1895 in Ireland
- 22 March - The burned body of Bridget Cleary is discovered in County Tipperary; her husband, Michael, is subsequently convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter, his defence being a belief that he had killed a changeling left in his wife's place after she had been abducted by fairies.
- 3 April - Wilde v Queensberry: Oscar Wilde launches a criminal libel case in London against the Marquess of Queensberry, who is defended by Edward Carson. Wilde loses the case.
- 25 May - Regina v. Wilde: Oscar Wilde is convicted of gross indecency and sentenced to two years' hard labour.
- 7 August - United Kingdom general election
- 23 December - Grand Opera House in Belfast is opened.
- 24 December - Kingstown Lifeboat Disaster: The Kingstown Life-boat capsizes on service: all fifteen crew are lost.
- Belfast Botanic Gardens becomes a public park when Belfast Corporation purchases the gardens from the Belfast Botanical and Horticultural Society.
Arts and literature
- Winners: Linfield
- 8 January - John Moyney, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1917 north of Broembeek, Belgium (died 1980).
- March - Joe Murphy, member of Irish Republican Army, died on 76 day hunger strike during the Irish War of Independence (died 1920).
- 25 May - Liam Mellowes, Sinn Féin politician, member of 1st Dáil. Executed in Mountjoy Jail (died 1922).
- 16 June - Warren Lewis, soldier and historian, brother of C. S. Lewis (died 1973).
- 28 July - John Charles McQuaid, Catholic Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland (died 1973).
- 3 August - James Samuel Emerson, soldier, posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1917 on the Hindenburg Line north of La Vacquerie, France (died 1917).
- 3 October - Phelim Calleary, Fianna Fáil TD (died 1974).
- 10 December - Moyna Macgill, stage and film actress, mother of Angela Lansbury (died 1975).
Full date unknown
- 5 February - Robert Montresor Rogers, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1860 at the Taku Forts, China (born 1834).
- 11 May - Patrick Carlin, Victoria Cross recipient for gallantry in 1858 in India (born 1832).
- 14 August - Thomas Hovenden, artist and teacher (born 1840).
- 12 October - Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander, hymn-writer and poet (born 1818).
- 26 November - George Edward Dobson, zoologist, photographer and army surgeon (born 1848).
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