1907 in Ireland

Events in the year 1907 in Ireland.

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See also:1907 in the United Kingdom
Other events of 1907
List of years in Ireland


Arts and literatureEdit

  • 26 January – Large sections of the audience booed the opening performance of J. M. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World at the Abbey Theatre.
  • 28 January – Another performance of The Playboy of the Western World at the Abbey Theatre was interrupted by the audience who continued to boo, hiss and shout.
  • 4 February – In a public debate at the Abbey Theatre, the poet W. B. Yeats denied trying to suppress audience distaste during a performance of The Playboy of the Western World.
  • May – James Joyce's poems Chamber Music were published.
  • Early – Seven-year-old future author Elizabeth Bowen moved with her mother from Ireland to the south of England.
  • Publication of Padraic Colum's poems Wild Earth.
  • Peadar Kearney and Patrick Heeney wrote A Soldier's Song (with English lyrics); it later became Amhrán na bhFiann (in Irish), the Irish national anthem.[6]
  • Publication of County Cork-born retired Chicago chief of police Francis O'Neill's collection The Dance Music of Ireland.


Association footballEdit

  • International
    16 February – England 1–0 Ireland (in Liverpool)[7]
    23 February – Ireland 2–3 Wales (in Belfast)[7]
    16 March – Scotland 3–0 Ireland (in Glasgow)[7]





  1. ^ Ellis, Samantha (16 April 2003). "The Playboy of the Western World, Dublin, 1907". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 16 May 2008.
  2. ^ a b Pelle, Kimberley D. "Dublin 1907". In Findling, John E. (ed.). Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 190–2. ISBN 978-0-7864-3416-9.
  3. ^ Moody, T. W.; Martin, F. X.; Byrne, J. F. (1982). A New History of Ireland. Ireland: Oxford University Press. p. 379.
  4. ^ Report of the Viceregal Commission appointed to investigate the circumstances of the loss of the regalia of the Order of Saint Patrick, and to inquire whether Sir Arthur Vicars exercised due vigilance and proper care as the custodian thereof (PDF). Command papers. Cd.3906. London: HMSO. 1908. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  5. ^ "The two-day visit of the King and Queen to Ireland". The Times (38383). London. 12 July 1907. p. 9.
  6. ^ Sherry, Ruth (Spring 1996). "The Story of the National Anthem". History Ireland. Dublin. 4 (1): 39–43.
  7. ^ a b c Hayes, Dean (2006). Northern Ireland International Football Facts. Belfast: Appletree Press. p. 159. ISBN 0-86281-874-5.