Founding of the Royal University of Ireland

The University Education Act of 1879 had proposed the founding of a degree-granting university where candidates could sit examinations regardless of whether or not they attended the colleges. Accordingly, the Royal University of Ireland was established on 27 April 1880. It would be dissolved in 1909. Image: Coat of arms, Queen's University, Belfast. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.


Kimberly J. Stern, "The Publication of John Pentland Mahaffy's The Decay of Modern Preaching (1882)"

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27 Apr 1880 to 27 Apr 1880

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