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Hugh Gough is Born

Nov 07, 1779

Lieutenant-General Sir Hugh Gough is born in Ireland

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Despard is Born

1784

Colonel Henry Despard is born in Ireland.

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Hugh Wheeler is Born

Jun 30, 1789

Hugh Massy Wheeler is born in Ireland

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William Hobson is Born

Sep 26, 1792

William Hobson was born in Waterford in Ireland

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Hugh Gough is Commissioned

Aug 07, 1793

Hugh Gough is commissioned into the Limerick Militia

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Hugh Gough Becomes a Lieutenant

Oct 11, 1794

Hugh Gough is promoted to lieutenant in the 119th Regiment of Foot

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Henry Lawrence is Sent Britain

1812

Henry Lawrence is sent Britain in order to go to school at Foyle College in Londonderry

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Hugh Gough is Promoted to Colonel

Aug 12, 1819

Hugh Gough is promoted to Colonel and given command of the 22nd Regiment of Foot in Ireland

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John Nicholson is Born

Dec 11, 1822

John Nicholson is born in Dublin

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William Dowling is Born

1825

William Dowling is born in Thomastown in County Kilkenny

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Lawrence Surveying Ireland

1828

Henry Lawrence assists in surveying Ireland

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Henry Lawrence Leaves for India

Sep 02, 1829

Henry Lawrence leaves for India

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Bohn Sullivan is Born

Apr 10, 1830

John Sullivan is born in County Cork in Ireland

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Samuel Hill Lawrence is Born

Jan 22, 1831

Samuel Hill Lawrence is born in Cork

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John Harrison is Born

Jan 24, 1832

John Harrison is born in Ireland

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Garnet Wolseley is Born

Jun 04, 1833

Garnet Wolseley is born in Dublin into an army family. His father was Major Garnet Joseph Wolseley of the King's Own Scottish Borderers (25th Foot).

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Hugh Burgoyne is Born

Jul 17, 1833

Hugh Talbot Burgoyne is born in Dublin

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Charles Lucas is Born

Feb 19, 1834

Charles Lucas is born in County Armagh in Ireland

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Charles Beresford is Born

Feb 10, 1846

Charles Beresford is born

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SS Great Britain Runs Ashore

Sep 22, 1846

SS Great Britain runs ashore Dundrum Bay on the north-east coast of Ireland. Measures are put in place to protect her, organised by her designer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, but even with these no other ship would have survived the winter storms. However, her iron hull is so strong that she can endure it ready to be re-floated during the next summer.

The Great Western Steamship Company suspends sailings on both of their ships: SS Great Britain and PS Great Western.

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Garnet Wolseley Leaves School

1847

Garnet Wolseley leaves school in Dublin to begin working in a surveyor's office at age 14 after the death of his father means that they can no longer afford to send him.

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SS Great Britain is Re-Floated

Aug 25, 1847

The SS Great Britain is re-floated and taken back to Liverpool for repairs

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Postmaster James Hosken

1848

After grounding SS Great Britain James Hosken is not able to find another post on board a ship he becomes postmaster at Labuan

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Osborn Transfers to HMS Crocodile

Sep 07, 1848

Lieutenant Osborn transfers to HMS Crocodile, the receiving ship in Cork

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Sir Hugh Gough Returns to Ireland

Jun 04, 1849

Sir Hugh Gough returns to Ireland and is created Viscount Gough of Goojerat in the Punjab shortly before retiring

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John Harrison joins the Navy

1850

John Harrison joins the Royal Navy as a Boy Second Class

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Garnet Wolseley joins the Army

Garnet Wolseley joins the army as an ensign in the 12th Foot, his late-father's regiment

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Garnet Wolseley Transfers to the 80Th Foot

Apr 13, 1852

Garnet Wolseley transfers to the 80th foot

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Garnet Wolseley is Transferred to the 84Th

Jan 27, 1854

Garnet Wolseley is transferred to the 84th Regiment of Foot

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Sackville Hamilton Carden is Born

May 03, 1857

Sackville Hamilton Carden is born in Templemore in Ireland

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John De Robeck is Born

Jun 10, 1862

John de Robeck is born in Ireland

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Sir Hugh Gough is Promoted to Field Marshal

Nov 09, 1862

Sir Hugh Gough is promoted to Field Marshal

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Buckle Becomes C in C of Ireland

Nov 1867

Rear-Admiral Buckle is made the Commander-in-chief of Ireland at Queenstown

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Sir Hugh Gough Dies

Mar 02, 1869

Sir Hugh Gough dies at his home in Ireland

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Buckley joins the Coast Guard

Dec 1871

Cecil Buckley is appointed to the coast guard cutter Valiant on the Shannon river in Ireland

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Buckley Leaves the Coast Guard

Oct 1872

Cecil Buckley is invalided out of the coast guard

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Charles Beresford is Elected to Parliament

1874

Charles Beresford is elected to parliament by County Waterford as part of the Conservative Party. That year, he also joins the Prince of Wales on a tour of India. The Prince insisted on dressing for dinner, even in the jungle, but allowed the concession of cutting off the tails of their evening coats, creating the dinner jacket.

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Captain Salmon is Given HMS Valiant

Apr 1874

Captain Nowell Salmon is given command of HMS Valiant in Ireland

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The Churchill Family Moves to Dublin

1876

The Churchill family moves to Dublin when his father, Randolph Churchill, took up the position of private secretary to his own father, John Spencer-Churchill, who had just become the Viceroy of Ireland

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Charles Beresford is Re-Elected

1880

Charles Beresford is re-elected to parliament by the County Waterford

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Director of Naval Ordnance

1880

Rear-Admiral Hamilton is put in command of the coast of Ireland. This year he is also made the Director of Naval Ordnance

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Commander of the Coast of Ireland

1883

Rear-Admiral Hamilton is replaced as the commander of the coast of Ireland

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John Sullivan Dies

Jun 28, 1884

John Sullivan kills himself in Kinsale in County Cork in Ireland

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Erskine Childers Buys Shulah

1893

Erskine Childers buys his first yacht, Shulah

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SS Suva is Launched

1906

SS Suva is built by Workman, Clark and Company in Belfast for the Australasian United Steam Navigation Company. She was then used on the Australia-Fiji run and coastal passenger service from Brisbane.

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Erskine Childers Smuggles Guns to Ireland

Jun 1914

Erskine Childers uses his yacht the Asgard to smuggle a cargo of 900 Mauser Model 1871 rifles and 29000 cartridges to the Irish Volunteers, an Irish nationalist movement

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Monitors Launched

May 22, 1915

HMS M. No. 33 and HMS M. No. 29 are launched at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast

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Erskine Childers Arrested

Nov 10, 1922

Irish Free State forces arrest Erskine Childers during the Irish civil war

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Eskine Childers is Sentenced

Nov 20, 1922

Eskine Childers is sentenced to death for being in possession of a pistol

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Eskine Childers is Executed

Nov 24, 1922

Eskine Childers is executed by firing squad in Dublin. He made his son, the future president of the Republic of Ireland, promise to seek out and shake the hand of every man who signed his death sentence. His final words were to the firing squad: “Take a step or two forward, lads, it will be easier that way.”

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SS Royal Iris Becomes SS Blarney

1946

SS Royal Iris is sold to the Cork Harbour Commissioners and renamed SS Blarney

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SS Blarney is Sold

Dec 1961

SS Blarney is sold for scrap

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