1900 in Ireland
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Other events of 1900
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1900 in Ireland.
- 16 January — Three lion cubs reared by an Irish red setter go on view at Dublin Zoo.
- 17 January — The different sections of the Nationalist Party meet in the Dublin Mansion House's Oak Room to promote national unity.
- 6 February — The Irish National League and Irish National Federation re-unite within the Irish Parliamentary Party, with John Redmond elected as compromise chairman.
- 28 February — Unofficial figures show that the Royal Dublin Fusiliers suffered the most in the Second Boer War.
- 12 March — The 45th Company of the Imperial Yeomanry leave Dublin for service in South Africa.
- 17 March — In celebration of Saint Patrick's Day, the Lord Lieutenant (Earl Cadogan), accompanied by his staff, reviews a military display in the yard of Dublin Castle, followed by dinner and a ball in Saint Patrick's Hall that evening.
- 1 April — The Irish Guards regiment of the British Army is formed by order of Queen Victoria to honour the Irish troops fighting in the Boer War for the British Empire.
- 4 April — Queen Victoria arrives at Kingstown and travels to Dublin where she is greeted by the Lord Mayor and members of the Corporation.
- 7 April — 52,000 children greet Queen Victoria at the Phoenix Park in Dublin.
- 23 April — At a meeting in Loughrea, Douglas Hyde complains of the rapid Anglicisation of the country and the loss of the Irish language.
- 11 May — Edward Carson becomes Solicitor General for England and Wales and is knighted.
- 13 May — The rift in the Irish Parliamentary Party is healed as John Dillon and John Redmond share a platform for the first time in ten years.
- 5 July — The British War Office issues a list of Irish prisoners of the Boers from the 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers. It names 473 men from eight companies.
- 30 November — Oscar Wilde, dramatist and wit, dies in poverty in Paris aged 46.
- 31 December — Ceremonies all over the country mark the closing of the 19th century and the dawning of the 20th.
- Richard J. Ussher and Robert Warren publish The Birds of Ireland (in London).
Arts and literature
- The Irish Literary Theatre stages three plays at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin with an English company: Edward Martyn's Maeve; Alice Milligan's The Last Feast of the Fianna; and George Moore's satirical The Bending of the Bough: a comedy in five acts (an adaptation of his cousin Martyn's The Tale of a Town).
- 'Moira O'Neill' publishes Songs of the Glens of Antrim.
- Winners: Belfast Celtic
January to June
- 10 January — Harry Kernoff, artist (died 1974).
- 19 January — Frank Devlin, badminton player (died 1988).
- January — Michael Donnellan, founder of Clann na Talmhan and TD (died 1964).
- 22 February — Seán Ó Faoláin, short story writer (died 1991).
- 27 February — James Ennis, cricketer (died 1976).
- 6 March — Mark Deering, Fine Gael TD (died 1972).
- 25 May — John Hunt, expert on mediaeval art (died 1976).
July to December
- 10 July — Paul Vincent Carroll, dramatist (died 1968).
- 17 July — Paddy Smith, Fianna Fáil TD and longest-serving member of Dáil Éireann (54 years) (died 1982).
- 22 July — Michael Davern, Fianna Fáil TD for Tipperary South 1948–1965 (died 1973).
- 2 October — Hubert Butler, writer and historian (died 1991).
- 18 October — Sarah Makem, traditional singer (died 1983).
- 23 October — Paddy Ahern, Cork hurler (died 1971).
- 19 November — Pamela Hinkson, writer (died 1982).
- 4 December — Tom Farquharson, soccer player (died 1970).
- 23 December — Noel Purcell, actor (died 1985).
Full date unknown
- John Stewart Collis, writer and pioneer ecologist (died 1984) and his twin Robert Collis, physician and writer (died 1975).
- Eudie Coughlan, Cork hurler (died 1987).
- Peter Kerley, radiologist (died 1978).
- Seosamh Mac Grianna, writer (died 1990).
- William Norton, Labour Party (Ireland) leader, TD and Cabinet Minister (died 1963).
- Nano Reid, painter (died 1981).
- Frank Ryan, tenor (died 1965).
- 19 January — William Larminie, poet and folklorist (born 1849).
- 23 January — Abraham Boulger, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1857 at Lucknow, India (born 1835).
- 23 January — James Pearson, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1858 at Jhansi, India (born 1822).
- 16 March — Frederick William Burton, painter (born 1816).
- 22 March — Thomas Murphy, recipient of the Victoria Cross for bravery at sea in saving life in a storm off the Andaman Islands in 1867 (born 1839).
- 26 April — John Hawkins Hagarty, lawyer, teacher and judge in Canada (born 1816).
- 2 July — Thomas Farrell, sculptor (born 1827).
- 12 November — Marcus Daly, businessman in America (born 1841).
- 30 November — Oscar Wilde, playwright, novelist, poet (born 1854).
- 14 December — Paddy Ryan, boxer (born 1851).
Full date unknown
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- Hayes, Dean (2006). Northern Ireland International Football Facts. Belfast: Appletree Press. p. 156. ISBN 0-86281-874-5.