1900 in Ireland

1900 in Ireland


*January 16 - Three lion cubs reared by an Irish red setter go on view at Dublin Zoo
*January 17 - The different sections of the Nationalist Party meet in the Mansion House's Oak Room to promote national unity.
*February 28 - Unofficial figures show that the Irish Fusiliers suffered the most in the Second Boer War .
*March 12 - The 45th Company of the Imperial Yeomanry leave Dublin for service in South Africa.
*March 17 - Queen Victoria celebrates St. Patrick's Day in Windsor Castle. She pays tribute to Irish soldiers serving in South Africa.
*April 4 - Queen Victoria arrives at Kingstown and travels to Dublin where she is greeted by the Lord Mayor and members of the Corporation.
*April 7 - 52,000 children greet Queen Victoria at the Phoenix Park in Dublin.
*April 23 - At a meeting in Loughrea Douglas Hyde complains of the rapid Anglicisation of the country and the loss of the language.
*May 13 - The rift in the Irish Parliamentary Party is healed as John Dillon and John Redmond share a platform for the first time in 10 years.
*July 5 - The British War Office issues a list of Irish prisoners from the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers. It names 473 men from 8 companies.
*November 30 - Oscar Wilde, dramatist and wit, dies in poverty in Paris aged 46.
*December 31 - There are special ceremonies all over the country to mark the closing of the 19th Century and the dawning of the 20th Century.
*Edward Carson becomes Solicitor General for England and Wales and is knighted. ["Edward Carson". A.T.Q. Stewart, Gill’s Irish Lives, Gill & Macmillan, Dublin 1981]

Arts and literature



*International::24 February Wales 2 - 0 Ireland (in Llandudno)cite book | last=Hayes, Dean| year=2006 |title=Northern Ireland International Football Facts | publisher=Appletree Press | location= Belfast | pages=p 156|isbn=0-86281-874-5] ::3 March Ireland 0 - 2 Scotland (in Belfast)::17 March Ireland 0 - 2 England (in Dublin). International match played for the first time in Dublin.

*Irish League::Winners: Belfast Celtic

*Irish Cup::Winners: Cliftonville 2 - 1 Bohemians

*Derry Celtic is founded and joins the Irish Football League.


January to June

*10 January - Harry Kernoff, artist (d.1974).
*19 January - Frank Devlin, badminton player (d.1988).
*January - Michael Donnellan, founder of Clann na Talmhan and TD (d.1964).
*22 February - Sean O'Faolain, short story writer (d.1991).
*27 February - James Ennis, cricketer (d.1976).
*25 May - John Hunt, expert on mediaeval art.

July to December

*10 July - Paul Carroll, playwright.
*17 July - Paddy Smith, Fianna Fáil TD and longest-serving member of Dáil Éireann (54 years) (d.1982).
*22 July - Michael Davern, Fianna Fáil TD for Tipperary South 1948–1965. (d.1973)
*2 October - Hubert Butler, writer and historian (d.1991).
*18 October - Sarah Makem, traditional singer (d.1983).
*23 October - Paddy Ahern, Cork hurler (d.1971).
*19 November - Pamela Hinkson, writer.
*4 December - Tom Farquharson, soccer player (d.1970).
*23 December - Noel Purcell, actor (d.1985).

Full date unknown

*William Robert Fitzgerald Collis, physician and writer (d.1975).
*Eudie Coughlan, Cork hurler (d.1987).
*Peter Kerley, radiologist (d.1978).
*Seosamh Mac Grianna, writer (d.1990).
*William Norton, Labour Party (Ireland) leader, TD and Cabinet Minister (d.1963).


*19 January - William Larminie, poet and folklorist (b.1849).
*23 January - Abraham Boulger, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1857 at Lucknow, India (b.1835).
*23 January - James Pearson, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1858 at Jhansi, India (b.1822).
*16 March - Frederick William Burton, painter (b.1816).
*22 March - Thomas Murphy, recipient of the Victoria Cross for bravery at sea in saving life in a storm off the Andaman Islands in 1867 (b.1839).
*27 April - John Hawkins Hagarty, lawyer, teacher and judge in Canada (b.1816).
*12 November - Marcus Daly, businessman in America (b.1841).
*30 November -Oscar Wilde, playwright, novelist, poet (b.1854).
*14 December - Paddy Ryan, boxer (b. 1851).

Full date unknown

*Thomas Workman, entomologist and arachnologist (b.1844).


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