1889 in Ireland

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Other events of 1889
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Events from the year 1889 in Ireland.


Arts and literature[edit]




  • International
2 March England 6 — 0 Ireland (in Liverpool)[6]
9 March Scotland 7 — 0 Ireland (in Glasgow)[6]
27 April Ireland 1 — 3 Wales (in Belfast)[6]
Winners: Distillery 5 — 4 YMCA

Gaelic Games[edit]

  • The first GAA Armagh Championship is held.
  • The hierarchy of the Catholic Church, including Archbishop Logue, condemn the GAA for its violence and demoralising influences as well as charging the association as a recruiting ground of radical nationalist organizations.
  • 24 March — The first Cavan Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) convention is held in Armagh.
  • 8 September — The Cavan Gaelic Athletic Association holds a football game between Killinkere and Crosserlough. The game is reported by the The Anglo-Celt as "..More like a contest between 42 dangerous and ferocious wire haired lunatics than any competition."



January to June[edit]

July to December[edit]

Full date unknown[edit]


Full date unknown[edit]


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  2. ^ Currie, J. R. L. (1971). The Runaway Train – Armagh (1889). Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-5198-2. 
  3. ^ Ferris, Tom (1993). The Irish Narrow Gauge, Volume 2, The Ulster Lines. Leicester: Midland Publishing. ISBN 1-85780-017-6. 
  4. ^ Patterson, Edward M. (1968). The Ballymena Lines. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 94. ISBN 0-7153-4183-9. 
  5. ^ "A Brief History". Portrush Lifeboat. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  6. ^ a b c Hayes, Dean (2006). Northern Ireland International Football Facts. Belfast: Appletree Press. pp. 151–152. ISBN 0-86281-874-5.