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2-Apr-1871Census of the Population of Dublin taken. Number of Inhabitants within the Municipal Borough, 115,618 males and 130,708 females; total, 246,326, inhabiting 23,896 houses. 
31-Jul-1871The Prince of Wales, Prince Arthur, the Princess Louise, and the Marquess of Louise, pay a visit to Dublin. 
1-Aug-1871Annual meeting of the Royal Agricultural Society of Ireland opened in Dublin by the Prince of Wales. 
4-Aug-1871Grand review in the Phoenix Park in presence of the Princes. 
6-Aug-1871Riot in the Phoenix Park, in suppressing an attempted political meeting. 
7-Aug-1871Departure of the Princes from Kingstown. 
25-Oct-1871Trial of Robert Kelly commenced at the Commission Court for the murder of Head-Constable Talbot, which ended in a verdict of acquittal after an eleven days' trial. Kelly detained, and subsequently tried and convicted for attempting to shoot two policemen. 
27-Nov-1871The Gaiety Theatre, erected on a suitable site in South King-street and Grafton-street, by the proprietors, Messrs. M. and J. Gunn, was opened. The house, which is exceedingly handsome and commodious, was built by the Messrs. Meade, from designs supplied by Mr. Phipps, F.O.S., London. It is modelled on the pattern of the London Gaiety Theatre, and consists of pit, balcony, private boxes, upper circle, and gallery, and is capable of accommodating 2,000 spectators comfortably. The opening performance was given by the St. James's Comedy Company, and the piece selected, Goldsmith's "She Stoops to Conquer." 
1-Feb-1872Street Tramways opened in Dublin from Nelson's Pillar to Rathmines and Terenure; also, on 3rd June, to and from Kingsbridge and the Dublin Exhibition, and on 1st October, to and from Sandymount. 
1-Jun-1872The Dublin Exhibition of Arts, Industries, and Manufactures, was opened this day, under the auspices of His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. This Exhibition was originated by Sir Arthur Edward Guinness, bart., and his brother, Edward Cecil Guinness, esq., and contained a Manufacturers' Department Loan Museum, and National Portrait Gallery. The Exhibition was open 154 days and 58 evenings, and the entire number of admissions was 420,000, making an average of 2,700 each day. The Exhibition was formally closed on the 30th November, in presence of His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant. 

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