|1831||National School System introduced.|
|First government grant to religious schools.||1833|
|Queen's College, London. First college for women.||1848|
|Miss Buss founds North London Collegiate School for Girls.||1850|
|Miss Beale is Headmistress of Cheltenham College.||1858|
|1859||Ladies' Collegiate School, Belfast, founded by Mrs Byers.|
|1861||Queen's Institute, Dublin, founded by Anne Jellicoe.|
|1864||Special Report on Convent National Schools.||Payment by results introduced into English elementary education.||1862|
|1866||Alexandra College, Dublin, founded by Anne Jellicoe.|
|1867||The Ladies' Institute, Belfast, founded by Isabella Tod.|
|1868||Powis Commission Inquiry into the National School system.|
|Girton College for Women founded by Emily Davies.||1869|
|1870||University examinations for women held in Queen's College, Belfast and Trinity College, Dublin.||Forster's Elementary Education Act: first state primary schools.
High School movement: Maria Grey.
|Newnham College, Cambridge founded by Henry Sidgwick.||1871|
|1872||First public meeting on girl's secondary and higher education in Belfast. Isabella Tod and Maria Grey involved.|
|1873||First deputation to Lord Lieutenant on defective state of girls' secondary education in Ireland.
Alexandra School, Dublin founded as 'feeder' to Alexandra College.
|1877||Miss McKillip's Ladies' Collegiate School, Derry founded.|
|1878||Intermediate Education (Ireland) Act.|
|1879||Royal University of Ireland Act.|
|1880||Ulster Head Schoolmistresses' Association founded in Belfast.|
|1882||Association of Irish Schoolmistresses established. (CAISM from 1883).|
|1884||First nine women graduates of Royal University of Ireland.|
|1892||Compulsory education up to twelve years.|
|1898||Intermediate Education Inquiry Commission set up.|
|1902||First temporary inspectors for Intermediate Education.|
|1904||Trinity College, Dublin opened all its degrees to women.|
|1908||National University of Ireland opened all its degrees to women.|