1907 in Ireland
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Other events of 1907
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1907 in Ireland.
- 2 January – a new system of rail cars running from Dublin Amiens Street station to Howth is introduced.
- 5 January – the first motor show under the auspices of the Irish Automobile Club opens at the Royal Dublin Society.
- 6 January – the Sunday provisions of the new Licensing Act come into operation in Dublin and four other cities. Sunday opening hours will be from 2pm to 5pm.
- 26 January – the first performance of J. M. Synge's play The Playboy of the Western World at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin triggers a week of rioting.
- 4 May – the Irish International Exhibition opens in Dublin.
- 7 May – Augustine Birrell introduces the Irish Councils Bill, rejected by a Nationalist convention on 21 May and dropped by the government on 3 June.
- 6 July – the Crown Jewels of Ireland, valued at £50,000, are stolen from the safe in Dublin Castle.
- 10–11 July - state visit of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra to visit the Irish International Exhibition in Dublin.
- 26 July – a large rally is held in Belfast City Hall in support of the ongoing Dockers and Carters Strike.
- 4 September – an Irish Parliamentary Party meeting in the Mansion House, Dublin is disrupted by Sinn Féin who hold a demonstration outside.
- 17 October – the Marconi transatlantic wireless telegraphy service between Galway and Canada is opened. Messages are exchanged without a hitch.
- 9 November – the Irish International Exhibition ends after six months. An estimated 2.75 million people visited it, including a large number from abroad.
Arts and literature
- Early – 7-year-old Elizabeth Bowen moves with her mother from Ireland to the south of England.
- 26 January – large sections of the audience boo the opening performance of J. M. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World at the Abbey Theatre.
- 28 January – another performance of The Playboy of the Western World at the Abbey Theatre is interrupted by the audience who continue to boo, hiss and shout.
- 4 February – in a public debate at the Abbey Theatre, the poet W. B. Yeats denies trying to suppress audience distaste during a performance of The Playboy of the Western World.
- May – publication of James Joyce's poems Chamber Music.
- Publication of Padraic Colum's poems Wild Earth.
- Peadar Kearney and Patrick Heeney write A Soldier's Song (with English language lyrics); it will become Amhrán na bhFiann, the national anthem of the Republic of Ireland.
- Publication of County Cork-born retired Chicago chief of police Francis O'Neill's collection The Dance Music of Ireland.
- 21 February – Colville Deverell, cricketer and politician (died 1995).
- 15 May – John Galvin, Fianna Fáil TD (died 1963).
- 2 June – Dan O'Keeffe, Kerry Gaelic footballer (died 1967).
- 29 June – Paul O'Dwyer, lawyer and politician in the United States (died 1998).
- 13 July – John David Gwynn, cricketer (died 1998).
- 14 August – H. Montgomery Hyde, barrister, author and Ulster Unionist MP (died 1989).
- 14 September
- 8 October – J. G. Devlin, actor (died 1991).
- 28 October – John Hewitt, poet (died 1987).
- 1 November – Bill Loughery, cricketer (died 1977).
- 26 November – Theodore William Moody, historian (died 1984).
- 19 December – Jimmy McLarnin, boxer (died 2004).
- Full date unknown
- Robert Malachy Burke, Christian Socialist and philanthropist (died 1998).
- Desmond Clarke, librarian and writer (died 1979).
- Maura Laverty, writer (died 1966).
- Seamus Murphy, sculptor (died 1975).
- Áine Ní Cheanainn, educationalist (died 1999)
- Margot Ruddock, actress, poet and singer (died 1951).
- Henry Tyrell-Smith, motor cycle racer (died 1982).
- 16 January – Daniel John O'Donoghue, printer, labour leader and politician in Ontario (born 1844).
- 20 January – Agnes Mary Clerke, astronomer and writer (born 1842).
- 31 January – Timothy Eaton, businessman in Canada, founded Eaton's department store (born 1834).
- 11 February – William Howard Russell, journalist (born 1821).
- 16 March – John O'Leary, Irish poet and fenian. (born 1830 in Ireland).
- 9 April – Owen Hall, theatre writer and critic (born 1853).
- 1 May – John Kells Ingram, poet, scholar, economist and historian of economic thought (born 1823).
- 10 June – Alexander John Arbuthnot, British official in India and writer (born 1822).
- 8 July – John Horgan, politician and member of the Western Australian Legislative Council (born 1834).
- 3 August – Augustus Saint-Gaudens, sculptor (born 1848).
- 17 November – Francis Leopold McClintock, Royal Navy officer, explorer in Canadian Arctic Archipelago (born 1819).
- 17 December – William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, mathematical physicist, engineer, and leader in the physical sciences (born 1824).
- Ellis, Samantha (16 April 2003). "The Playboy of the Western World, Dublin, 1907". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2008-05-16.
- Pelle, Kimberley D. "Dublin 1907". In Findling, John E. (ed). Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 190–2. ISBN 978-0-7864-3416-9.
- Moody, T. W.; Martin, F. X.; Byrne, J. F. (1982). A New History of Ireland. Ireland: Oxford University Press. p. 379.
- Report of the Viceregal Commission appointed to investigate the circumstances of the loss of the regalia of the Order of Saint Patrick, and to inquire whether Sir Arthur Vicars exercised due vigilance and proper care as the custodian thereof (PDF). Command papers. Cd.3906. London: HMSO. 1908. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
- "The two-day visit of the King and Queen to Ireland". The Times (38383). London. 1907-07-12. p. 9.
- Sherry, Ruth (Spring 1996). "The Story of the National Anthem". History Ireland. Dublin. 4 (1): 39–43.
- Hayes, Dean (2006). Northern Ireland International Football Facts. Belfast: Appletree Press. p. 159. ISBN 0-86281-874-5.