1872 in Ireland
Events from the year 1872 in Ireland.
|See also:||1872 in the United Kingdom|
Other events of 1872
List of years in Ireland
- Party Processions Acts repealed.
- Summer – about 30,000 Nationalists hold a demonstration at Hannahstown near Belfast, campaigning for the release of Fenian prisoners, but leading to another series of riots between Catholics and Protestants in the city.
- 23 November – 1872 Londonderry City by-election, the first Irish election to the Parliament of the UK held by secret ballot. The seat is won from the Liberal Party by the Irish Conservative Party's Charles Lewis.
- Ulster Hospital for Women and Sick Children is opened in Chichester Street, Belfast.
Arts and literatureEdit
- Samuel Ferguson publishes his long poem Congal.
- Sheridan Le Fanu publishes his short-story collection In a Glass Darkly including the vampire novella Carmilla.
- Charles Lever publishes his last novel Lord Kilgobbin, "a tale of Ireland in our own time" (serialisation concludes and publication in book form).
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- 14 February – Tom Ross, cricketer (died 1947).
- 31 March – Arthur Griffith, founder and third leader of Sinn Féin, served as President of Dáil Éireann (died 1922).
- 26 April – William Cunningham Deane-Tanner, later William Desmond Taylor, film director in United States (murdered 1922).
- 13 June – Blayney Hamilton, cricketer (died 1946).
- 4/7 July – John J. O'Kelly, politician, author and publisher, president of the Gaelic League and Sinn Féin (died 1957).
- 16 July – George Henry Morris, soldier, first commanding officer to lead an Irish Guards battalion into battle (killed in action 1914).
- 23 July – John J. McGrath, Democrat U.S. Representative from California (died 1951).
- 13 August – Robert Johnston, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1899 at the Battle of Elandslaagte, South Africa (died 1950).
- 4 September – James Magee, cricketer (died 1949).
- 23 September – Dan Comyn, cricketer (died 1949).
- 20 October – Seán O'Mahony, Sinn Féin MP (died 1934).
- 24 October – Peter O'Connor, athlete (born in Millom, England) (died 1957)
- 13 November – John M. Lyle, architect in Canada (died 1945).
- 28 November – Ethel Hobday, pianist (died 1947).
- Undated – Patrick R. Chalmers, writer (died 1942).
- 22 January – Valentine McMaster, Scottish military surgeon, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1857 at the Siege of Lucknow, India (born 1834 in British India).
- 8 February – Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo, statesman, three times Chief Secretary for Ireland, Viceroy of India, assassinated (born 1822).
- 1 June – Charles Lever, novelist (born 1806).
- 18 October – Michael O'Connor, first Catholic Bishop of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, first Catholic Bishop of Erie, Jesuit (born 1810).
- 23 November – Joseph Ward, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1858 at Gwalior, India (born 1832).
- 6 December – James Byrne, recipient of the Victoria Cross (born 1822).
- "Parades and Marches – Chronology 2: Historical Dates and Events". Conflict Archive on the Internet (CAIN). Retrieved 28 January 2010.