1905 in Ireland

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1905
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Ireland
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See also: 1905 in the United Kingdom
Other events of 1905
List of years in Ireland

Events from the year 1905 in Ireland.

Events[edit]

  • 9 January - The Lillebonne, the largest vessel ever constructed in Dublin, is successfully launched in the North Wall Yard.
  • 16 February - At the Royal Navy's Haulbowline base, explosions on board HM Submarine A5 due to petrol fumes after refuelling kill six of the eleven crew.
  • 6 March - The obligation of the Post Office in regard to letters addressed in Irish is raised in the British House of Commons. The debate arises because the GPO in Dublin returned parcels addressed in Irish by the Gaelic League.
  • 29 May - Statistics for Ireland in 1904 show that nearly 37,000 people emigrated. Since 1851 almost 4 million people have left the island.
  • 7 July - The Drunkenness (Ireland) Bill is debated in the British House of Commons. Irish Members of Parliament criticise the bill on the grounds that it is offensive.
  • 28 November - Founding of Sinn Féin.
  • Church House in Belfast is built, home to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.[1]

Arts and literature[edit]

Sport[edit]

Football[edit]

  • International
25 February - England 1 - 1 Ireland (in Middlesbrough)[2]
18 March Scotland 4 - 0 Ireland (in Glasgow)[2]
8 April Ireland 2 - 2 Wales (in Belfast)[2]
Winners: Glentoran
Winners: Distillery 3 - 0 Shelbourne

Gaelic Games[edit]

  • The All-Ireland Champions are Kilkenny (hurling) and Kildare (football)

Births[edit]

Full date unknown[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Church House and Assembly Buildings". About the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. Presbyterian Church in Ireland. Retrieved 2012-07-27. 
  2. ^ a b c Hayes, Dean (2006). Northern Ireland International Football Facts. Belfast: Appletree Press. p. 158. ISBN 0-86281-874-5.