1895 in Ireland
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|See also:||1895 in the United Kingdom
Other events of 1895
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1895 in Ireland.
- 22 March – the burned body of Bridget Cleary is discovered in County Tipperary; her husband, Michael, is subsequently convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter, his defence being a belief that he had killed a changeling left in his wife's place after she had been abducted by fairies.
- 3–5 April – Wilde v Queensberry: Oscar Wilde presses a criminal libel case in London against the Marquess of Queensberry, who is defended by Edward Carson. Wilde loses the case.
- 25 May – Regina v. Wilde: Oscar Wilde is convicted of gross indecency and sentenced to two years' hard labour.
- 7 August – United Kingdom general election
- 23 December – Grand Opera House in Belfast is opened.
- 24 December – Kingstown Lifeboat Disaster: the Kingstown Life-boat capsizes on service: all fifteen crew are lost.
- Belfast Botanic Gardens becomes a public park when Belfast Corporation purchases the gardens from the Belfast Botanical and Horticultural Society.
Arts and literature
- 3 January – première of Oscar Wilde's comedy An Ideal Husband in London.
- 14 February – première of Oscar Wilde's last play, the comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, in London.
- 1 May – Dundela F.C. is founded in Belfast.
- c. September – Shelbourne F.C. is founded in the south Dublin suburb of Ringsend by a group of seven individuals, including James Rowan (St Margaret Place) and two Wall brothers Felix and Michael (Bath Avenue Place).
- 8 January – John Moyney, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1917 north of Broembeek, Belgium (died 1980).
- March – Joe Murphy, member of Irish Republican Army, (died 1920 on 76-day hunger strike during the Irish War of Independence).
- 25 May – Liam Mellowes, Sinn Féin politician, member of 1st Dáil (executed 1922 in Mountjoy Jail).
- 16 June – Warren Lewis, soldier and historian, brother of C. S. Lewis (died 1973).
- 28 July – John Charles McQuaid, Catholic Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland (died 1973).
- 3 August – James Samuel Emerson, soldier, posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry (killed 1917 on the Hindenburg Line north of La Vacquerie, France).
- 3 October – Phelim Calleary, Fianna Fáil TD (died 1974).
- 24 October – Lady Constance Mary Annesley, afterwards Constance Malleson, writer and actress (as Colette O'Niel) (died 1975).
- 10 December – Moyna Macgill, stage and film actress, mother of Angela Lansbury (died 1975).
- 5 February – Robert Montresor Rogers, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1860 at the Taku Forts, China (born 1834).
- 11 May – Patrick Carlin, Victoria Cross recipient for gallantry in 1858 in India (born 1832).
- 14 August – Thomas Hovenden, artist and teacher (born 1840).
- 12 October – Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander, hymn-writer and poet (born 1818).
- 26 November – George Edward Dobson, zoologist, photographer and army surgeon (born 1848).
- McCullough, David Willis (2000-10-08). "The Fairy Defense". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-03-23.
- Stewart, A. T. Q. (1981). Edward Carson. Gill's Irish Lives. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan.
- Holland, Merlin (2003). Irish Peacock & Scarlet Marquess: The Real Trial of Oscar Wilde. London: Fourth Estate. ISBN 0-00-715418-6.
- Lowth, Cormac (1995). "The Palme shipwreck and the lifeboat disaster of 1895". Blackrock Society Proceedings. 3: 94–105.
- Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0.
- Hayes, Dean (2006). Northern Ireland International Football Facts. Belfast: Appletree Press. p. 154. ISBN 0-86281-874-5.