Isaac Butt, ‘Father of Home Rule’, is born in Glenfin, County Donegal.
The Catholic Emancipation Act is passed following a peaceful campaign.
The Great Famine follows the failure of the potato crop.
Europe erupts in rebellion. In Ireland the young Irelanders nationalist rebellion fails.
Joseph Monier, a Parisian gardener, becomes one of the principal inventors of reinforced concrete.
Isaac Butt founds the Home Rule Association.
Isaac Butt dies and the Liffey’s most easterly road bridge is opened in his name.
Seven year old Martin Hanbury drowns having fallen into the Liffey from Butt Bridge.
The Tara Street Public Baths open, providing penny baths for the poor.
Construction of the new Butt Bridge begins.
The new Butt Bridge opens in time for the Eucharistic Congress.
Butt Bridge loses its status as the Liffey’s most easterly road bridge when the Talbot Memorial Bridge opens.