1894 in Ireland
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Other events of 1894
List of years in Ireland
- The former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom William Ewart Gladstone retires from politics. In his career he introduced land reform to Ireland and also attempted to grant Home Rule.
- The first meeting of the Irish Trade Union Congress takes place.
- The Irish Agricultural Organisation Society is established by Horace Plunkett. The new organisation encourages the co-operative movement.
- Professor John Joly of Trinity College, Dublin, devises a colour photographic process.
- Bewley's open their first café in Dublin.
- 28–29 December - The SS Inishtrahull is lost off Kilkee with the loss of 26 aboard.
Arts and literature
- Thomas A. Finlay, S.J., is founding editor of the literary magazine The New Ireland Review (Dublin, March).
- George Moore publishes Esther Waters.
- Somerville and Ross publish The Real Charlotte.
- Winners: Glentoran
- 1 January - Augustine Kelly, cricketer (died 1960).
- 30 January - Wentworth Allen, cricketer (died 1943).
- 1 May - James Everett, Labour Party TD, Cabinet Minister, famed for Battle of Baltinglass, 44 years service as a TD (died 1967).
- 23 July - Norman Stronge, Ulster Unionist Party politician and Speaker of the Northern Ireland House of Commons for 23 years (died 1981).
- 24 August - Elisha Scott, footballer (died 1959).
- 31 August - Patrick Joseph Kelly, Bishop of Benin City (died 1991).
- 30 September - Michael Tierney, Cumann na nGaedheal TD, Fine Gael member of Seanad Éireann and President of University College Dublin (died 1975).
- 3 October - Frederick Jeremiah Edwards, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1916 at Thiepval, France (died 1964).
- 14 October - Tom McEllistrim, Fianna Fáil TD (died 1973).
- 14 November - Daniel Joseph Sheehan, Royal Naval Air Service and Royal Flying Corps pilot in World War I, killed in action (died 1917).
- 17 December - Cecile O'Rahilly, scholar of the Celtic languages and writer (died 1980).
Full date unknown
- Eddie Duffy, traditional Irish musician (died 1986).
- Ronald Ossory Dunlop, painter and author (died 1973).
- Evie Hone, painter and stained glass artist (died 1955).
- Billy McCandless, footballer and football manager (died 1955).
- Walter Starkie, author and translator (died 1976).
- 20 January - Robert Halpin, master mariner (born 1836).
- 26 September - Launt Thompson, sculptor (born 1833).
- 28 December - James Graham Fair, part-owner of the Comstock Lode, United States Senator and real estate and railroad speculator (born 1831).