March Irish Births & Significant Events
- March -- Márta
4, 1778 - Robert Emmet (Revolutionary - Dublin)
4, 1898 - General Emmet Dalton (Revolutionary, aide to Michael Collins.)
6, 1791 - John MacHale (Archbishop of Tuam - Tirawley, Co. Mayo.)
6, 1831 - Philip Sheridan (Union General - son of Irish immigrants rumored to
have been born in Ireland.)
8, 1700 (?) - Anne Bonny (née Cormac) (Female pirate - County Cork)
10, 1810 - Sir Samuel Ferguson (Poet - Belfast)
11, 1857 - Thomas James Clarke (Revolutionary - Isle of Wight.)
12, 1700 - George Berkeley (Philosopher and Bishop - Co. Kilkenny)
14, 1894 - William Earle "Moley" Molesworth (WWI Ace, 18 kills - Ireland.)
15, 1852 - Lady Gregory (Playwright - Loughrea, Co. Galway)
16, 1828 - Patrick Cleburne (Confederate General - Ovens Township, Co. Cork)
17, 1800 - Charles James Patrick Mahon (Soldier, politician - Ennis, Co.
17, 1820 - Patrick Edward Connor (Union General - Co. Kerry)
17, 1877 - Michael O'Hanrahan (Author, revolutionary - New Ross, Co.
20, 1780 - Miles Byrne (United Irishman, Officer in Napoleon's Irish Legion -
21, 1763 - William MacNevin (United Irishman - Aughrim, Co. Galway.)
22, 1848 - Sarah Purser (Artist - Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin)
24, 1866 - Jack McAuliffe (Light-Heavyweight boxing champion - Ireland.)
25, 1840 - Myles Keogh (Capt. US 7th Cav., later killed at Little Big Horn -
Orchard, Co Carlow.)
25, 1846 - Michael Davitt (Revolutionary - Straide, Co. Mayo)
26, 1838 - William Edward Hartpole Lecky (Historian - Newtown Park, Co.
26, 1856 - William Ferguson Massey (Prime Minister of New Zealand - Limavady,
27, 1872 - Mary MacSwiney (Maire Nic Shuibhne) (Republican - Surry, England.)
28, 1820 - William Russell (London Times correspondent in US Civil War.)
28, 1836 - Patrick Henry O'Rorke (Union Col. killed at Gettysburg - Co.
30, 1880 - Sean O'Casey (Author - Dublin)
31, 1871 - Arthur Griffith (Politician - Dublin)
1, 1776 - Irish-born Andrew Lewis is appointed a brigadier general in the
1, 1776 - Irish-born William Thompson is appointed a Brigadier General in the
1, 1794 - Statutes of Dublin University amended to allow Catholics to take
1, 1965 - Roger Casement's body re-interred in Glasnevin cemetery, Dublin.
1, 1981 - Bobby Sands begins his hunger strike at Long Kesh prison.
4, 1704 - Penal Laws passed in 1695 restricting Catholic civil rights
4, 1902 - Ancient Order of Hibernians in Ireland revived at unity council.
5, 1779 - Boston Massacre, 5 killed, including Irish immigrant Patrick Carr.
5, 1867 - Fenian Rising in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Clare and Tipperary
6-19, 1924 - Irish Army 'mutiny.'
7, 1921 - Limerick Mayor George Clancy shot and killed in his home by
disguised members of the Black and Tans.
8, 1779 - Don Hugo O'Conor, governor of the Yucatán, dies at Quinta de
Miraflores, just east of Mérida.
8, 1903 - Charles Gavan Duffy, Young Irelander, buried in Glasnevin Cemetery,
8, 1574 - Captain William Martin lays siege to Granuaile (Grace O'Malley) in
9, 1825 - Parliament passses Unlawful Societies act.
9, 1932 - Eamon de Valera elected President of Ireland
10, 1653 - Sir Phelim O'Neill, revolutionary, executed by British.
11, 1951 - Ian Paisley forms Free Presbyterian Church.
12 1689 - James II arrives in Ireland.
12, 1798 - Many United Irish leaders arrested in Dublin.
14, 1779 - John O'Flanagan, Col. in the Austrian army, dies in Felsberg.
16, 1865 - Irish-born Martin Murphy, one of the greatest pioneers of early
California, dies in near Santa Clara.
17, 1771 - The "Friendly Sons of St. Patrick" is founded in Philadelphia.
17, 1776 - In honor of Irishmen in the Colonial army, Gen. Washington
designates "St. Patrick" as his army's countersign for the day.
17, 1858 - James Stephens founds the Irish Republican Brotherhood (Fenians)
17, 1899 - First issue of Gaelic League's An Claidheamh Soluis.
18, 1801 - Ambrose O'Higgins, Viceroy of Peru, dies in Lima.
18, 1825 - Catholic Association dissolved by Unlawful Societies Act nine days
19, 1921 - Tom Barry and the West Cork Flying Column fight the battle of
20, 1920 - Tomás MacCurtain, Lord Mayor of Cork, murder in his home by RIC.
21, 1881 - 'Peace Preservation' Act for Ireland legalizes special coercive
21, 1914 - Curragh Mutiny - British officers refuse to move against Irish
22, 1841 - Formation of the Irish Emigrant Society in New York.
23, 1847 - Choctaw Indians collect money to donate to starving Irish Hunger
23, 1862 - Irish-born Union General James Shields defeats Stonewall Jackson
at the battle of Kernstown, VA during the American Civil War.
24, 1922 - Owen MacMahon, a Catholic publican, his six sons and a barman are
murdered by Loyalist paramilitaries in revenge for an IRA ambush that killed
2 RIC officers.
25, 1634 - First Catholic Mass in English North American colonies celebrated
25, 1738 - Famous Irish harper, Turlogh O'Carolan, dies in Alderford, Co.
26, 1920 - Infamous Black and Tans, special constables, arrive in Ireland.
26, 1922 - An IRA anti-treaty army convention announces it will no longer
accept the authority of Free State Minister for Defense Richard Mulcahy.
29, 1784 - Irish-born Count James Robert Nugent, Field Marshal in the
Austrian army, dies in Prague.
30, 1798 - Privy Council proclaims Ireland in state of rebellion and imposes
30, 1873 - Richard Church, of Co. Cork, soldier, "liberator of Greece," dies
31, 1914 - Timothy D. Sullivan of Bantry Co Cork dies, wrote "God Save
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