1913 in Ireland

Events from the year 1913 in Ireland.

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See also:1913 in the United Kingdom
Other events of 1913
List of years in Ireland


Dublin Metropolitan Police break up a union rally on Sackville Street, August 1913
  • 2 September – two tenement houses in Church Street, Dublin, collapse, killing 7 (including 2 children) and leaving 11 families homeless.[4]
  • 3 September – a meeting of 400 employers with William Martin Murphy pledges not to employ any persons who continue to be members of the Irish Transport & General Workers' Union.
  • 7 September – a large meeting in Sackville Street asserts the right of free speech, trade union representation and demands an enquiry into police conduct.
  • 17 September
    • In Newry, Edward Carson says that a Provisional Government will be established in Ulster if Home Rule is introduced.
    • In Dublin, labour unrest grows with a march 5,000 through the city.
  • 27 September – 12,000 Ulster Volunteers parade at the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society's show grounds at Balmoral (Belfast) in protest at the Home Rule Bill.
  • 27 September – in Dublin the food ship, The Hare, arrives bringing forty tons of food raised by British trade unionists.
  • 6 October – an official report on the lockout suggests that workers should be reinstated without having to give a pledge not to join the ITGWU.
  • 16 October – 4,000 men and women march through Dublin in support of James Larkin and the Transport Union.
  • 27 October – James Larkin of the ITGWU is sentenced to seven months in prison for seditious language but released after just over a week.
  • 1 November
  • 10 November – the Dublin Volunteer Corps enrolls over 2,000 men. They declare they will preserve the "civil and religious liberties" of Protestants outside Ulster in the event of Irish Home Rule.
  • 19 November – the Irish Citizen Army is founded by James Larkin, Jack White & James Connolly to protect workers in the general lockout.
  • 25 November – the pro-Home Rule Irish Volunteers are formed at a meeting attended by 4,000 men in Dublin's Rotunda Rink.[6]
  • 28 November – Bonar Law addresses a huge unionist rally in the Theatre Royal in Dublin, declaring that if Home Rule is introduced Ulster will resist and will have the support of his party.

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  • International
    18 January Ireland 0–1 Wales (in Belfast)[9]
    15 February Ireland 2–1 England (in Belfast)[9]
    15 March Ireland 1–2 Scotland (in Dublin)[9]




  1. ^ a b Cottrell, Peter (2009). The War for Ireland, 1913–1923. Oxford: Osprey. p. 14. ISBN 978-1-84603-9966.
  2. ^ "Redmond Bridge". Ask about Ireland. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  3. ^ Yeates, Padraig (2009). "The Dublin 1913 Lockout". History Ireland. 9 (2). Retrieved 19 October 2012.
  4. ^ Curry, James (2 September 2013). "Column: 'A tragedy of the very poor' – Remembering the 1913 Church Street disaster". thejournal.ie. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  5. ^ McGee, Owen (2005). The IRB: The Irish Republican Brotherhood from the Land League to Sinn Féin. Bodmin: MPG Books. p. 354. ISBN 978-1-84682-064-9.
  6. ^ White, Gerry; O’Shea, Brendan (2003). Irish Volunteer Soldiers 1913–23. Oxford: Osprey. p. 8. ISBN 978-1-84176-685-0.
  7. ^ Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.
  8. ^ Collected in Responsibilities, and Other Poems (1916).
  9. ^ a b c Hayes, Dean (2006). Northern Ireland International Football Facts. Belfast: Appletree Press. pp. 161–162. ISBN 0-86281-874-5.