1905 in Ireland
|See also:||1905 in the United Kingdom
Other events of 1905
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1905 in Ireland.
- 9 January – the Lillebonne, the largest vessel ever constructed in Dublin, is successfully launched in the North Wall Yard.
- 16 February – at the Royal Navy's Haulbowline base, explosions on board HM Submarine A5 due to petrol fumes after refuelling kill six of the eleven crew.
- 6 March – the obligation of the Post Office in regard to letters addressed in Irish is raised in the British House of Commons. The debate arises because the GPO in Dublin returned parcels addressed in Irish by the Gaelic League.
- 29 May – statistics for Ireland in 1904 show that nearly 37,000 people emigrated. Since 1851 almost 4 million people have left the island.
- 7 July – the Drunkenness (Ireland) Bill is debated in the British House of Commons. Irish Members of Parliament criticise the bill on the grounds that it is offensive.
- 28 November – founding of Sinn Féin.
- Church House in Belfast is built, home to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.
Arts and literature
- February – J. M. Synge's historical play The Well of the Saints is first performed at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, by the Irish National Theatre Society.
- 23 May – George Bernard Shaw's play Man and Superman is first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London.
- Padraic Colum's The Land is performed at the Abbey Theatre.
- George A. Birmingham's roman à clef The Seething Pot is published.
- Lord Dunsany's short story sequence The Gods of Pegāna is published.
- Filson Young's novel The Sands of Pleasure is published.
- The traditional hymn Be Thou My Vision is first translated from Old Irish into English by Mary Elizabeth Byrne, in the journal Ériu.
- The All-Ireland Champions are Kilkenny (hurling) and Kildare (football)
- 2 January – Padraic Fallon, poet (died 1974).
- 23 April – William Conolly-Carew, 6th Baron Carew (died 1994).
- 26 April – Denis O'Dea, actor (died 1978).
- 22 May – Mick Ahern, Cork hurler (died 1946).
- 8 June – Brian Coffey, poet and publisher (died 1995).
- 24 June – Michael Scott, architect (died 1989).
- 3 September – Jimmy Dunne, soccer player (died 1949).
- 9 September – Jimmy McCambridge, soccer player (died 1980).
- 15 September – Pat O'Callaghan, athlete and Olympic gold medallist (died 1991).
- 11 December – Erskine Hamilton Childers, Fianna Fáil TD, Cabinet Minister and fourth President of Ireland (died 1974).
- 12 January – James Mason, chess player and writer (born 1849).
- 9 February – Valentine Browne, 4th Earl of Kenmare, peer (born 1825).
- 14 March – George Fisher, Mayor of Wellington, New Zealand (born 1843).
- 6 April – Henry Benedict Medlicott, geologist (born 1829).
- 24 April – Kivas Tully, architect (born 1820).
- 31 May – Michael N. Nolan, U.S. Representative from New York, mayor of Albany (born 1833).
- 27 June – Harold Mahony, tennis player (born 1867) (bicycle accident).
- 15 July – Kevin Izod O'Doherty, transported to Australia in 1849, physician and politician (born 1823).
- 13 September – Patrick Collins, U.S. Representative from Massachusetts and Mayor of Boston (born 1844).
- 19 September – Dr. Thomas John Barnardo, philanthropist (born 1845).
- 31 October – Bryan O'Loghlen, politician in Australia, 13th Premier of Victoria (born 1828).
- 9 December – William Ford, businessman in America, father of Henry Ford (born 1826).