1900 in Ireland
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Events in the year 1900 in Ireland.
|See also:||1900 in the United Kingdom|
Other events of 1900
List of years in Ireland
- 16 January – Three lion cubs reared by an Irish red setter went on view at Dublin Zoo.
- 17 January – The different sections of the Nationalist Party met in the Dublin Mansion House's Oak Room to promote national unity.
- 6 February – The Irish National League and Irish National Federation re-united within the Irish Parliamentary Party, with John Redmond elected as compromise chairman.
- 28 February – Unofficial figures showed that the Royal Dublin Fusiliers suffered the most in the Second Boer War.
- 12 March – The 45th Company of the Imperial Yeomanry left Dublin for service in South Africa.
- 17 March – In celebration of Saint Patrick's Day, the Lord Lieutenant (Earl Cadogan), accompanied by his staff, reviewed a military display in the yard of Dublin Castle, followed by dinner and a ball in Saint Patrick's Hall that evening.
- 1 April – The Irish Guards regiment of the British Army was formed by order of Queen Victoria to honour the Irish troops fighting in the Boer War for the British Empire.
- 4 April – Queen Victoria arrived at Kingstown and travelled to Dublin where she was greeted by the Lord Mayor and members of the Corporation.
- 7 April – 52,000 children greeted Queen Victoria at the Phoenix Park in Dublin.
- 23 April – At a meeting in Loughrea, County Galway, Douglas Hyde complained of the rapid anglicisation of the country and the loss of the Irish language.
- 11 May – Edward Carson became Solicitor General for England and Wales and was knighted.
- 13 May – The rift in the Irish Parliamentary Party was healed as John Dillon and John Redmond shared a platform for the first time in ten years.
- 5 July – The British War Office issued a list of Irish prisoners of the Boers from the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers. It named 473 men from eight companies.
- 30 November – Oscar Wilde, poet and playwright, died in poverty in Paris aged 46.
- 31 December – Ceremonies all over the country marked the closing of the 19th century and the dawning of the 20th.
- Richard J. Ussher and Robert Warren published The Birds of Ireland in London.
Arts and literatureEdit
- The Irish Literary Theatre staged three plays at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin with an English company: Edward Martyn's Maeve; Alice Milligan's The Last Feast of the Fianna; and George Moore's satirical The Bending of the Bough: a comedy in five acts (an adaptation of his cousin Martyn's The Tale of a Town).
- 'Moira O'Neill' published Songs of the Glens of Antrim.
- Derry Celtic is founded and joins the Irish Football League.
- 10 January – Harry Kernoff, artist (died 1974).
- 19 January – Frank Devlin, badminton player (died 1988).
- January – Michael Donnellan, founder of the Clann na Talmhan party and Teachta Dála (TD) (died 1964).
- 4 February – Robert Edgeworth-Johnstone, chemical engineer (died 1994 in France)
- 16 February – John Stewart Collis, writer and pioneer ecologist (died 1984) and his twin Robert Collis, physician and writer (died 1975).
- 22 February – Seán Ó Faoláin, short story writer (died 1991).
- 27 February – James Ennis, cricketer (died 1976).
- 1 March – Nano Reid, painter (died 1981).
- 6 March – Mark Deering, Fine Gael party TD (died 1972).
- 25 May – John Hunt, expert on mediaeval art (died 1976).
- 10 July – Paul Vincent Carroll, dramatist (died 1968).
- 17 July – Paddy Smith, Fianna Fáil party TD and longest-serving member of Dáil Éireann (54 years) (died 1982).
- 22 July – Michael Davern, Fianna Fáil TD for Tipperary South 1948–1965 (died 1973).
- 20 August – Seosamh Mac Grianna, writer (died 1990).
- 26 August – Eudie Coughlan, Cork hurler (died 1987).
- 2 October – Hubert Butler, writer and historian (died 1991).
- 18 October – Sarah Makem, traditional singer (died 1983).
- 23 October
- 27 October – Peter Kerley, radiologist (died 1979).
- October – Frank Ryan, tenor (died 1965).
- 2 November – William Norton, Labour party leader, TD and Cabinet minister (died 1963).
- 19 November – Pamela Hinkson, writer (died 1982).
- 4 December – Tom Farquharson, association football player (died 1970).
- 23 December – Noel Purcell, actor (died 1985).
- Full date unknown – John Doherty, fiddle player (died 1980).
- 19 January – William Larminie, poet and folklorist (born 1849).
- 23 January – Abraham Boulger, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1857 at Lucknow, India (born 1835).
- 23 January – James Pearson, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1858 at Jhansi, India (born 1822).
- 7 March – Thomas Preston, scientist (born 1860).
- 16 March – Frederick William Burton, painter (born 1816).
- 22 March – Thomas Murphy, recipient of the Victoria Cross for bravery at sea in saving life in a storm off the Andaman Islands in 1867 (born 1839).
- 26 April – John Hawkins Hagarty, lawyer, teacher and judge in Canada (born 1816).
- 2 July – Thomas Farrell, sculptor (born 1827).
- 12 November – Marcus Daly, businessman in America (born 1841).
- 30 November – Oscar Wilde, playwright, novelist, poet (born 1854).
- 14 December – Paddy Ryan, boxer (born 1851).
- Full date unknown – Thomas Workman, entomologist and arachnologist (born 1843).
- Bartlett, Thomas; Jeffery, Keith (1997). A Military History of Ireland. Cambridge University Press. p. 380. ISBN 0-521-62989-6. Retrieved 3 November 2010.
- "103 Years of the Irish Guards". Irish Guards. Archived from the original on 8 November 2015.
- Stewart, A. T. Q. (1981). Edward Carson. Gill's Irish Lives. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. ISBN 0-7171-1075-3.
- "Richard J. Ussher and "The Birds of Ireland"". Ask about Ireland. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
- Hayes, Dean (2006). Northern Ireland International Football Facts. Belfast: Appletree Press. p. 156. ISBN 0-86281-874-5.