May 1, 1798 - The
May 1 - Lunar festival of
First Day of Summer
May 3, 1933 - British Oath of fealty is removed from the Irish constitution.
May 3, 1916 -
Thomas Clarke, Padraic Pearse, and Tomas Mac Donagh were executed at Kilmainham Gaol .
May 4, 1916 -
was executedat Kilmainham Gaol.
He married Grace Gifford the day before he was executed.
May 4, 1773 -
Art O Laoghaire (Art O'Leary) was shot.
May 4, 1798 -
The Leinster Rebellion begins.
May 5, 1981 -
Bobby Sands dies after 66 days on hunger strike.
May 6, 2001 - Fiddler P. Joe Hayes, father of fiddler Martin Hayes and singer Helen Hayes, passes away at his home in Maghera, Caher, Co. Clare.
May 6, 1969 - Hard-line extremist protestant leader
Ian Paisley was released from prison.
May 8, 1916 -
Eamon Ceannt was executed at Kilmainham Gaol.
May 12, 1823
Catholic Association founded
May 12, 1916 -
Thomas Clarke and Sean Mac Diarmada
were executed at Kilmainham Gaol.
May 12, 1981 -
Francis Hughes dies after 59 days on hunger strike.
May 13, 2000 Clare fiddler
Bobby Casey passes away.
May 15, 1829 - Catholic attorney and human rights champion Daniel O'Connell
takes his seat in the English House.
May 15, 1847 -
The "Great Liberator" Daniel O'Connell passes away.
May 17, 1929 - Master uilleann Piper Aloysius Purcell born in Dublin.
May 18, 1825 House of Lords rejects Catholic Emancipation Bill
May 21, 1981 -
Patsy O'Hara and Raymond McCreesh die after 61 days on hunger strike.
May 22, 1998 -
Referendum on Good Friday Agreement passed overwhelmingly in the 6 counties of occupied Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland.
May 26, 1650 - English puritan Oliver Cromwell leaves Ireland
May 26, 1798 -
Father John Murphy
his parishioners defeat the Camolin Cavalry in the 1798 rising
May 26, 1873
for entrance to Trinity College Dublin abandoned
May 28, 1779 - Irish lyricist
Thomas Moore is born in Dublin
May 29, 1895 Irish
Socialist Republican Party founded
End of Irish Civil War in Ireland
May 30, 2002 -
John B. Keane
Playwright and author passes away at his home in Listowel.
Late May, 1969 -
Violence in Hooker Street
a sensitive frontline between
Catholics and protestants in Belfast.