CELT Project (MS image source: CPG 359 copyright Uni-Bibl. Heidelberg)
CELT - Corpus of Electronic Texts
Documents of Ireland
Home About News FAQ Published Captured Search Languages Contact Resources People

Horace Plunkett

Chronology of Horace Plunkett

Ireland in the New Century by Sir Horace Plunkett

   
1854 October 24: born at Sherborne (Glos.), England, sixth child of Baron Dunsany
1860: family moved to Dunsany, Co. Meath, Ireland
1872-73: attended university at Oxford
1878: formed Dunsany Co-operative Society
1879-89: ranched in Wyoming during spring and summer, wintered in Ireland
1888: Co-operative Stores for Ireland (article)
1889: attended Annual Co-operative Congress at Ipswich, England; started co-operative store in Doneraile, Co. Cork, Ireland; Co-operative Wholesale Society established first Irish co-operative creamery at Drumcollogher, Co. Limerick, Ireland
1891: founded his first co-operative creamery at Ballyhahill, Co. Limerick, Ireland
1892 July: elected as M.P. for South Dublin
1894 April 18: Irish Agricultural Organisation Society (IAOS) formed
1895 May: re-elected for South Dublin
1897: sworn to Irish Privy Council
1899: Vice-President of Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction
1900 October: defeated in South Dublin election
1901 November: defeated in Galway by-election
1902: Fellowship of the Royal Society
1903: knighted
1904: Ireland in the New Century published
1906: honorary degree from Oxford
1908: Noblesse Oblige; honorary degree from Dublin (TCD)
1910: The Rural Life Problem of the USA
1914: A Better Way: an Appeal to Ulster not to Desert Ireland
1917 July: elected chairman of the Irish Convention
1918: reported on Irish Convention; Home Rule and Conscription; resigned from Congested Districts Board
1920: creameries attacked by military; England's Irish Policy before and after the War
1921: compulsory closure of creameries by military; Anglo-Irish Treaty signed on 7 December
1922: nominated to the Irish Senate (upper house); Ulster Agricultural Organisation Society founded; IAOS obtains annual grant from Free State administration
1923: resigned Senate seat; moved to England after Irish house burned
1929: learned to fly at 75 years of age
1930 August: last visit to Ireland
1932 March 26: died at Weybridge (Surrey), England

Sources:
Trevor West, Horace Plunkett: co-operation and politics, an Irish biography (Colin Smythe: Gerrards Cross (Bucks.) 1986.

celtic knot
University College Cork
UCC

© 1997–2014 Corpus of Electronic Texts (UCC)
Email CELT: b.faerber(at)ucc.ie

University College Cork
UCC