1740s: Dance Masters travelled through Ireland teaching Irish dancing.
1880s: Introductory steps for St. Patrick's day was composed - documented later in 1914.
1898: First Irish dancing competition 'Feis' Macroom West Cork.
1897: London hosts the first ever Ceili.
1902: 1st list of Irish figure dances published by the London Gaelic League.
1930: Irish dancing An Comisiúm established to preserve and promote Irish dancing.
1932: 1st list of Irish dance teachers published - which were exclusively teachers from Ireland.
1943: 1st exam for Irish dance teachers (TCRG) introduced.
1948: First teacher from Liverpool registered - first in England.
1952: Geraldine O'Shea Ryan sails from Australia to Ireland to sit the TCRG.
1954: 1st American Irish dance teachers accredited.
1969: An Comhdhail becomes a seperate Irish dance organisation.
1970: 1st An Comisúm World Championships in Dublin.
1982: CRN organisation established by group of 12 teachers.
1994: Eurovision song contest features Michael Flatley and Jean Butler.
1994: Riverdance the show is created and performed.
1996: Lord of the Dance debuts.
1999: Dancing on Dangerous Ground debuts.
2000: The An Comisiúm World Championships head outsie the Republic of Ireland for the first time - held in Belfast.
2008: 1st Mexican citizen qualified as TCRG.
2009: An Comisiúm Worlds Championships head to the USA for the first time.
2012: 1st Russian citizen qualifies as TCRG.
2015: An Comisiúm World Championships held in Montreal, Canada, for the first time.