1880s in Wales

This article is about the particular significance of the decade 1880–1889 to Wales and its people.

1870s | 1890s | Other years in Wales
Other events of the decade

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National Eisteddfod of Wales

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  • 1881 – Welsh Rugby Union is formed.
  • 1884 – The Cardiff Arms Park hosts its first rugby international (between Wales and Ireland).
  • 1889 – In a football match between Wales and Scotland at Wrexham, the referee allows the injured Welsh goalkeeper to be replaced – the first ever substitution in a soccer match.

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