TIMELINE

 

Since the inception of the Club, Hibernian have always had an ambitious and progressive outlook.

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1870 - 1879

1700s: IRELAND COMES TO EDINBURGH

Irish immigrants arrive in Scotland over the course of the 18th Century, growing a community in the Cowgate area of Edinburgh known as 'Little Ireland'. St Patrick's Church is resultantly established.

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1870: MEN OF VISION

Two men key to the future formation of Hibernian Football Club, Edward Hannan and Michael Whelahan, meet for the first time as a result of the Catholic Young Men's Society opening a branch in St Patrick's Chruch.

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1875: ERIN GO BRAGH

Hibernian Football Club is born on Friday 6th August 1875. Father Hannan is elected as manager and Michael Whelahan as the first captain.

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