

George Forrest, Northern Irish MP (d. 1968)

1921-11-22

Brian Cleeve, Irish broadcaster (d. 2003)

1921-9-10

Beverly Whitney, Irish Eyes Are Smiling

1922-03-21

Nancy Irish, Over the Hill

1922-06-14

Kevin Roche, Irish architect

1922-12-19

Eamonn Andrews, Irish-born television presenter (d. 1987)

1923-09-20

Geraldine Clinton Little, Irish-born poet (d. 1997)

1923-11-03

Tomás Cardinal Ó Fiaich, Northern Irish clergyman (d. 1990)

1924-07-11

Charlie Tully, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1971)

1925-09-16

Charles Haughey, Irish president (1979-81, 82, 87-92)

1926-02-09

Garret Fitzgerald, Irish Identities

1927-02-03

Val Doonican, Irish singer and entertainer

1927-07-08

Maurice Hayes, Irish politician

1927-09-26

Robert Blackburn, Irish educationist (d. 1990)

1928-04-20

Johnny Gavin, Irish footballer (d. 2007)

1928-05-01

Desmond Titterington, Northern Irish racer (d. 2002)

1928-10-29

Karlyn May, The Irish Gringo

1929-01-09

Brian Friel, Irish dramatist

1929-02-03

Val Doonican, Irish singer/entertainer

1929-02-28

John Montague, Irish poet

1929-03-18

Patsy Irish, Waldo's Last Stand

1929-05-10

Robin Hill, 8th Marquess of Downshire, Irish peer and the Hereditary Constable of Hillsborough Fort

1929-12-25

Irish McCalla, Pawnee City Neb, actress (Sheena Queen of Jungle)

1929-12-25

Irish McCalla, She Demons

1930-01-12

Jennifer P Johnston, Irish author (Fool's sanctuary)

1930-02-20

Willie Cunningham, Northern Irish footballer

1930-04-12

Patrick Edmund Pery, 6th Earl of Limerick, Irish peer and public servant

1930-08-20

Micheal O'Muircheartaigh, 4th Irish Film and Television Awards

1930-12-15

Edna O'Brien, Irish novelist and short story writer (Girl with Green Eyes, Casualties of Peace)

1931-05-28

Stephen Birmingham, Hartford, author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich)

1931-07-04

Stephen Boyd [William Millar], Glengormley, County Antrim, Irish actor (Fantastic Voyage, Ben-Hur)

1931-10-25

Jimmy McIlroy, Irish footballer and football manager

1932-01-21

Tom Irish, Father's Little Dividend

1932-10-25

Harry Gregg, Irish footballer and football manager

1933-03-07

Jackie Blanchflower, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1998)

1933-05-14

Frank Harte, Irish singer and song collector

1933-06-28

Gusty Spence, Northern Irish loyalist politician

1934-01-21

Audrey Dalton, Irish actress

1934-04-25

Peter McParland, Northern Irish footballer

1934-06-04

Seamus Elliott, Irish cyclist (d. 1971)

1935-03-06

Ron Delany, Irish athlete

1935-03-29

Ruby Murray, Irish pop singer (Softly Softly)

1935-04-01

Lionel Schaen, Irish Christmas

1935-07-11

Oliver Napier, Northern Irish politician

1935-07-27

Billy McCullough, Northern Irish footballer

1935-09-20

Keith J Roberts, England, writer (Irish Encounter, Ladies from Hell)

1935-09-26

Joe Sherlock, Irish Labour Party politician (d. 2007)

1936-03-15

David Andrews, Irish politician

1936-04-05

John Kelly, Irish republican politician (d. 2007)

1936-07-06

Dave Allen, Irish comedian (d. 2005)

1937-06-01

Rosaleen Linehan, Irish actress

1938-05-06

Larry Gogan, Irish radio personality

1938-06-19

John Sheil, Northern Irish High Court judge

1938-08-03

Terry "5 Wigs" Wogan, British talk show host (Irish Days)

1940-08-17

Pegarty Long, An Irish Vampire in Hollywood

1940-11-17

Luke Kelly, Irish folk music singer and banjo player

1941-10-28

John Hallam, Irish actor

1942-03-12

Christina Reid, Irish Stew

1942-05-08

Terry Neill, Northern Irish footballer

1942-09-14

Bernard MacLaverty, Northern Irish writer

1943-05-22

Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize

1944-06-05

Colm Wilkinson, Irish singer

1945-01-27

Mairead Corrigan-Maguire, North Irish peace activist (Nobel 1976)

1945-01-29

Jim Nicholson, Irish politician

1945-04-18

Margaret Hassan, Irish-born aid worker (d. 2004)

1945-04-22

Alan Dukes, Irish president (Fine Gael

1945-05-07

Christy Moore, Irish folk artist

1945-07-20

Johnny Loughrey, Irish singer (d. 2005)

1945-08-03

Eamon Dunphy, former Irish footballer

1945-08-31

Van Morrison, Northern Irish musician

1945-12-08

John Banville, Irish novelist and journalist

1946-02-09

Séan Neeson, Northern Irish politician

1946-04-25

Peter Sutherland, CEO (Allied Irish Banks)

1946-05-04

John Watson, Northern Irish racecar driver

1947-01-12

Matt Molloy, An Irish Evening: Live at the Grand Opera House, Belfast

1947-03-05

Clodagh Rodgers, Irish singer

1947-04-17

Linda Martin, Irish singer

1947-10-26

Trevor Joyce, Irish poet

1947-12-04

Terry Woods, Irish musician (The Pogues, Steeleye Span)

1947-12-05

Tony Gregory, Irish politician

1948-01-29

Pat Kenny, Irish TV presenter & radio host

1948-01-30

Paul Magee, Provisional Irish Republican Army member

1948-03-02

Rory Gallagher, Donegal, Irish rock guitarist and songwriter (See Here)

