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"Ireland, ir’land, the more western of the two principal islands of which the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland is composed, between lat. 51° 25' and 55° 23' N. and lon.6° 20' and 10° 20' W. It has the Atlantic on all sides except the E., where it is separated from Great Britain by St. George's Channel, the Irish Sea, and the North Channel. Length, from Fair Head to Mizzen Head, about 300 miles; greatest breadth, 170 miles. Area, including the adjacent islands, 32,393 square miles. Pop. in 1871, 5,412,377; in 1881, 5,174,836; in 1891, 4,706,162..."

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  • News 1556 - Queen Mary sends English people to settle land confiscated from Irish rebels in Laois and Offaly. Mary is the first monarch to successfully 'plant' English settlers in Ireland.

    http://www.localhistories.org

  • 1599 - August 15 - Nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass - Irish forces led by Hugh Roe O'Donnell successfully ambush English forces, led by Sir Conyers Clifford, sent to relieve Collooney Castle.

    historyorb.com

  • News 1607 - The flight of the Earls takes place. Many prominent men leave Ireland. Afterwards their lands in Ulster are confiscated.

    http://www.localhistories.org

  • News 1610 - The first Protestant settlers arrive in Ireland

    http://www.localhistories.org

  • 1625 - March 27 - Charles I, King Of England, Scotland & Ireland, ascends English throne

    historyorb.com

  • News 1641 - The Irish in Ulster rise in rebellion and kill Protestant settlers

    http://www.localhistories.org

  • News 1647 - Parliament sends troops to seize Dublin

    http://www.localhistories.org

  • News 1719 - Protestant dissenters are officially allowed to practice their religion.

    http://www.localhistories.org

  • News 1727 - Ireland is struck by famine

    http://www.localhistories.org

  • News 1740 - 1741 - A severe famine affects Ireland. About 400,000 people die.

    http://www.localhistories.org

  • News 1770s - Protestants form secret societies, the Oak boys and the Steel boys to protest about rents and rates

    http://www.localhistories.org

  • News 1778 - A Catholic Relief Act allows Catholics to lease land for 999 years. They are also allowed to leave their land to single heir.

    http://www.localhistories.org

  • News 1780 - Protestant dissenters are allowed to hold Public office.

    http://www.localhistories.org

  • News 1782 - Catholics are allowed to buy land. Most restrictions on Catholic education and the Catholic clergy are removed.

    http://www.localhistories.org/irishtime.html

  • News 1783 - The Bank of Ireland opens

    http://www.localhistories.org

  • 1785 - January 19 - First manned balloon flight in Ireland

    historyorb.com

  • News 1792 - Catholics are allowed to practice as lawyers. Catholics are allowed to marry Protestants.

    http://www.localhistories.org/irishtime.html

  • 1798 - May 24 - Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen against British rule begins.

    historyorb.com

  • 1800 - Population of the Kingdom of Ireland (British Empire) - 5,200,000


  • News 1807 - Famine in Ireland


  • News 1817 - Famine and typhus in Ireland


  • News 1821 - 1822 - Famine strikes Ireland again


  • News 1829 - The Catholic Emancipation Act allows Catholics to enter parliament and to hold public office

    http://www.localhistories.org/irishtime.html

  • News 1830 - 1834 - Famine stalks Ireland again

    http://www.localhistories.org/irishtime.html

  • 1839 - January 6 – Night of the Big Wind: Ireland is struck by the most damaging cyclone in 300 years.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • Ireland
    Armagh
    Ireland, it's Scenery and Character, 1841
    Author: S. C. Hall
    Volume: 3
    Publisher: London, How and Parsons
    Year: 1843
  • News 1843 - The first railway in Ireland from Dublin to Kingstown opens

    http://www.localhistories.org/irishtime.html

  • 1848 - July 29 - Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt - in Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.

    historyorb.com

  • Ireland
    Enniskillen Castle
  • Ireland
    Blackrock Castle, Cork.
  • News 1867 - Fenian rising in Ireland


