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1867 in Ireland

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1867 in Ireland
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Events from the year 1867 in Ireland.

Contents

Events

  • 11 February – Abortive Fenian attempt to seize Chester Castle.
  • 5 March – Fenian Rising in County Dublin, County Cork, County Limerick, County Tipperary and County Clare.
  • 12 July – Despite the Party Processions Acts, the Orange Order parades from Bangor to Newtownards in County Down. It is organised by William Johnston (sentenced to a short term in prison the next year for his actions) and about 30,000 take part.
  • August – Irish Republican Brotherhood convention at Manchester appoints Colonel Thomas J. Kelly to succeed James Stephens.
  • 11 September – Thomas J. Kelly and Timothy Deasy are arrested in Manchester.
  • 18 September – Rescue of Kelly and Deasy from a police van in Manchester; one policeman is shot.
  • 12 October – 62 Fenians are among the last group of convicts to suffer penal transportation as the convict ship Hougoumont departs from Portsmouth on an 89-day passage to Western Australia.
  • 23 November – William Allen, Michael Larkin and Michael O'Brien, the 'Manchester Martyrs', are hanged in Salford for their part in the rescue of Kelly and Deasy.
  • 13 December – Clerkenwell explosion at Clerkenwell Prison in London during a Fenian escape attempt; 12 local residents are killed.
  • Royal Irish Constabulary granted its "Royal" prefix by Queen Victoria.
  • Births

  • 1 January – Thomas Westropp Bennett, Cumann na nGaedheal member of the Seanad, Cathaoirleach of Seanad (died 1962).
  • 25 January – Dolway Walkington, Irish national rugby union captain (died 1926).
  • 9 February – James Douglas, journalist (died 1940).
  • 10 April – George William Russell, critic, poet and artist (died 1935).
  • 19 April – James Cullen, priest and mathematician (died 1933).
  • 13 May – Thomas Gann, doctor, archaeologist and writer (died 1938).
  • 15 May – Eoin MacNeill, scholar, nationalist and revolutionary (died 1945).
  • 17 June – John Robert Gregg, creator of Gregg Shorthand (died 1948).
  • 11 August – Martin Morris, 2nd Baron Killanin, barrister and politician (died 1927).
  • 10 November – John Henry Patterson, soldier, hunter and writer (died 1947).
  • 16 December – Amy Carmichael, Christian missionary and writer (died 1951).
  • 26 December – Ella Young, poet (died 1956).
  • Undated – Cathal O'Byrne, singer, poet and writer (died 1957).
  • Deaths

  • 7 February - William Dargan, engineer and railway builder (born 1799).
  • 22 February - Daniel Devlin, businessman and City Chamberlain in New York (born 1814.
  • 12 April - Robert Bell, journalist and writer (born 1800).
  • 20 April - John Lyons, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1855 at Sebastopol, in the Crimea (born 1823).
  • 17 September - Francis Blackburne, Lord Chancellor of Ireland (born 1782).
  • 23 September - Richard W. Dowling, victorious commander at the Second Battle of Sabine Pass in the American Civil War (born 1838).
  • 31 October - William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, astronomer and builder of the "Leviathan of Parsonstown" (born 1800).
  • 10 December - Edward Whelan, politician, one of the Fathers of the Canadian Confederation (born 1824).
  • Full date unknown

  • George Crawford Hyndman, auctioneer and amateur biologist (born 1796).
  • References

    1867 in Ireland Wikipedia


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