1948-04-04

Derek Thompson, Northern Irish actor

1948-07-23

John Cushnahan, Northern Irish politician

1948-08-30

Donnacha O'Dea, Irish poker player and swimmer

1948-10-06

Gerry Adams, Northern Irish politician

1949-03-17

Pat Rice, Northern Irish footballer and football manager

1949-03-18

Alex "Hurricane" Higgins, Irish snooker player (2X world-champ)

1949-04-01

Sammy Nelson, Northern Irish footballer

1949-08-06

Alan Campbell, Northern Irish clergyman

1950-10-15

Chris De Burgh, [Davidson], Argent/Irish rock vocalist (Lady in Red)

1950-10-17

Jon Stevens Alon, Irish Whiskey

1951-02-04

Patrick Bergin, Irish actor

1951-02-06

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

1951-03-17

Scott Gorham, Irish hard rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy-21 Guns)

1951-05-26

Madeleine Taylor-Quinn, Irish politician

1951-06-20

Paul Muldoon, Northern Irish poet

1951-10-05

Bob Geldof, Irish singer (The Boomtown Rats) and activist

1952-02-25

Joey Dunlop, Irish motorcycle racer (d. 2000)

1952-03-01

Martin O'Neill, Northern Irish footballer and manager

1952-03-03

Dermot Morgan, Irish actor and comedian (d. 1998)

1952-03-31

Dermot Morgan, Irish actor (d. 1998)

1952-04-04

Gary Moore, Irish rock guitarist (Skid Row-Oh Pretty Woman)

1952-04-14

Mickey O'Sullivan, Irish sportsman

1952-08-04

Moya Brennan, Irish singer

1953-02-15

Tony Adams, Irish film producer (d. 2005)

1953-03-15

Richard Bruton, Irish politician

1953-04-02

Jim Allister, Northern Irish politician

1953-08-26

Pat Sharkey, Irish footballer

1953-09-26

Dolores Keane, Irish folk singer

1954-03-09

Bobby Sands, Irish IRA member and leader of the hunger strike at Maze Prison where he died (1981)

1954-05-13

Johnny Logan, Irish singer and songwriter

1954-08-02

Sammy McIlroy, Irish soccer star

1955-03-27

Patrick McCabe, Clones County Monaghan, Irish novelist

1955-03-28

John Alderdice, Northern Irish politician

1955-03-29

Brendan Gleeson, Irish actor

1955-07-06

William Wall, Irish writer

1955-10-05

Leo Barnes, Irish saxophonist (Hothouse Flowers-I'm Sorry, Don't Go)

1956-02-28

Jimmy Nicholl, Canadian-born Northern Irish footballer

1956-04-01

Peter O'Toole, Irish pop bassist (Hothouse Flowers-People)

1956-05-24

Michael Jackson, Northern Irish clergyman

1956-09-02

Angelo Fusco, Provisional Irish Republican Army member

1956-11-18

Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (d. 1995)

1957-03-17

Mal Donaghy, Northern Irish footballer

1957-09-16

David McCreery, Irish footballer

1957-11-06

Siobhán McCarthy, Irish singer and actress

1957-11-18

Seán Mac Falls, Irish-born poet

1957-11-27

Kenny Acheson, Northern Irish racecar driver

1957-12-25

Shane MacGowan, Irish musician

1958-07-10

Fiona Shaw, Irish actress

1958-07-16

Michael Flatley, Chicago Ill, Irish choreographer (Lord of Dance)

1958-08-01

Adrian Dunbar, Northern Irish actor

1958-09-18

John Aldridge, Irish footballer

1958-09-25

Eamonn Healy, Irish chemist

1958-10-11

Scott Irish, Il vizio preferito di mia moglie

1959-03-31

Ali McMordie, Irish bassist (Stiff Little Fingers)

1959-07-29

John Sykes, Irish hard rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy-Blue Murder)

1959-08-04

John Gormley, Irish politician

1959-10-08

Gavin Friday, [Fionan Hanvey], Irish singer (Virgin Prunes)

1959-11-18

Jimmy Quinn, Northern Irish footballer and football manager

1959-12-03

Eamonn Holmes, Northern Irish TV presenter

1959-12-04

Paul McGrath, Irish footballer

1960-02-04

Siobhan Dowd, British/Irish author (d. 2007)

1961-04-07

Thurl Bailey, The Luck of the Irish

1961-05-17

Enya [Eithne Ní Bhraonáin], Gweedore, County Donegal, Irish singer and songwriter (A Day Without Rain)

1961-06-15

Dave McAuley, Northern Irish boxer

1961-08-07

Walter Swimburn, Irish jockey (Derby 1981)

1961-11-04

Nigel Worthington, Northern Irish footballer

1961-12-26

John Lynch, Irish actor

1962-02-12

Jimmy Kirkwood, Irish-born field hockey player

1962-07-11

Pauline McLynn, Irish actress

1962-09-01

Tony Cascarino, Irish footballer

1963-07-29

Jim Beglin, Irish football commentator

1963-08-31

Todd Carty, Irish actor

1963-10-12

Alan McDonald, Northern Irish footballer, (d. 2012)

1963-12-18

Mark Irish, Regarding Henry

1964-01-13

Ronan Rafferty, Northern Irish golfer

1964-03-26

Martin Donnelly, Irish racecar driver

1964-06-12

Derek Higgins, Irish racing driver

1964-07-31

Jim Corr, Irish singer and musician (The Corrs)

1964-09-01

Ray D'Arcy, Irish DJ and TV presenter

1964-09-25

Maria Doyle Kennedy, Irish actress and singer

1964-10-31

Colm Ó Cíosóig, Irish drummer (My Bloody Valentine, Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions)

