1875 in Ireland

1875 in Ireland


May - Ballymena, Cushendall and Red Bay Railway opens, with services between Ballymena and Retreat in County Antrim. [cite book |last= Baker |first= Michael HC |title= Irish Narrow Gauge Railways. A View from the Past|publisher= Ian Allan Publishing|year= 1999 |isbn= 0-7110-2680-7 ]

Arts and literature



*14 March - Patrick McLane, Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania (d.1946).
*10 April - Joseph McGuinness, Sinn Féin MP and TD, member of the 1st Dáil (d.1922).
*17 April - John Brunskill, cricketer (d.1940).
*18 April - Katherine Cecil Thurston, novelist (d.1911).
*22 April - The O'Rahilly, killed during the Easter Rising (d.1916).
*28 May - Denis O'Donnell, entrepreneur (d.1933).
*29 August - Robert Forde, Antarctic explorer (d.1959).
*12 September - George Edward Pugin Meldon, cricketer (d.1950).
*9 November - Hugh Lane, established Dublin's Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, died on board the RMS Lusitania (d.1915).


*21 January - Sir Alexander McDonnell, 1st Baronet, lawyer, civil servant and commissioner of national education in Ireland (b.1794).
*20 March - John Mitchel, nationalist activist, solicitor and journalist (b.1815).
*29 April - William Nash, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1858 at Lucknow, India (b.1824).
*13 May - John Willoughby Crawford, politician and third Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (b.1817).
*15 May - James O'Reilly, lawyer and politician in Canada (b.1823).
*3 June - Patrick Graham, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1857 at Lucknow, India (b.1837).
*3 June - Miles Gerard Keon, journalist, novelist, colonial secretary and lecturer (b.1821).
*13 July - William Coffey, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1855 at Sebastopol, the Crimea (b.1829).
*9 December - Sir Thomas Burke, 3rd Baronet, landowner and politician (b.1813).

Full date unknown

*Henry Hamilton O'Hara "Mad O'hara", "The Mad Squire of Craigbilly" (b.1820).


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