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1834 in Ireland

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1834 in Ireland
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Decades:  1810s 1820s 1830s 1840s 1850s

Events from the year 1834 in Ireland.



  • 17 December - The Dublin and Kingstown Railway, the first public railway in Ireland, opens between Westland Row, Dublin, and Kingstown.
  • 18 December - Tithe War: "Rathcormac massacre": At Gortroe, County Cork, armed Constabulary reinforced by the regular British Army kill at least nine and wound thirty protesters.
  • St. Vincent's Hospital is set up at St Stephen's Green, Dublin, by Mary Aikenhead, staffed by the Religious Sisters of Charity.
  • Downshire Bridge ("The Cut") underpass is built in Banbridge, County Down, by contractor William Dargan.
  • Croquet

  • Croquet is recorded as being played in Ireland (at Greenmount near Castlebellingham, County Louth) at about this date.
  • Births

  • March - Timothy Eaton, businessman in Canada, founder of Eaton's department store (died 1907).
  • 15 July - John Horgan, politician and member of the Western Australian Legislative Council (died 1907).
  • 1 August - William Murphy, evangelical Protestant preacher (died 1872).
  • 4 September - Robert Montresor Rogers, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1860 at the Taku Forts, China (died 1895).
  • 24 December - Charles W. Jones, lawyer and United States Senator in Florida (died 1897).
  • Deaths

  • 6 January - Richard Martin, "Humanity Dick", politician and animal rights activist (born 1754).
  • 4 June - Samuel Greg, entrepreneur and pioneer of the factory system at Quarry Bank Mill (born 1758).
  • References

    1834 in Ireland Wikipedia

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