1964-11-07

Liam O'Maonlai, Irish vocalist/pianist (Hothouse Flowers-I'm Sorry)

1964-11-07

Liam O'Maonlai, The Irish in America: Long Journey Home

1965-01-15

James Nesbitt, Northern Irish actor

1965-05-14

Eoin Colfer, Irish writer

1965-07-09

David O'Hara, Irish-Scottish actor

1965-09-22

Andy Cairns, Irish musician

1965-10-08

Ardal O'Hanlon, Irish comedian and actor

1965-11-10

Eddie Irvine, Northern Irish race car driver

1965-11-19

Sean Hughes, Irish comedian

1965-11-27

Fiachna O'Braonain, Irish pop guitarist (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go)

1966-01-24

Jimeoin, Northern Irish comedian

1966-03-10

Gráinne Mulvey, Irish composer

1966-03-25

Anton Rogan, Irish footballer

1966-10-06

Niall Quinn, Irish footballer

1966-10-12

Brian Kennedy, Northern Irish musician and author

1966-12-08

Sinéad O'Connor, Irish musician

1968-08-11

Alan Kelly, England-born Irish footballer

1968-11-18

Barry Hunter, Northern Irish footballer and manager

1969-01-19

Steve Staunton, Irish footballer

1969-05-06

Jim Magilton, Northern Irish footballer

1969-08-29

Joe Swail, Northern Irish snooker player

1969-09-17

Ken Doherty, Irish snooker player

1970-01-16

Garth Ennis, Irish comic book author

1970-03-26

Martin McDonagh, Anglo-Irish playwright and film director

1970-03-28

Michelle Gildernew, Irish republican politician

1970-04-21

Glen Hansard, Irish songwriter and actor

1970-05-10

Perry Blake, Irish singer/songwriter

1970-05-28

Glenn Quinn, Irish actor (d. 2002)

1970-07-02

Steve Morrow, Irish footballer

1970-07-07

Wayne McCullough, Irish boxer

1970-08-27

Jeff Kenna, Irish footballer

1970-10-10

Dean Kiely, Irish footballer

1970-11-07

Neil Hannon, Northern Irish musician (The Divine Comedy)

1970-11-21

Irish Stewart, Armageddon

1971-01-31

Patrick Kielty, Northern Irish comedian

1971-04-30

John Boyne, Irish novelist

1971-05-27

Glenn Ross, Northern Irish strongman

1971-06-05

Susan Lynch, Northern Irish actress

1971-06-17

Mildred Fox, Irish politician

1971-06-25

Neil Lennon, Northern Irish footballer

1971-06-28

Kenny Cunningham, Irish footballer

1971-08-02

Michael Hughes, Irish footballer

1971-08-18

Richard D James, Irish-born musician (Aphex Twin)

1971-08-31

Pádraig Harrington, Irish golfer

1971-09-04

Maik Taylor, Northern Irish footballer

1971-10-24

Dervla Kirwan, Irish actress

1971-11-03

Dylan Moran, Irish comedian

1972-05-31

Karl Geary, Irish actor

1972-06-21

Neil Doak, former Irish cricketer

1972-07-02

Darren Shan, Irish children's author

1972-08-12

Mark Kinsella, Irish footballer

1972-08-15

Mikey Graham, Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)

1972-10-16

Stephen O'Connor, Irish amateur snooker champ (1990)

1972-12-15

Stuart Townsend, Irish actor

1972-12-30

Paul Keegan, Irish footballer

1973-04-07

Justin Irish, Shivers

1973-05-25

Maria Luisa Gambale, Black Irish

1973-05-28

Ryan Tubridy, The 6th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards

1973-06-05

Holger Schott, Kappert 4: Irish Brass

1973-07-05

Róisín Murphy, Irish musician

1973-09-19

Nick Colgan, Irish footballer

1974-02-04

Sara Gibbings, Brand Irish

1974-02-28

Lee Carsley, Irish footballer

1974-05-29

Dan Irish, Myst III: Exile

1974-08-24

Orla Fallon, Irish Vocalist for Celtic Woman

1974-10-01

Keith Duffy, Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)

1975-02-21

Peter Canning, 2nd Irish Film and Television Awards

1975-05-01

Andrea Lowe, Route Irish

1975-08-28

Gareth Farrelly, Irish footballer

1975-9-25

Irish Braschi, I Believe in Miracles

1976-03-17

Stephen Gately, Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)

1976-03-25

Francis Bellew, Irish Gaelic footballer

1976-03-30

Mark McClelland, Northern Irish musician (Degrassi)

1976-04-20

Shay Given, Irish footballer

1976-04-24

Steve Finnan, Irish footballer

1976-05-25

Cillian Murphy, Irish actor

1976-05-31

Colin Farrell, Dublin, Irish actor (In Bruges, Minority Report)

1976-06-03

Enda Markey, Irish/Australian entertainer

1976-06-15

Gary Lightbody, Northern Irish musician (Snow Patrol)

1976-07-03

Shane Lynch, Dublin Ireland, Irish singer (Boyzone)

1976-07-07

Dominic Foley, Irish footballer

1976-07-14

Kirsten Sheridan, Irish film director and screenwriter

1976-10-20

Luke Anton Wilson, Irish American Ninja

1976-10-25

Steve Jones, Irish footballer

1976-12-08

Naimee Coleman, Irish singer and songwriter

1977-01-04

Dan Shanahan, Irish hurler

1977-01-04

Tim Wheeler, Irish singer (Ash)

