1906 in Ireland
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Other events of 1906
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1906 in Ireland.
- 4 January - Irish Parliamentary Party Member of Parliament, William O'Brien, calls on nationalists to extract the maximum concessions for Ireland from every English government.
- 16 May - Temperance reformers meet with the Lord-Lieutenant, seeking Sunday closing for all public houses, earlier closing on Saturdays and a reduction of licences throughout the country.
- 1 August - The Catholic Hierarchy rules out any scheme for mixed education at Trinity College Dublin.
- 7 August - Douglas Hyde is awarded the freedom of Dublin.
- 8 August - A Parisian court cannot grant a divorce to Maud Gonne and John MacBride. A separation is granted and she is given custody of their son, Seán MacBride.
- Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast is completed, laying claim to being the first air conditioned building in the world.
- Work on the building of Belfast City Hall is completed.
- Alice Perry becomes the first woman to graduate with a degree in civil engineering in the British Isles, at Queen's College, Galway, and is appointed in December as acting county surveyor for Galway.
Arts and literature
- 'Æ' (George William Russell) publishes his poetry collection By Still Waters.
- Douglas Hyde edits and translates into English from Gaelic The Religious Songs of Connacht.
- W. B. Yeats publishes his Poems, 1899-1905.
- Ella Young publishes her first book of verse, Poems.
- 22 April–2 May - In the Intercalated Games in Athens, Peter O'Connor beats Con Leahy to win Gold in the hop, step and jump, and also takes Silver in the long jump. At the ceremony to mark the latter event, O'Connor scales a flagpole and hoists an Erin Go Bragh flag in protest at being put on the British team.
- 4 February - Letitia Dunbar-Harrison, librarian (died 1994).
- 13 April - Samuel Beckett, Nobel Prize in Literature 1969, playwright, novelist and poet (died 1989).
- 24 May - John Joseph Scanlan, second Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu (died 1997).
- 19 July - Hugh T. Baker, cricketer (died 1989).
- 11 August - James Graham, cricketer (died 1942).
- 28 September - William Hare, 5th Earl of Listowel, peer and Labour politician (died 1997).
- 28 September - Lawrence Parsons, 6th Earl of Rosse (d. c.1979).
- 22 October - Charles Lynch, pianist (died 1984).
- 10 December - Padraig Marrinan, artist (died 1975).
- 2 March - Ellen Mary Clerke, author, journalist, poet and science writer (born 1840).
- 30 May - Michael Davitt, republican, nationalist agrarian agitator, social campaigner, labour leader and Irish National Land League founder (born 1846).
- 21 October - Edward James Saunderson, leader of the Irish Unionist Party in the British House of Commons (born 1837).
- 10 November - John Richardson Wigham, lighting engineer (born 1829 in Scotland).
- 27 November - Michael Cusack, founder of the Gaelic Athletic Association (born 1847).
- John Drummond, early settler and explorer in Western Australia, first Inspector of Native Police there (born 1816).
- "Alice Perry". Institution of Engineers of Ireland. Retrieved 2011-11-24.
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- Preminger, Alex; Brogan, T. V. F. et al. (ed.), ed. (1993). "Anthologies in English and Translations from Gaelic". The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. Princeton University Press; MJF Books. p. 633.
- Hayes, Dean (2006). Northern Ireland International Football Facts. Belfast: Appletree Press. p. 159. ISBN 0-86281-874-5.