IMPORTANT DATES FOR DUBLIN IN VICTORIAN TIMES.
1824: Shelbourne hotel opens.
1825: Gas street lights.
1829: Coombe hospital opens.
1834: Dublin-Kingstown Railway opens.
1837: Victoria becomes Queen.
1845: First potato blight reported 9th September.
1847: Rathmines township formed.
1850: Duty on bricks abolished.
1853: International Exhibition.
1854: Harcourt Street line opens.
1855: Donnybrook Fair abolished.
1863: Pembroke township founded.
1867: Fenian rebellion.
1872: First (horse-drawn) trams in Dublin.
1879: Drumcondra township formed.
1879: Dublin's first public libraries open.
1881: First use of electric street lighting.
1890: National Library and Museum opens.
1895: Fire destroys Arnotts.
1896: Stock exchange boom - electric trams introduced.
1901: Victoria dies.
1904: The Abbey opens - Bloomsday 16th June 1904.
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