1977-02-01

Kevin Kilbane, Irish footballer

1977-02-16

Ian Clarke, Irish computer programmer

1977-03-03

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

1977-03-16

Donal Óg Cusack, Irish hurler

1977-04-26

Chris Johnston, Irish rugby player

1977-05-22

Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, Irish hurler

1977-06-06

David Connolly, Irish footballer

1977-08-10

Danny Griffin, Northern Irish footballer

1977-08-11

Gemma Hayes, Irish born singer

1977-08-31

Ian Harte, Irish footballer

1977-09-30

Roy Carroll, Northern Irish footballer

1977-12-06

Paul McVeigh, Irish footballer

1977-12-13

Peter Stringer, Irish rugby union footballer

1978-01-01

Phillip Mulryne, Northern Irish footballer

1978-01-11

Michael Duff, Northern Irish footballer

1978-01-31

Ray Shah, Irish DJ, TV, radio presenter

1978-04-04

Alan Mahon, Irish footballer

1978-05-17

Paddy Kenny, Irish goalkeeper

1978-06-12

Shiloh Strong, Irish Twins

1978-07-18

Shane Horgan, Irish rugby player

1978-07-23

Stuart Elliott, Northern Irish footballer

1978-08-08

Alan Maybury, Irish footballer

1978-08-21

Alan Lee, Irish footballer

1978-09-22

Ed Joyce, Irish-English cricketer

1978-10-05

Shane Ryan, Irish Gaelic footballer

1978-10-08

Mick O'Driscoll, Irish rugby player

1978-10-09

Nicky Byrne, Irish musician (Westlife)

1978-10-10

Aaron Fishman, Black Irish

1978-10-20

Paul Wilson, Irish bass player (Snow Patrol)

1978-11-18

Damien Johnson, Northern Irish footballer

1979-01-05

Ronnie O'Brien, Irish footballer

1979-01-21

Brian O'Driscoll, Irish rugby union footballer

1979-02-19

Clinton Morrison, Irish footballer

1979-03-02

Damien Duff, Irish footballer

1979-03-23

Donncha O'Callaghan, Irish International rugby player

1979-04-01

Alexandre Bilardo, The Irish Fisherman

1979-05-06

Nikki Hayes, Irish radio personality

1979-05-14

Clinton Morrison, English-born Irish footballer

1979-06-19

John Duddy, Northern Irish boxer

1979-07-05

Shane Filan, Irish musician (Westlife)

1979-07-30

Graeme McDowell, Northern Irish golfer

1979-08-05

David Healy, Northern Irish footballer

1979-09-01

James O'Connor, Irish footballer

1979-09-05

George O'Callaghan, Irish footballer

1979-09-21

Richard Dunne, Irish footballer

1979-10-20

Paul O'Connell, Irish rugby player

1979-11-01

Henry Shefflin, Irish hurler

1979-11-08

Aaron Hughes, Northern Irish footballer

1979-11-22

Chris Doran, Irish singer

1979-12-05

Gareth McAuley, Northern Irish footballer

1979-12-09

Stephen McPhail, Irish footballer

1979-12-31

Elaine Cassidy, Irish actress

1980-01-14

Clive Clarke, Irish footballer

1980-01-17

Gareth McLearnon, Northern Irish flautist

1980-02-11

Cormac McAnallen, Northern Irish Gaelic footballer (d. 2004)

1980-04-12

Brian McFadden, Irish Singer

1980-04-29

Kian Egan, Irish singer (Westlife)

1980-05-28

Mark Feehily, Irish musician (Westlife)

1980-07-08

Robbie Keane, Irish footballer

1980-08-24

Austin James, Luck of the Irish

1981-01-01

Jonas Armstrong, Irish actor

1981-01-17

Warren Feeney, Northern Irish footballer

1981-02-13

Liam Miller, Irish footballer

1981-02-18

Ivan Sproule, Irish footballer

1981-03-16

Andrew Bree, Irish swimmer

1981-03-27

Terry McFlynn, Northern Irish footballer

1981-04-29

George McCartney, Northern Irish footballer

1981-04-30

John O'Shea, Irish footballer

1981-07-01

Tadhg Kennelly, Irish-born Australian Rules footballer

1981-07-20

Damien Delaney, Irish footballer

1981-08-01

Stephen Hunt, Port Laoise, Irish footballer

1982-02-10

Keith Dunne, Irish footballer

1982-02-25

Chris Baird, Irish footballer

1982-06-04

Jamie Dornan, Irish model and actor

1982-06-18

Sean Conant, Irish-American artist

1982-09-16

Michael McCall, Irish chemist

1982-09-29

Rob Smith, Irish musician and songwriter

1982-10-12

Molly Bennett, Irish singer

1983-01-18

Samantha Mumba, Irish singer and actress

1983-03-15

Daryl Murphy, Irish footballer

1983-03-29

Niall McCarthy, The Irish in America: Long Journey Home

1983-03-31

Paddy McCarthy, Irish footballer

1983-07-22

Teressa Diaz-Hennessey, Irish Twins

1983-07-30

Sean Dillon, Irish footballer

1983-09-07

Philip Deignan, Irish cyclist

1983-09-12

Carly Smithson, Irish singer

1983-09-18

Kevin Doyle, Irish footballer

1983-10-31

Katy French, Irish model (d. 2007)

1983-12-04

Eric Laugel, Irish Twins

1984-06-11

Andy Lee, Irish Boxer

1984-07-12

Michael McGovern, Northern Irish footballer

1984-10-20

Andrew Trimble, Northern Irish rugby player for Irish rugby team

1984-12-08

Badr Hari, Dutch kickboxer, Niall Brennan, Irish Legend.

