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Irish Heritage Important Dates

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IRISH HERITAGE DATES OF RELEVANCE FOR IRISH & ANCESTRAL IRISH PEOPLE

432 ......Traditional date of St Patrick’s mission to Ireland. Feast day 17th March

493 ...... Reputed date of St Patrick’s death (Wednesday 17th March)

546 ....... Derry founded by St. Colum

547/8 .... Clonmacnoise, Co. Westmeath founded by St. Ciaran (Now established visitor Centre)

550 ........ Irish Laws committed to writing

668 ........ Conversion from tribalism to polity

698/700 .. 3 year devastating Irish Famine

795 ......... First Viking raids on Irish soil

837/76 .... Ireland now over run with Vikings

922 ........ Limerick city founded

1028 .......Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, founded by Sitric and Dunan who was the reputed first Bishop of Dublin

1155 ........ Henry II proposes invasion of Ireland but defeated

1170 ........ Dublin captured by Norman Allies

1224 ........ First Francisan Foundations at Youghal and Cork

1331 ......... A decree for Irish Government to have one law for Irish and anglo Irish

1487 ......... Firearms used on Irish soil for first time

1549 ......... English act prescribed use of ‘Book of Common Prayer’ for Ireland

1571 ......... Irish Language in first print run

1610 ......... English and Scottish settlers arrive in Ulster

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1649 ......... On 15th August Oliver Cromwell arrives in Dublin

1652 ......... Confiscation of Irish Lands by Cromwellians

1681 ......... Oliver Plunkett executed in London on 1stJuly

1690 ........ William III defeated James II at Battle of the Boyne

1695 ........ Penal Laws instigated against Irish Catholics

1729 ......... New Parliament buildings of College Green, Dublin used for the first time

1783 ......... British Act records right of Irish parliament for Ireland and its courts.

1801 ......... The Union with Great Britain begins on the 1st January

1808 ......... Christian Brothers founded by Edmund Rice at Waterford

1817 ......... Epidemic of Typhus cause over 50,000 Irish deaths

1820 ....... Between 1820 and 1945, 4.5 million Irishmen, women and children emigrated to the USA

1826 ....... Currency Act Permits assimilation of Irish Currency with Britain.

1828 ........ Daniel O’ Connell elected M .P. for Clare

1838 ........ Fr Matthew establishes Total Abstinence Movement

1845/47 .... The great Irish Famine created a major decline in population from 8 million in 1841 to 6.6 million in 1851.Over 1 million died during the Famine years and a                           further million emigrated.

                   By 1911 Ireland’s population declined to 4.4 million

1849 ......... Queens Colleges opened at Belfast, Cork and Galway

1858 ........ Irish Republican Brotherhood founded by James Stephens

1859 ......... First edition of Irish Times newspaper

1866 ......... Archbishop Cullen becomes first   Irishman to be ordained a Cardinal

1867 ........ Execution of Manchester Martyrs, Allen, Larkin,and O’Brien

1872 ....... Sectarian rioting on Belfast streets

1879 ........ Irish National Land League founded in Dublin

1880 ........ Capt. Boycott, Co. Mayo boycotted in historic event

1884 .........Gaelic Athletic Association founded at Hayes Hotel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

1893 ..........Gaelic League founded

1896 ...........Irish Socialist republican party founded

1908 ...........Irish Transport & General Workers Union founded

1915 .......... Lusitania sinks off Kinsale, Co. Cork

1916 ......... Padraig Pearse leads Easter Rising at GPO Dublin. 15 Leaders of Easter Rising executed (3 - 12 May) Roger Casement executed (3 August)

1918 ........ M V Leinster sunk by German submarine- over 500 drowned.                    

                 Countess Markievioz, Sinn Fein M. P. First woman elected to House of Commons.

                Sinn Fein win Irish general electon

1919 ..... War of Independence commences. Sinn Fein creates Dail Eireann and adopts provisional constitution.

               Eamonn De Valera elected president of Sinn Fein and Dail decrees that all volunteers must swear allegiance to Irish Republic Army (I R A)

1920 ... Notorious British Black and Tans make their entry to Ireland

1921 .....Anglo Irish Treaty signed on the 6th December in London and decrees six northern counties remain under British rule.

1922 ... Treaty Approved By Dáil and civil war begins.

             Michael Collins shot dead at Beal na Blath,Crookstown,Co.Cork on the 22 nd August.

1923 ..... Civil War Ends

1937 ......New Irish Constitution takes effect

1938 ......Douglas Hyde becomes first President of Eire on the 25th June

1945 ......Sean T. O’ Kelly elected President on the 16th June

1949 ..... Ireland becomes a republic on the 18th April

1955 ..... Ireland join the League of United Nations on the 14th December

1956 .... Ronnie Delaney wins Olympic Gold Medal at Melbourne in one mile event

1959 .....Eamon De Valera suceeds Sean T.O’Kelly as President Of Ireland on the 17th June.

              Sean Lemass becomes Taoiseach on the 23rd June in succession to Eamonn De Valera

1960 .... Government Act establishes national broadcasting authority (Radio Eireann) to oversee a radio and television service for Ireland.

Irish Army troops sent to Congo on the 27th July to assist UN troops

1961 .... Ireland applied for membership of EEC on the 1st August.

National Television Service launched on the 31st December

1962 ... RTE’s ‘Late Late Show inaugarted on the 6th July

1963 ...... President John F Kennedy visited Ireland

1964 ..... Irish army troops sent to Cyprus

1965 ..... Sean Lemass visits Terence O’Neill in Belfast

1966 ..... Nelson Pillar, O’Connell Street, Dublin wrecked in explosion.

              18 year old catholic barman, Peter Ward shot dead in Belfast on 26th June

1971 .....On the 15th February, Ireland’s old currency of pounds, shillings and pence changed to decimalisation.

 

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