1898 in Ireland
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Other events of 1898
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1898 in Ireland.
- By March - Dr. John F. Colohan of Dublin imports the first petrol driven car into Ireland, a Benz Velo.
- 6 July - Guglielmo Marconi conducts a test radio telegraph transmission for Lloyd's between Ballycastle, County Antrim, and Rathlin Island.
- 12 August - James Connolly launches the first issue of the Workers' Republic newsletter.
- September - Tom Clarke released after serving 15 years in Pentonville Prison.
- The Local Government (Ireland) Act is introduced. It establishes popularly elected local authorities and gives qualified women a vote for the first time. County Tipperary is divided administratively into North Tipperary (county town: Nenagh) and South Tipperary (county town: Clonmel).
- The Mary Immaculate College in Limerick is founded to train Roman Catholic national school teachers.
- The Gaelic League holds its first feis at Macroom, County Cork.
- Work starts on the building of Belfast City Hall.
- Donegal Carpets established.
Arts and literature
- Eleanor Hull publishes The Cuchullin Saga in Irish Literature, being a collection of stories relating to the hero Cuchullin, translated from the Irish by various scholars.
- Peadar Ua Laoghaire's story Séadna begins serialisation as the first Irish language novel (published in book form 1904).
- Oscar Wilde publishes The Ballad of Reading Gaol.
- Winners: Linfield
- 6 January - James Fitzmaurice, pilot and aviation pioneer (died 1965).
- 7 February - Reginald N. Webster, businessman in America and Thoroughbred racehorse owner (died 1983).
- 13 February - Frank Aiken, Fianna Fáil TD and founding member, Cabinet Minister and Tánaiste (died 1983).
- 28 February - Hugh O'Flaherty, Catholic priest, saved about 4,000 Allied soldiers and Jews in the Vatican during World War II (died 1963).
- 18 April - Patrick Hennessy, industrialist (died 1981).
- 6 June - Ninette de Valois, founder of the Royal Ballet (died 2001).
- 4 October - Charles McCausland, cricketer (died 1965).
- 1 November - James Foley, cricketer (died 1969).
- 29 November - C. S. Lewis, novelist and author of The Chronicles of Narnia (died 1963).
Full date unknown
- Liam Deasy, Irish Republican Army officer in the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War (died 1974).
- E. Chambré Hardman, photographer (died 1988).
- Patricia Lynch, children's writer (died 1972).
- 12 January - Daniel Connor, convict transported to Western Australia, businessman (born 1831).
- 25 January - Frederick Dobson Middleton, British general noted for his service particularly in the North-West Rebellion (born 1825).
- 14 February - Arthur Gwynn, cricketer and rugby player (born 1874).
- 13 March - Richard Quain, physician (born 1816).
- 17 March - John Thomas Ball, lawyer, politician and Lord Chancellor of Ireland, 1875 - 1881 (born 1815).
- 24 March - George Thomas Stokes, ecclesiastical historian (born 1843).
- 1 April - Samuel Davidson, biblical scholar (born 1806).
- 11 May - Dalton McCarthy, lawyer and politician in Canada (born 1836).
- 29 June - William Knox Leet, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1879 at Inhlobana, Zululand, South Africa (born 1833).
- 13 August - Charles Frederick Houghton, soldier and politician in Canada (born 1839).
- 24 November - George James Allman, naturalist, Emeritus Professor of Natural History in Edinburgh (born 1812).
- 1 December - Charles Magill, member of the 1st Canadian Parliament and mayor of Hamilton (born 1816).
- Moody, T. W.; Martin, F. X., eds. (1967). The Course of Irish History. Cork: Mercier Press. pp. 380–381.
- Welch, Robert (1996). Oxford Concise Companion to Irish Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-280080-9.
- Hayes, Dean (2006). Northern Ireland International Football Facts. Belfast: Appletree Press. pp. 155–156. ISBN 0-86281-874-5.