1855 in Ireland
Events from the year 1855 in Ireland.
|See also:||1855 in the United Kingdom|
Other events of 1855
List of years in Ireland
- 5 April – opening of Boyne Viaduct at Drogheda by the Dublin and Belfast Junction Railway completes permanent through rail communication between the two principal cities of Ireland.
- October – Charles Gavan Duffy, founder of the Tenant Right League, emigrates to Australia.
- Charlemont Bridge over the River Blackwater, between Moy and Charlemont is constructed.
- The Roman Catholic St Mary's Cathedral, Killarney, is completed.
- Dublin Zoo buys its first pair of lions.
Arts and literatureEdit
- 17 May – Timothy Michael Healy, Nationalist politician, journalist, author, barrister and first Governor-General of the Irish Free State (died 1931).
- 17 August – Andrew Jameson, public servant, businessman and Seanad member (died 1941).
- 25 August – Paddy Glynn, Attorney General of Australia and Minister for External Affairs (died 1931).
- 11 September – William Mulholland, water service engineer in Southern California (died 1935).
- Share, Bernard, ed. (2005). Crossing the Boyne: the great Viaduct 1855–2005. Drogheda: Iarnród Éireann; Old Drogheda Society.
- Moody, T.W.; Martin, F.X., eds. (1967). The Course of Irish History. Cork: Mercier Press. p. 376.
- .Edward Bromhead – Oxford Biographical Index entry