1915 in Ireland
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Other events of 1915
List of years in Ireland
- 4 April - 25,000 National Volunteers assemble at the Phoenix Park, Dublin. John Redmond takes the salute from under the statue of Charles Stewart Parnell on Sackville Street.
- 5 April - At the National Volunteers convention at the Mansion House, Dublin, John Redmond praises their response to World War I.
- 7 May - Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 about 11 miles (18 km) off Old Head of Kinsale, County Cork, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool, among them the Irish-born art dealer and benefactor Sir Hugh Lane and Irish composer and conductor T. O'Brien Butler.
- 25 May - The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom forms the Second Asquith ministry, a national wartime coalition government of twelve Liberals, eight Unionists and one Labour member. In Dublin the Irish Parliamentary Party approves John Redmond's decision not to join.
- 29 July - Republicans, led by Patrick Pearse, take over the Gaelic League at its Dundalk conference. Douglas Hyde resigns as its President.
- 1 August - O'Donovan Rossa is buried at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin, and Pearse delivers the graveside oration.
- 26 December - The Irish Republican Brotherhood Military Council decides to stage an Easter Rising in 1916.
Arts and literature
- Francis Ledwidge's poems Songs of the Fields published.
- James Stephens' poems The Adventures of Seumas Beg: the Rocky Road to Dublin and Songs from the Clay are published.
- Helen Waddell's first play, The Spoiled Buddha, is performed at the Opera House, Belfast, by the Ulster Literary Society.
- The first dramatic film made in Ireland, Fun at Finglas Fair, is directed by F. J. McCormick. It is never released as all prints are destroyed in the Easter Rising.
- Winners: Belfast Celtic
- 11 January - Paddy Mayne, international rugby union footballer and decorated soldier (died 1955).
- 13 January - Kit Ahern, former Fianna Fáil TD (died 2007).
- 21 January - Andy O'Brien, Fine Gael senator from County Cavan (died 2006).
- 25 January - Liam Cunningham, Fianna Fáil TD (died 1976).
- 7 February - Mark Clinton, Fine Gael TD, former Minister for Agriculture and MEP (died 2001).
- 15 February - Sam Kydd, actor (died 1982).
- 15 March - Micho Russell, tin whistle player and collector of traditional music and folklore (died 1994).
- 9 April - Leonard Wibberley, author (died 1983).
- 3 May - Walter Macken, novelist, dramatist and actor (died 1967).
- 17 May - Oisín Kelly, sculptor (died 1981).
- 6 August - Tom O'Reilly, Cavan gaelic footballer and independent TD for Cavan 1944–1948 (died 1995)
- 18 September - James Tully, former Labour Party TD and Cabinet Minister (died 1992).
- 7 November - Bill Hayes, soccer player (died 1987).
- 20 December - Noel Browne, politician and former Cabinet Minister (died 1997).
Full date unknown
- John Graham, Irish Republican Army activist in the 1940s (died 1997).
- George Harrison, member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army and alleged gun-runner (died 2004).
- Jim Young, Cork hurler (died 1992).
- Willie Murphy, Cork hurler (died 1977).
January to June
- 20 January - Arthur Guinness, 1st Baron Ardilaun, businessman, politician, and philanthropist (born 1840).
- 26 January - Michael Sullivan, physician, professor and politician in Canada (born 1838).
- 28 January - David Dickson Rogers, politician in Ontario (born 1845).
- 14 February - Cornelius Coughlan, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1857 at Delhi, India (born 1828).
- 24 April - Frederick William Hall, soldier, posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1915 during the Second Battle of Ypres in Belgium (born 1885).
- 7 May - Hugh Lane, established Dublin's Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, died on board the RMS Lusitania (born 1875).
- 29 June - Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa, Fenian leader (born 1831).
July to December
- 2 August - William Abraham, Irish Nationalist MP (born 1840).
- 21 August - Gerald Robert O'Sullivan, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1915 at Gallipoli, Turkey (born 1888).
- 21 August - Thomas Pakenham, 5th Earl of Longford, peer and soldier (born 1864).
- 25 September - Joseph Lynch, cricketer (born 1880).
- 10 October - Albert Cashier, soldier in the Union Army during the American Civil War, physically female, but lived as a man (born 1843).
- 21 December - Violet Florence Martin, author (born 1862).