1880 in Ireland
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|See also:||1880 in the United Kingdom|
Other events of 1880
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1880 in Ireland.
- 2 February – Charles Stewart Parnell addresses the United States Congress.
- 31 March – 27 April – United Kingdom general election in Ireland produces a majority for the Irish Parliamentary Party in Irish seats.
- 27 April – charter founding the Royal University of Ireland, allowing the Catholic University of Ireland to re-form as University College Dublin.
- 17 May – Parnell elected chairman of the Irish Parliamentary Party.
- May – Irish National Land League of the United States founded.
- September – November: "Boycotting" of Captain Charles Boycott.
- 18 October – Ballycastle Railway opened between Ballymoney and Ballycastle.
- December – trial of Parnell and others for conspiracy begins.
- English heiress and philanthropist Angela Burdett-Coutts, 1st Baroness Burdett-Coutts, offers to advance £250,000 to the authorities for the supply of seed potatoes in the west of Ireland, forcing the government to take action itself.
- St Stephen's Green, Dublin, opened as a public park.
Arts and literature
- 9 February – the Theatre Royal, Dublin, burns to the ground.
- 18 November – Irish Football Association is founded at the Queen's Hotel, Belfast.
- Irish Cup knock-out competition instituted on an all-Ireland basis.
- 3 January – Francis Browne, Jesuit priest and photographer (died 1960).
- 6 January – John McKenna, traditional flute player (died 1947 in the United States)
- 12 January – Frank Fahy, Sinn Féin MP and later TD, member of 1st Dáil, Ceann Comhairle, Fianna Fáil TD (died 1953).
- 23 January – Herbert Dixon, 1st Baron Glentoran, Unionist politician (died 1950).
- 9 February – Thomas Kettle, writer, barrister, Nationalist politician and economist (killed in action 1916).
- 20 February – James J. Walsh, Sinn Féin MP, member of 1st Dáil, a founder-member of Cumann na nGaedheal and Cabinet Minister (died 1948).
- 29 March – Walter Guinness, 1st Baron Moyne, British politician and businessman (assassinated in Cairo by the Zionist group Lehi (Stern Gang) 1944), born at Iveagh House, Dublin.
- 30 March – Seán O'Casey, dramatist and memoirist (died 1964).
- 26 April – Joseph Lynch, cricketer (died 1915).
- 6 June – W. T. Cosgrave, first President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State (died 1965).
- 13 June – John Dignan, Roman Catholic Bishop of Clonfert (died 1953).
- 2 July – Mary Elizabeth Byrne, literary scholar (died 1931).
- 19 August – Augusta Crichton-Stuart, Marchioness of Bute (died 1947).
- 24 August – William Kenny, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1914 near Ypres, Belgium (died 1936).
- 23 October – Una O'Connor, actress (died 1959).
- 3 November – Edward Barrett, athlete, wrestler and hurler, Olympic medallist.
- 26 February – Charles William Russell, Roman Catholic clergyman and scholar (born 1812).
- 2 March – John Benjamin Macneill, railway engineer (born 1793).
- 16 April – Edward Vaughan Hyde Kenealy, barrister and writer (born 1819).
- 7 June – John Brougham, actor and dramatist (born 1814).
- 12 September – Frederic Trench, 2nd Baron Ashtown, peer (born 1804).
- 20 December – Joshua Spencer Thompson, Liberal-Conservative politician in Canada (born 1828).
- Full date unknown
- Ann Jellicoe, educationalist (born 1823).
- Myles William Patrick O'Reilly, Catholic soldier and writer (born 1825).
- Moody, T. W.; Martin, F. X., eds. (1967). The Course of Irish History. Cork: Mercier Press. p. 378.
- "Ballycastle Railway Station". Ballycastle. Retrieved 2007-10-27.
- Healey, Edna (2004). "Coutts, Angela Georgina Burdett–, suo jure Baroness Burdett-Coutts (1814–1906)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press.
- Hayes, Dean (2006). Northern Ireland International Football Facts. Belfast: Appletree Press. p. 5. ISBN 0-86281-874-5.