  • News 1869 - A handbill, of which the following is a copy, was lately posted in sundry places in London:
    "TO ALL FENIANS.
    "Vive la Republique!
    "The Queen will visit the city in state on Saturday, and on that day she will be shot. She seldom gives a...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - The farmers in Ireland are complaining of great losses of potatoes, by disease.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 20, 1869

  • News 1870 - In Ireland landlords are often "warned" now-a-days by finding graves dug in their front yards.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    May 14, 1870

  • 1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 5, 1870

  • News 1871 - It is a curious fact, demonstrated by a recent British census, that the population of Ireland is actually less than the number of Irish who are now in the United States.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 8, 1871

  • News 1887 - The story of Ireland is best told by the following figures furnished by Mulhall, one of the most reliable statisticians of the day.
    He says that during Victoria's reign there have died of starvation in Ireland 1,255,000 people; there have been evicted for non-payment of rent,...Read MORE...


  • 1887 - Michael Davitt is credited with the positive assertion that Ireland will have home rule within three years.


    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 8, 1887

  • News 1888 - About five thousand immigrants arrived in New York on the 9th, about one-half the number coming from Ireland.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 16, 1888

  • 1889 - At Clongorey, Ireland, thirteen tenants were evicted from their holdings on the 29th ult.,
    and after the tenants had been driven from the houses twelve of the buildings were destroyed by the agent.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 6, 1889

  • 1900 - Population of Ireland - 4,470,000


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    O'Connell Street, Dublin
  • 1915 - May 7 – WWI: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool.

    www.wikipedia.org
    May 7, 1915

  • 1922 - December 6 – The Irish Free State officially comes into existence.
    George V becomes the Free State's monarch. Tim Healy is appointed first Governor-General of the Irish Free State and W. T. Cosgrave becomes President ...Read MORE...


  • 1976 - Irish women are finally able to own their own homes outright.

    https://www.theguardian.com/money/us-money-blog/2014/aug/11/women-rights-money-timeline-history



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Armagh
Ireland, it's Scenery and Character, 1841
Author: S. C. Hall
Volume: 3
Publisher: London, How and Parsons
Year: 1843

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Enniskillen Castle

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Blackrock Castle, Cork.