1984-12-14

Chris Brunt, Northern Irish footballer

1984-12-21

Darren Potter, Irish football player

1985-01-01

Steven Davis, Northern Irish footballer

1985-02-01

Dean Shiels, Northern Irish footballer

1985-03-03

Sam Morrow, Northern Irish footballer

1985-04-12

Paul Murphy, Irish footballer

1985-06-15

Nadine Coyle, Northern Irish singer (Girls Aloud)

1985-08-05

Wilson Better, Black Irish

1985-08-10

Roy O'Donovan, Irish footballer

1985-09-17

Brendan Clarke, Irish Soccer Player with St. Patrick's Athletic

1985-11-25

Dillon White, An Irish Exorcism

1986-01-06

Paul McShane, Irish footballer

1986-02-17

Joey O'Brien, Irish footballer

1986-05-16

Andy Keogh, Irish footballer (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

1986-09-14

Alan Sheehan, Irish footballer

1987-01-30

Rebecca Knox, Irish professional wrestler

1987-02-09

Joe O'Cearuill, Irish footballer

1987-08-29

Tony Kane, Irish footballer

1987-09-13

Luke Fitzgerald, Irish rugby union footballer

1987-10-25

Darron Gibson, Irish football player

1987-11-17

Darren McKillion, Northern Irish sportsman

1987-11-29

Stephen O'Halloran, Irish footballer

1988-01-02

Jonny Evans, Northern Irish footballer

1988-01-07

Robert Sheehan, Irish actor

1988-01-12

Chris Casement, Irish footballer

1988-02-04

Eoin McDowell, Irish rugby player

1988-03-05

Trevor Carson, Northern Irish footballer

1988-07-25

Anthony Stokes, Irish footballer

1988-09-13

Keith Treacy, Irish footballer

1989-02-06

Craig Cathcart, Irish footballer

1989-10-13

Clay Kincaid, Luck of the Irish

1991-02-28

Sarah Bolger, Irish actress

1991-08-16

Evanna Lynch, Irish actress

1993-09-13

Niall Horan, Mullingar County Westmeath, Irish Pop singer (One Direction)

1994-04-12

Saoirse Ronan, Irish actress

Irish - Notable Weddings

Oscar WildeMay 29, 1884

George Bernard ShawJun 1, 1896

James JoyceJul 4, 1931

Sinead O'ConnorDec 9, 2011

Irish - Weddings
Date Event
1884-05-29

Irish writer Oscar Wilde marries Constance Lloyd at St. James Church, Paddington, London

1896-06-01

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

1917-10-21

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

1931-07-04

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

1936-09-12

"first Irish movie star" actress Maureen O'Sullivan (25) weds film director John Farrow (32)

2005-11-02

Irish TV and radio presenter Sile Seoige (26) weds Glen Mulcahy at St. Brendan's Church in County Offaly

2011-12-09

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

Irish - Notable Deaths

Anne BonnyApr 22, 1782

Oscar WildeNov 30, 1900

Bram StokerApr 20, 1912

Michael CollinsAug 22, 1922

George Bernard ShawNov 2, 1950

C. S. LewisNov 22, 1963

Brendan BehanMar 20, 1964

Samuel BeckettDec 22, 1989

Spike MilliganFeb 27, 2002

Richard HarrisOct 25, 2002

Seamus HeaneyAug 30, 2013

Irish - Deaths
Date Event
546-09-09

St. Ciarán of Clonmacnoise, Irish bishop

570-01-15

Saint Ita, Irish nun (b. 475)

583-05-16

Saint Brendan, Irish navigator (b. 484)

615-11-23

Columbanus, Irish monastery founder/poet/saint (Poenitentiale), dies

651-08-31

Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne, Irish bishop and missionary

1171-05-01

Dermot MacMurrough, last Irish King of Leinster, dies

1567-06-02

Shane O'Neill, Irish chieftain

1616-07-20

Hugh O'Neill, 3rd Earl of Tyrone, Irish soldier

1643-09-15

Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork, Irish politician (b. 1566)

1656-03-21

Armagh James Ussher, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (claimed world began 4004 BC), dies at 76

1667-08-13

Jeremy Taylor, Irish author and bishop (b. 1613)

1675-03-18

Arthur Chichester, 1st Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier (b. 1606)

1680-07-30

Thomas Butler, Earl of Ossory, Irish naval commander (b. 1634)

1680-08-24

Thomas Blood, Irish-born thief of the British crown jewels (b. 1618)

1681-07-01

Oliver Plunkett, Irish saint (b. 1629)

1691-08-14

Richard Talbot, 1st Earl of Tyrconnel, Irish rebel (b. 1630)

1691-12-30

Robert Boyle, Irish scientist (b. 1627)

1706-04-10

Arthur Chichester, 3rd Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier (b. 1666)

1707-04-29

George Farquhar, Irish dramatist (b. 1678)

1711-06-07

Henry Dodwell, Irish theologian (b. 1641)

1719-07-05

Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg, Irish general (b. 1641)

1721-09-20

Thomas Doggett, Irish actor

1722-03-11

John Toland, Irish philosopher (b. 1670)

1722-04-13

Charles Leslie, Irish controversialist, dies

1738-03-25

Turlough O'Carolan, Irish harper and composer (b. 1670)

1742-09-27

Hugh Boulter, Irish Archbishop of Armagh (b. 1672)

1745-11-16

James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, Irish statesman and soldier (b. 1665)

1746-05-22

Thomas Southerne, Irish dramatist (b. 1660)

1751-04-19

Peter Lacy, Irish-born Russian Field marshal (b. 1678)

1764-07-23

Gilbert Tennent, Irish-born religious leader (b. 1703)

1773-11-19

James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish politician (b. 1722)

1774-04-04

Oliver Goldsmith, Irish poet (She Stoops to Conquer), dies at 17

1774-07-11

Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, Irish-born New York pioneer

1777-01-10

Spranger Barry, Irish actor (b. 1719)

