Historical Events of May

Historical Events of May

May 1, 1798 - The
IrishRebellion begins.

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 -
Joseph Plunkett
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
1798 rising
his parishioners defeat the Camolin Cavalry in the 1798 rising

May 26, 1873
Religious tests
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

May 1923
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.

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