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12-Dec-1876Arrival of His Grace the Duke of Marlborough, K.G., Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; sworn in before the Privy Council. 
17-Oct-1877Arrival of the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone on a visit to Ireland, on which occasion he was presented with the Freedom of the City of Dublin. 
1-May-1878Re-opening of Christchurch Cathedral on being restored and improved by the munificence of Henry Roe, jun., esq., at a cost exceeding £200,000. 
24-Oct-1878Death of Cardinal Cullen, Roman Catholic Primate of Ireland, aged 76. 
Dec-1878Severe frost 
28-May-1879Moore Centenary, a grand musical and literary demonstration held in the Exhibition Palace in honour of the National Bard of Ireland, the leading features being an oration by the Right Hon. Lord O'Hagan, Rev. Chancellor Tisdall reciting the Ode. The evening was devoted to the performance of Moore's Melodies, together with Professor Clover's Ode to Moore composed for the occasion, and executed by five hundred performers. The audience was the largest ever seen within the Exhibition Palace, numbering upwards of five thousand. 
24-Jun-1879A marble statue, by Farrell, of the late Sir John Gray, M.P., erected in Sackville-street. 
9-Feb-1880The Theatre Royal, Dublin, totally destroyed by an accidental fire. 
21-Feb-1880Unveiling of the Gough Statue in Phoenix Park, sworn in as Chief Secretary for Ireland. 
22-Apr-1880Royal University of Ireland created by Letters Patent. 

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