1782-04-22

Anne Bonny, Irish pirate, dies in prison (date is approximate)

1784-04-26

Nano Nagle, Irish convent founder (b. 1718)

1784-08-14

Nathaniel Hone, Irish-born painter (b. 1718)

1788-10-13

Robert Nugent, 1st Earl Nugent, Irish politician and poet (b. 1702)

1789-12-12

John Ponsonby, Irish politician (b. 1713)

1790-01-31

Thomas Lewis, Irish-born Virginia settler (b. 1718)

1794-09-04

John Hely-Hutchinson, Irish statesman (b. 1724)

1798-11-19

Theobald W Tone, Irish nationalist, dies

1803-01-23

Arthur Guinness, Irish brewer (b. 1725)

1803-06-24

Matthew Thornton, Irish/US physician/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 88

1803-09-20

Robert Emmet, Irish nationalist, executed

1806-07-11

James Smith, Irish/US attorney/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 87

1816-07-07

Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish playwright and politician (b. 1751)

1833-06-02

Simon Byrne, Irish bare-knuckle prize fighter (b. 1806)

1837-01-11

John Field, Irish pianist/composer (Nocturnes), dies at 54

1844-08-29

Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (b. 1762)

1850-08-06

Edward Walsh, Irish poet (b. 1805)

1852-02-25

Thomas Moore, Irish poet and musician, dies aged 72

1856-03-11

James Beatty, Irish railway engineer (b. 1820)

1861-01-17

Lola Montez, Irish-born adventurer (b. 1821)

1862-05-21

John Drew, Irish-born American actor (b. 1827)

1863-07-08

Francis P Kenrick, Irish/US archbishop of Baltimore, dies at 65

1865-04-09

Thomas Alfred Smyth, Irish/US Union general-major, dies at 32

1866-03-04

Alexander Campbell, Irish/US founder Disciples of Christ, dies at 77

1866-10-26

John Kinder Labatt, Irish-Canadian brewer (Labatt Brewing Company) (b. 1803)

1868-05-26

Michael Barrett, Irish nationalist, last British public execution

1869-01-30

William Carleton, Irish novelist (b. 1794)

1869-08-31

Mary Ward, Irish scientist, first automobile accident victim (b. 1827)

1871-02-20

Paul Kane, Irish-born painter (b. 1810)

1873-02-07

Sheridan Le Fanu, Irish writer (b. 1814)

1880-03-02

Sir John MacNeill, Irish civil engineer (b. 1790)

1881-11-07

John MacHale, Irish Archbishop (Tuam) and writer (b. 1791)

1883-05-26

Edward Sabine, Irish astronomer (b. 1788)

1883-10-22

Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (b. 1818)

1885-11-26

Thomas Andrews, Irish physicist/chemist (ozone), dies at 71

1886-08-09

Samuel Ferguson, Northern Irish poet and artist (b. 1810)

1889-11-18

William Allingham, Irish poet (Day & Night Songs), dies at 68

1890-09-18

Dion Boucicault, Irish/US actor/playwright (Octoroon), dies at 67

1891-10-06

Charles S Parnell, English/Irish Home Rule Party leader, dies at 45

1893-12-04

John Tyndall, Irish physicist who demonstrated why the sky is blue and proved that the Earth's atmosphere has a greenhouse effect, dies at 73

1900-05-31

John Power, Irish baronet/whiskey manufacturer, dies in battle

1900-11-30

Oscar Wilde, Irish author, dies in Paris at 46

1901-01-08

John Barry, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1873)

1901-02-21

George Francis FitzGerald, Irish mathematician (b. 1851)

1905-09-19

Thomas John Barnardo, Irish philanthropist (b. 1845)

1907-08-03

August Saint-Gaudens, Irish/US sculptor (Mrs Henry Adams), dies at 59

1909-03-24

John Millington Synge, Irish dramatist/playwright/poet, dies at 37

1911-07-05

George J Stoney, Irish physicist, dies at 85

1912-04-20

Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/writer (Dracula), dies at 64

1913-11-25

Robert S Ball, Irish mathematician/astronomer (Ball Screw), dies

1916-01-08

Ada Rehan, Irish-born American actress (b. 1860)

1916-05-04

Joseph Mary Plunkett, Irish revolutionary (b. 1887)

1916-05-12

James Connolly, Irish socialist (b. 1868)

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 (WW I), dies at 36

1918-09-25

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

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)

1922-08-12

Arthur Griffith, Irish nationalist/president (Sinn Fein), dies

1922-08-22

Michael Collins, Irish nationalist leader, killed in ambush

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)

1927-03-13

Helen Howard, My Wild Irish Rose

1927-06-01

J. B. Bury, Irish historian (b. 1861)

1927-07-10

Kevin O'Higgins, Irish Free State VP, assassinated

1927-08-04

John Dillon, Irish nationalist/British Lower house leader, dies at 75

1929-01-21

C. Rybner, Abie's Irish Rose

1931-08-27

Frank Harris, Irish author and editor (b. 1856)

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 (b. 1867)

1936-12-31

William FA Ellison, Irish clergyman/astronomer, dies at 72

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

William Butler Yeats, Irish poet (Nobel), dies in France at 73

1939-03-07

John Jules Barrish, Irish writer (b. 1885)

1940-12-17

Alicia Boole Stott, Irish mathematician (b. 1860)

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-born American baseball player (b. 1859)

1945-09-16

John McCormack, Irish singer (Irish national anthem/folk songs), dies

1947-01-04

Forrest Reid, Irish author/critic (Young Tom, Apostate), dies at 71

1947-04-04

William O'Donnell, Irish politician (b. ?)

