Events from the year 1649 in Ireland.
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List of years in Ireland
- 30 January
- 22 May–October – Robert Blake blockades Prince Rupert's fleet in Kinsale.
- 2 August – Battle of Rathmines – a combined Irish Confederate and English Royalist force trying to besiege Dublin is routed by the English Parliamentarians with heavy casualties.
- 15 August – Oliver Cromwell lands in Dublin with the New Model Army to begin the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland.
- 3 September – Siege of Drogheda begins.
- 11 September – Sack of Drogheda: Cromwell takes the town and put its Irish Catholic Confederation garrison to death.
- 2 October – siege of Wexford begins.
- 11 October – Sack of Wexford: Cromwell's forces take and sack the town, killing many of its defenders and several hundred civilians.
- 19 October – New Ross falls to the English Parliamentarian forces.
- November (early) – Battle of Arklow: An Irish force attacks Cromwell's army as it marches south but is beaten off.
- 19 November – Carrick-on-Suir taken by stealth by Cromwellian forces after they discover an undefended gate. An Irish counter-attack under Major Geoghegan on 24 November is repulsed with five hundred Irish Confederate soldiers killed.
- November 24 – Cromwell's army arrives before Waterford to besiege the city.
- 6 December – Battle of Lisnagarvey – a Scottish Covenanter force is routed by the English Parliamentarian New Model Army.
- 10 December – Cromwell calls off the siege of Waterford and retires to Youghal: due to bad weather and disease, only 3,000 of his 6,500 besieging force are still fit for duty.
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