1911 in Ireland
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Other events of 1911
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1911 in Ireland.
- 5 January - Protestant church leaders condemn the Ne Temere Papal decree on mixed marriages.
- 2 April - The national census is taken.
- 27 May - The first issue of the Irish Worker is published. The paper is the official organ of the Irish Transport and General Workers' Union (I.T.G.W.U.) and is edited by James Larkin.
- 31 May - The RMS Titanic's hull is launched at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast. It is the largest ship afloat. Her sister RMS Olympic sails for Liverpool the same day to take up transatlantic service.
- 22 June - As George V is crowned in London a Sinn Féin meeting at the Customs House in Dublin condemns Irish participation in the coronation ceremonies.
- 8–12 July - George V and Queen Mary make a 5-day royal visit to Dublin which will be the last to the city this century. On 8 July they officially open the College of Science in Merrion Square and on 10 July they visit St Patrick's College, Maynooth.
- 9 August - A statue of Charles Stewart Parnell is hoisted onto its pedestal in Sackville Street, Dublin.
- 17 August - Dublin County Council votes in favour of using Greenwich Mean Time. The councillors hear that Irish time, being 25 minutes behind Greenwich, is a great handicap for trade.
- 18 August - The Parliament Act removes the House of Lords' power regarding budgets and restricts their power over other bills to a two-year suspensive veto. This makes Irish Home Rule a possibility in the future.
- 21 August - Irish Women's Suffrage Federation founded.
- 26 August - Wexford foundry workers locked out for attempting to join the I.T.G.W.U. The lockout continues until February 1912.
- 23 September - 70,000 unionists and Orangemen march from Belfast to Craigavon House to protest against Home Rule.
- 1 October - The monument to Parnell is officially unveiled in Upper Sackville Street, Dublin.
Full date unknown
- Strike of women workers at Jacob's biscuit factory in Dublin organised by Rosie Hackett.
- Royal Arch Purple is formed; the organisation is separate but closely linked to the Orange Institution.
- Bellevue Pleasure Gardens, a public park and recreational area, is opened on the slopes of Cavehill, Belfast.
Arts and literature
- 16 April - St. John Greer Ervine's Mixed Marriage premieres at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.
- 16 December - The Imperial Copyright Act (coming into effect in 1912) confirms the library of Trinity College, Dublin, as one of the six in the U.K. entitled to be given by legal deposit a copy of every British publication.
- The Kalem Company of New York shoots a film based on the play The Colleen Bawn on location in Ireland with Canadian Irish director Sidney Olcott. (Another version is shot this year in Australia.)
- Publication of Patrick MacGill's Songs of a Navvy.
- Publication of Adam Lynn's Ulster Scots dialect Random Rhymes frae Cullybackey.
- Publication of W. F. Marshall's poems Ulster Sails West, including "Hi Uncle Sam!"
- Publication of Ave, the first of novelist George Moore's three-volume autobiographical Hail and Farewell in the same year that he leaves Dublin to settle in London.
- Publication of Katharine Tynan Hinkson's New Poems.
- Winners: Linfield
- Glenavon joins the Irish Football League, replacing Bohemians who have resigned from the League, but return next year.
- All-Ireland Senior Football Championship 1911 Winners: Cork
- All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 1911 Winners: Kilkenny
- Meath are declared Leinster football champions for 20 minutes, but when Kilkenny arrive late for the final, Meath agree to play the match and are beaten.
- Cliftonville Golf Club founded in Belfast.
- 11 February - Ireland beats England by one try to nil at the first rugby international of the season at Lansdowne Road.
- 31 January - Eddie Byrne, actor (died 1981).
- 3 February - Tom Davis, soccer player (died 1987)
- 12 February - Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, Attorney-General, Chief Justice of Ireland and fifth President of Ireland (died 1978).
- 28 February - Denis Parsons Burkitt, surgeon (died 1993).
- 5 March - Joseph Tomelty, actor, novelist and playwright (died 1995).
- 5 May - James Horan, Roman Catholic monsignor, conceived and created Knock Airport (died 1986).
- 17 May - Maureen O'Sullivan, actress (died 1998).
- 29 July - Harold Marcus Ervine-Andrews, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1940 near Dunkirk, France (died 1995).
- 8 August - Billy Behan, soccer player and scout (died 1991).
- 24 September - James Gill, cricketer (died 2000).
- 5 October - Brian O'Nolan, also known as Myles na gCopaleen, novelist, satirist and humourist (died 1966).
- 11 October - Fred Daly, golfer (died 1990).
- 19 October - John de Courcy Ireland, maritime historian and political activist (died 2006).
- 26 December - John 'Tull' Dunne, Gaelic footballer, coach and administrator (died 1990).
Full date unknown
- Donal Lamont, former Catholic Bishop in Rhodesia (died 2003).
- Con Lehane, nationalist, member of the IRA Army Council, and Dáil representative (died 1983).
- William Bedell Stanford, classical scholar and senator (died 1984).
- Jimmy Walsh (Kilkenny hurler) (died 1977).
- 3 February - Robert Tressell, writer and author of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (born 1870).
- 1 August - Dudley Stagpoole, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1863 near Poutoko in Taranaki, New Zealand (born 1838).
- 16 August - Patrick Francis Moran, third Archbishop of Sydney (born 1830).
- 5 September - Katherine Cecil Thurston, novelist (born 1875).
- 23 September - Daniel O'Reilly, U.S. Representative from New York (born 1838).
- About the 1901 and 1911 censuses
- "Royal Visit to Ireland". Kilmore Free Press (Kilmore, Victoria). 1911-07-13. Retrieved 2014-01-20.
- "Parades and Marches - Chronology 2: Historical Dates and Events". Conflict Archive on the Internet(CAIN). Retrieved 28 January 2010.
- Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.
- Hayes, Dean (2006). Northern Ireland International Football Facts. Belfast: Appletree Press. p. 1. ISBN 0-86281-874-5.