1947-05-19

Frank Orsatti, The Irish in Us

1948-02-23

John Robert Gregg, Irish-born publisher and inventor (b. 1866)

1949-09-19

George Shiels, Irish dramatist (b. 1886)

1949-10-06

Robert Lynd [YY], Irish writer/critic (News Chronicle), dies at 70

1950-09-13

Sara Allgood, Irish actress (Jane Eyre, Spiral Staircase), dies at 56

1950-11-02

George Bernard Shaw, Irish author (Pygmalion), 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, actor (Rhapsody, Abie's Irish Rose), dies at 64

1956-12-27

Lambert McKenna, Irish editor and lexicographer. (b. 1870)

1957-05-16

Daniel Carson Goodman, Irish Eyes

1957-11-09

Peter O'Connor, Irish athlete (b. 1872)

1958-08-24

Paul Henry, Northern Irish artist (b. 1876)

1959-03-02

Eric Blore, actor (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-born American baseball player (b. 1877)

1960-03-09

Jack Beattie, Northern Irish politician (b. 1886)

1962-04-14

R.E. Irish, The Tiger's Coat

1963-03-01

Irish Meusel, American baseball player (b. 1893)

1963-03-01

Irish Meusel, Slide, Kelly, Slide

1963-06-12

Andrew Browne, Irish/British admiral (Cape Matapan, WW II), dies at 80

1963-11-22

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

1964-03-20

Brendan Behan, Irish writer/poet, dies at 41

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

Flann O'Brien, Irish humorist (b. 1911)

1967-11-30

Patrick Kavanagh, Irish screenwriterr (Great Hunger), dies

1968-12-10

George Forrest, Northern Irish MP (b. 1921)

1970-01-05

Cyril Fagan, Irish astrologer (b. 1896)

1972-01-12

Padraic Colum, Irish poet/writer/founder (Irish Review), dies at 90

1973-01-19

Max Adrian, Irish actor (Boy Friend), dies of a heart attack at 69

1973-02-22

Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (Cat Jumps), dies in Lond at 73

1974-08-13

Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Pray for the Wanderer), dies at 76

1975-08-29

Eamon de Valera, Irish president (1937..59), dies at 92

1976-03-02

Max Golden, The Luck of the Irish

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, Irish actor, dies of heart attack at 45

1979-01-28

Eileen Shanahan, Irish Poet (b. 1901)

1979-03-02

Christy Ring Irish hurler (b. 1920)

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, Irish actor (Clockwork Orange, King Lear), dies at 60

1983-12-23

Colin Middleton, Northern Irish artist (b. 1910)

1986-01-04

Phil Lynott, Irish rock musician (Thin Lizzy), dies of overdose at 34

1986-04-29

Seamus McElwaine, Irish IRA-terrorist, killed at 25

1986-10-26

Joseph DeVillard, Leave It to the Irish

1987-08-28

John Huston, US/Irish actor/director (Maltese Falcon), dies at 81

1988-01-15

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

1988-12-07

Peter Langan, Irish restaurateur (Langans London), dies in fire

1989-03-12

Donovan Pedelty, Irish and Proud of It

1989-12-22

Samuel Beckett, Irish/French writer (Molloy, Nobel 1969), dies at 83

1990-04-13

Ronald Ibbs, Irish actor, dies at 74

1990-05-08

Tomas O'Fiach, [Tomas Seamus Fee], Irish cardinal-archbishop, dies

1990-07-16

Robert Blackburn, Irish educationist (b. 1927)

1991-01-24

John M. Kelly, Irish politician and academic (b. 1931)

1991-04-20

Sean O'Faolain, [J Whelan], Irish writer (Nest of Simple), dies at 91

1992-01-09

William JF "Bill" Naughton, Irish/Brit playwright (Alfie), dies at 81

1992-04-28

Francis Bacon, Irish/British abstract painter, dies at 82

1992-05-13

F. E. McWilliam, Northern Irish sculptor (b. 1909)

1995-05-06

Noel Brotherston, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1956)

1995-06-14

Rory Gallagher, Irish rock guitarist (See Here), dies at 47

1995-12-25

Jimmy Boucher, cricketer (great Irish all-rounder 1929-54), dies

1996-02-11

Bob Shaw, Irish science fiction writer, dies of cancer at 64

1996-02-12

Bob Shaw, Northern Irish novelist (b. 1931)

1996-05-07

Henry Diamond, Irish Nationalist MP, dies at 87

1997-01-31

John Joseph Scanlan, Irish Catholic prelate (b. 1930)

1997-06-19

Kenneth O'Rourke, The Irish in America

1997-12-27

Billy Wright, Irish Protestant paramilitary leader (b. 1960)

1998-02-28

Dermot Morgan, Irish actor and comedian (b. 1952)

1998-06-23

Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress (b. 1911)

1998-09-02

Jackie Blanchflower, Irish footballer (b. 1933)

1998-10-10

Tommy Quaid, Irish hurler (b. 1957)

1999-01-11

Brian Moore, Irish-born writer (b. 1921)

1999-01-28

Markey Robinson, Irish painter (b. 1918)

1999-02-08

Iris Murdoch, Irish author (b. 1919)

1999-04-25

Lord Killanin, Irish International Olympic Committee president (b. 1914)

1999-08-23

James White, Northern Irish writer (b. 1928)

2000-07-02

Joey Dunlop, Irish motorcycle racer (b. 1952)

2001-06-03

Karlyn May, The Irish Gringo

2001-11-29

Mic Christopher, Irish singer and songwriter (b. 1969)

2002-02-01

Irish McCalla, She Demons

2002-02-27

Spike Milligan, Irish comedian (b. 1918)

2002-04-13

Desmond Titterington, Northern Irish racecar driver (b. 1928)

2002-10-17

Derek Bell, Irish harpist (The Chieftans) (b. 1935)

