1909 in Ireland
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Events in the year 1909 in Ireland.
|See also:||1909 in the United Kingdom|
Other events of 1909
List of years in Ireland
- 31 October – The Royal University of Ireland was dissolved.
- 14 December – Ernest Shackleton delivered a lecture entitled Nearest the South Pole in the large hall of the National University in Dublin.
- 31 December – Harry Ferguson became the first person to fly an aircraft in Ireland, in a monoplane he designed and built himself.
- The Mater Infirmorum Hospital in Belfast was officially recognised as a university teaching hospital.
- Fieldwork for the multidisciplinary Clare Island Survey commenced under the direction of Robert Lloyd Praeger.
Arts and literatureEdit
- 1 April – Lennox Robinson's first play, The Cross Roads, was performed at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin; he became the theatre manager later in the year.
- 22 July – Widowed Irish painter John Lavery married Irish American painter Hazel Martyn.
- 20 August – The tenor Enrico Caruso performed at the Theatre Royal in Dublin.
- 20 December – The first dedicated cinema in Ireland, the Volta Cinematograph, opened in Dublin under the management of writer James Joyce.
- Herbert Hughes' collection of folk songs, Irish Country Songs, was published, including "She Moved Through the Fair" with words largely composed by Padraic Colum.
- Ella Young's first work of Irish folklore, The Coming of Lugh, was published.
- 9 January – Patrick Peyton, priest who promoted the Rosary (died 1992).
- 30 January – George Crothers, cricketer (died 1982 in Northern Ireland).
- 1 February – Timothy McAuliffe, Labour Party politician (died 1985).
- 8 March – Francis MacManus, novelist (died 1965).
- 3 April – Knox Cunningham, barrister, businessman, and Ulster Unionist politician (died 1976).
- 19 April – Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander, cryptanalyst, chess player, and chess writer (died 1974).
- 24 April –
- 30 April – F. E. McWilliam, sculptor (died 1992).
- 4 June – Robert Dudley Edwards, historian (died 1988).
- 7 July – Cecilia Thackaberry, Presentation Sisters nun, killed in Nigeria performing relief work (died 1969).
- 24 July – Geoffrey Bing, lawyer and Labour politician in UK (died 1977 in Northern Ireland).
- 31 July – Martin White, Kilkenny hurler (died 2011).
- 1 August – W. R. Rodgers, writer, broadcaster, teacher, and Presbyterian minister (died 1969).
- 4 October – Paddy Moore, association football player (died 1951).
- 7 October – Michael O'Neill, nationalist politician and Member of Parliament (MP) (died 1976).
- 20 October – James Patrick Scully, awarded George Cross for valour in 1941 in Liverpool in rescuing people from a bomb damaged building.
- 28 October – Francis Bacon, painter (died 1992).
- 4 November – Sir Basil Goulding, 3rd Baronet, cricketer, squash player, and art collector (died 1982).
- 29 November – James Auchmuty, historian (died 1981).
- Full date unknown
- 10 January – John Conness, United States Senator from California 1863–1869 (born 1821).
- 4 February – James Lynam Molloy, poet, songwriter, and composer (born 1837).
- 3 March – Bishop Richard Owens, Bishop of Clogher 1894–1909 (born 1840).
- 19 March – Charles Guilfoyle Doran, Clerk of Works at St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh (born 1835).
- 24 March – William Lundon, Irish Parliamentary Party MP (born 1839).
- 24 March – John Millington Synge, author and playwright (Hodgkin's disease).
- 4 April – Sir Theobald Burke, 13th Baronet (born 1833).
- 22 May – Sir Rowland Blennerhassett, 4th Baronet, Liberal Party MP (born 1839).
- 3 June – Charlotte Grace O'Brien, political and social activist, writer, and plant collector (born 1845).
- 15 July – George Tyrrell, expelled Jesuit priest and Modernist Catholic scholar (born 1861).
- 1 December – William Joseph Corbet, nationalist politician and MP (born 1824).
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- Hayes, Dean (2006). Northern Ireland International Football Facts. Belfast: Appletree Press. p. 1. ISBN 0-86281-874-5.
- Dutton, David (6 April 2002). "Obituary: David Quinn". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 January 2018.