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O'Connell Street, Dublin

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History and News of Ireland

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  • News  1556 - Queen Mary sends English people to settle land confiscated from Irish rebels in Laois and Offaly. Mary is the first monarch to successfully 'plant' English settlers in Ireland.
    http://www.localhistories.org
  • 1599 - August 15 - Nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass - Irish forces led by Hugh Roe O'Donnell successfully ambush English forces, led by Sir Conyers Clifford, sent to relieve Collooney Castle.
    historyorb.com
  • News  1607 - The flight of the Earls takes place. Many prominent men leave Ireland. Afterwards their lands in Ulster are confiscated.
    http://www.localhistories.org
  • News  1610 - The first Protestant settlers arrive in Ireland
    http://www.localhistories.org
  • 1625 - March 27 - Charles I, King Of England, Scotland & Ireland, ascends English throne
    historyorb.com
  • News  1641 - The Irish in Ulster rise in rebellion and kill Protestant settlers
    http://www.localhistories.org
  • News  1647 - Parliament sends troops to seize Dublin
    http://www.localhistories.org
  • News  1719 - Protestant dissenters are officially allowed to practice their religion.
    http://www.localhistories.org
  • News  1727 - Ireland is struck by famine
    http://www.localhistories.org
  • News  1740 - 1741 - A severe famine affects Ireland. About 400,000 people die.
    http://www.localhistories.org
  • News  1770s - Protestants form secret societies, the Oak boys and the Steel boys to protest about rents and rates
    http://www.localhistories.org
  • News  1778 - A Catholic Relief Act allows Catholics to lease land for 999 years. They are also allowed to leave their land to single heir.
    http://www.localhistories.org
  • News  1780 - Protestant dissenters are allowed to hold Public office.
    http://www.localhistories.org
  • News  1782 - Catholics are allowed to buy land. Most restrictions on Catholic education and the Catholic clergy are removed.
    http://www.localhistories.org/irishtime.html
  • News  1783 - The Bank of Ireland opens
    http://www.localhistories.org
  • 1785 - January 19 - First manned balloon flight in Ireland
    historyorb.com
  • News  1792 - Catholics are allowed to practice as lawyers. Catholics are allowed to marry Protestants.
    http://www.localhistories.org/irishtime.html
  • 1798 - May 24 - Irish Rebellion of 1798 led by the United Irishmen against British rule begins.
    historyorb.com
  • 1800 - Population of the Kingdom of Ireland (British Empire) - 5,200,000
  • News  1807 - Famine in Ireland
  • News  1817 - Famine and typhus in Ireland
  • News  1821 - 1822 - Famine strikes Ireland again
  • News  1829 - The Catholic Emancipation Act allows Catholics to enter parliament and to hold public office
    http://www.localhistories.org/irishtime.html
  • News  1830 - 1834 - Famine stalks Ireland again
    http://www.localhistories.org/irishtime.html
  • 1839 - January 6 – Night of the Big Wind: Ireland is struck by the most damaging cyclone in 300 years.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • News  1843 - The first railway in Ireland from Dublin to Kingstown opens
    http://www.localhistories.org/irishtime.html
  • News  1845 - September 9 – Potato blight breaks out in Ireland: beginning of the Great Famine.
    "The Famine began quite mysteriously in September 1845 as leaves on potato plants suddenly turned black and curled, then rotted, seemingly the result of a fog that had wafted across the fields of Ireland. The cause was actually an airborne fungus (phytophthora infestans) originally transported in... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - July 29 - Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt - in Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.
    historyorb.com
  • News  1867 - Fenian rising in Ireland
  • News  1869 - The farmers in Ireland are complaining of great losses of potatoes, by disease.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 20, 1869
  • News  1869 - A handbill, of which the following is a copy, was lately posted in sundry places in London:
    "TO ALL FENIANS.
    "Vive la Republique!
    "The Queen will visit the city in state on Saturday, and on that day she will be shot. She seldom gives a... Read MORE...

  • 1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 5, 1870
  • News  1870 - In Ireland landlords are often "warned" now-a-days by finding graves dug in their front yards.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    May 14, 1870
  • News  1871 - It is a curious fact, demonstrated by a recent British census, that the population of Ireland is actually less than the number of Irish who are now in the United States.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 8, 1871
  • 1887 - Michael Davitt is credited with the positive assertion that Ireland will have home rule within three years.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 8, 1887
  • News  1887 - The story of Ireland is best told by the following figures furnished by Mulhall, one of the most reliable statisticians of the day.
    He says that during Victoria's reign there have died of starvation in Ireland 1,255,000 people; there have been evicted for non-payment of rent,... Read MORE...

  • News  1888 - About five thousand immigrants arrived in New York on the 9th, about one-half the number coming from Ireland.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    June 16, 1888
  • 1889 - At Clongorey, Ireland, thirteen tenants were evicted from their holdings on the 29th ult.,
    and after the tenants had been driven from the houses twelve of the buildings were destroyed by the agent.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 6, 1889
  • 1900 - Population of Ireland - 4,470,000
  • 1915 - May 7 – WWI: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool.
    www.wikipedia.org
    May 7, 1915
  • 1922 - December 6 – The Irish Free State officially comes into existence.
    George V becomes the Free State's monarch. Tim Healy is appointed first Governor-General of the Irish Free State and W. T. Cosgrave becomes President ... Read MORE...

  • 1976 - Irish women are finally able to own their own homes outright.
    https://www.theguardian.com/money/us-money-blog/2014/aug/11/women-rights-money-timeline-history

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