2002-10-25

Richard Harris, Irish actor (A Man Called Horse, This Sporting Life) and singer (MacArthur Park) dies of Hodgkin's disease at 72

2002-12-03

Glenn Quinn, Irish actor (b. 1970)

2003-02-25

Tom O'Higgins, Irish Chief Justice (b. 1916)

2003-03-11

Brian Cleeve, Irish author (b. 1921)

2003-04-26

Max Nicholson, Irish environmentalist (b. 1904)

2003-07-28

Lady Valerie Goulding, Irish politician and activist (b. 1918)

2004-03-02

Cormac McAnallen, Northern Irish Gaelic footballer (b. 1980)

2004-05-11

Mick Doyle, Irish rugby union footballer and coach

2004-06-14

Eamonn McGirr, Irish-born singer and entertainer

2004-10-28

Jimmy McLarnin, Northern Irish-born boxer (b. 1907)

2004-11-16

Margaret Hassan, Irish-born aid worker (b. 1945)

2005-01-07

Eileen Desmond, Irish politician (b. 1932)

2005-02-17

Dan O'Herlihy, Irish actor (b. 1919)

2005-03-10

Dave Allen, Irish comedian (b. 1936)

2005-04-13

Johnny Loughrey, Irish singer (b. 1945)

2005-05-23

Nancy Irish, Over the Hill

2005-06-27

Frank Harte, Traditional Irish Singer and song collector

2005-07-17

Geraldine Fitzgerald, Irish-born actress (b. 1913)

2005-09-08

Noel Cantwell, Irish cricketer and footballer (b. 1932)

2005-10-22

Tony Adams, Irish film producer (b. 1953)

2006-01-01

Hugh McLaughlin, Irish publisher and inventor (b. 1918)

2006-03-28

Proinsias Ó Maonaigh, Irish musician (b. 1922)

2006-05-26

Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish athlete and physician (b. 1919)

2007-01-03

Michael Yeats, Irish Fianna Fáil senator 1961-1981 and son of W.B. Yeats (b. 1921)

2007-01-08

David Ervine, Northern Irish politician (b. 1953)

2007-02-17

Dermot O'Reilly, Irish-born Canadian musician, producer and songwriter (b. 1943)

2007-06-24

Derek Dougan, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1938)

2007-07-25

Lionel Schaen, Irish Christmas

2007-08-01

Tommy Makem, Irish folk singer (b. 1932)

2007-08-21

Siobhan Dowd, British/Irish writer (b. 1960)

2007-09-20

Johnny Gavin, Irish footballer (b. 1928)

2007-10-02

Dan Keating, Irish politician (b. 1902)

2007-11-03

Martin Meehan, Irish republican (b. 1945)

2007-12-06

Katy French, Irish Supermodel and Socialite (b. 1983)

2007-12-11

Christie Hennessy, Irish singer (b. 1945)

2007-12-26

Joe Dolan, Irish singer and entertainer (b. 1943)

2008-01-01

Peter Caffrey, Irish actor (b. 1949)

2008-01-09

William Quinn, Irish Republican Army soldier (b. 1950)

2008-04-12

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

2008-05-09

Nuala O'Faolain, Irish journalist (b. 1942)

2008-05-15

Robert Dunlop, Northern Irish motorcycle racer, younger brother of Joey Dunlop (b. 1960)

2008-07-09

Séamus Brennan, Irish politicain (b. 1948)

2008-09-07

Patsy Irish, Waldo's Last Stand

2009-07-19

Frank McCourt, Irish-American author. (b. 1930)

2009-09-14

Darren Sutherland, Irish boxer (b. 1982)

2009-10-10

Stephen Gately, Irish singer (Boyzone) (b. 1976)

2009-12-03

Richard Todd, Irish-born British actor (b. 1919)

2010-04-30

Gerry Ryan, Irish radio broadcaster (b. 1956)

2010-05-26

Kieran Phelan, Irish senator (b. 1949)

2010-07-24

Alex Higgins, Northern Irish snooker player (b. 1949)

2011-02-06

Gary Moore, Irish musician (b. 1952)

2011-05-19

Garret FitzGerald, Irish politician and former Taoiseach (b. 1926)

2011-05-19

Garret Fitzgerald, Irish Identities

2011-06-10

Brian Lenihan, Jnr, Irish Politician (b. 1959)

2011-07-09

Beverly Whitney, Irish Eyes Are Smiling

2012-01-09

Bridie Gallagher, Irish singer, dies at 87

2012-02-12

David Kelly, Irish actor, dies at 82

2012-03-20

Jim Stynes, Irish Australian rules footballer, dies from cancer at 45

2012-06-23

Alan McDonald, Northern Irish footballer, dies from an apparent heart attack at 48

2012-07-30

Maeve Binchy, Irish novelist, dies at 72

2013-06-05

Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, Irish politician, dies at 80

2013-08-30

Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature)

2013-10-08

Philip Chevron, Irish musician, dies from esophageal cancer at 56

2013-12-14

Peter O'Toole, Irish actor, dies at 81

2015-05-31

Christina Reid, Irish Stew

2016-03-10

Irish Olympian, Jim McNamara dies aged 76

2016-03-16

Glenroe star Robert who 'left lasting legacy for Irish actors' dies aged 88

2016-05-03

Basil Blackshaw Northern Irish Painter Dies Age 83

2016-05-15

Irish golfing great Christy O'Connor Snr dies aged 91

2016-07-01

Leland Bardwell, a leading light of the Irish literary scene, dies aged 94

2017-01-06

Irish Olympic track runner Frank Murphy dies aged 69

2017-01-15

Renowned Irish actor and director Barry Cassin dies, aged 92

2017-10-17

Irish comedian Sean Hughes dies at age 51


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