1901 in Ireland
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Other events of 1901
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1901 in Ireland.
- 1 January — The centenary of the Act of Union is celebrated by British forces in Ireland.
- 3 January — Despite some opposition Drogheda Corporation votes to confer the freedom of the town on President Kruger of the Boers.
- 22 January — Queen Victoria dies in London. In Dublin theatres are closed and the blinds are drawn at the General Post Office.
- 24 January — In a state ceremony at Dublin Castle, Edward VII is proclaimed King of Ireland.
- 2 February — Banks, public offices, theatres and music halls are closed in Dublin for the funeral of Queen Victoria.
- 19 February — Thomas O'Donnell, a Nationalist Member of Parliament, is stopped by the speaker from addressing the British House of Commons in Irish.
- 31 March — The Irish census is taken. The population of the entire island is 4.5 million people. Roman Catholics outnumber Anglicans and Presbyterians by almost three to one.
- 16 June — Catholic Cathedral of St. Eunan and St Columba at Letterkenny is opened.
- 11 July — The RMS Celtic is launched at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. She is now the largest ship in the world and will sail between Liverpool and New York.
Arts and literature
- 21 October — Douglas Hyde's play Casadh an tSúgáin is premiered by Conradh na Gaeilge's Amateur Dramatic Society for the Irish Literary Theatre at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, featuring the author and Máire Ní Chinnéide and directed by William Fay and George Moore.
- Patrick S. Dinneen's Cormac Ó Conaill becomes the first novel in Irish published complete in book form.
- George Moore's novel Sister Theresa is published.
- Winners: Distillery
- 5 August — Peter O'Connor sets the first IAAF recognised long jump world record, of 24 ft 11¾ in. (7.61 m), in Dublin. It will remain unbeaten for 20 years and an Irish record for 89.
- 11 February — Roddy Connolly, Labour Party TD, Seanad member, son of James Connolly (died 1980).
- 15 February — Brendan Bracken, businessman and British cabinet minister (died 1958).
- 10 May — John Desmond Bernal, scientist (died 1971).
- 5 June — Wilfred Hutton, cricketer (died 1978).
- 7 June — Anthony Barry, businessman, Fine Gael TD, Seanad member and Lord Mayor of Cork (died 1983).
- 8 June — John O'Sullivan, Fine Gael TD and Senator (died 1990).
- 12 June — Jimmy Elwood, footballer (died 1936).
- 18 June — Denis Johnston, dramatist (died 1984).
- 5 July — Matt Goff, Kildare Gaelic footballer (died 1956).
- 17 July — Patrick Smith, TD and Cabinet Minister (died 1982).
- 6 October — Todd Andrews, Irish revolutionary and public servant (died 1985).
- 7 November — Norah McGuinness, artist (died 1980).
- 21 November — Finlay Jackson, cricketer and rugby player (died 1941).
- 23 December — Seán Clancy, veteran of the Irish War of Independence (died 2006)
- 26 December — Gustavus Kelly, cricketer (died 1980).
- Undated — Pretty Polly, racehorse (died 1931).
- 8 January — John Barry, soldier, posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1901 at Monument Hill, South Africa (born 1873).
- 22 January — Queen Victoria of Great Britain and Ireland (born 1819).
- 14 March — Arthur Gore, 5th Earl of Arran, Anglo-Irish peer and diplomat (born 1839).
- 8 April — Edward Ernest Bowen, schoolmaster (born 1836).
- 28 April — James Stephens, founding member of the Fenian Brotherhood movement (born 1824).
- 1 July — James M. Bell, United States Army soldier, awarded the Medal of Honor in 1876 during the Indian Wars (born 1845).
- 20 August — James Owens, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1854 at Sebastopol, in the Crimea (born 1829).
- 8 September — Michael Morris, 1st Baron Killanin, jurist, politician, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland (born 1826).
- 16 November — William George Nicholas Manley, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1864 near Tauranga, New Zealand (born 1831).
- 4 December — William MacCormac, surgeon (born 1836).