1800 in Ireland
Events from the year 1800 in Ireland.
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List of years in Ireland
- 28 February – United Irishman Roddy McCorley is executed in Toomebridge for his part in the Irish Rebellion of 1798.
- April – United Irish Uprising of Irish soldiers stationed at St. John's, Newfoundland, with the British Army is dispersed.
- 2 July & 1 August – Acts of Union 1800: the linked Union with Ireland Act 1800, an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain, and Act of Union (Ireland) 1800, an Act of the Parliament of Ireland, are passed by the respective legislatures, to unite the Kingdom of Ireland and Kingdom of Great Britain into the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, with effect from 1 January 1801. The latter Act, drafted at Derrymore House, achieves its majority of 43 in the Irish House of Commons (which will be abolished under the measures) partly through the bribing of former opponents by the award of peerages and honours.
- 1 August – foundation stone of the new King's Inns in Dublin laid, James Gandon being commissioned as the architect.
- 12 August – start of construction of the Military Road across the Wicklow Mountains.
- Dr. John Milner Barry introduces vaccination in Cork.
Arts and literatureEdit
- 6 January – Anna Maria Hall, novelist (died 1881).
- 16 January – Robert Bell, journalist and writer (died 1867).
- 26 February – John Baptist Purcell, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cincinnati (died 1883 in the United States).
- 17 March – James Patrick Mahon, Irish nationalist politician and international mercenary (died 1891).
- 18 March – Harriet Smithson, actress (died 1854 in France).
- 17 June – William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, astronomer and builder of the "Leviathan of Parsonstown" (died 1867).
- July – Richard Quain, anatomist and surgeon (died 1887).
- 14 October – John Hogan, sculptor (died 1858).
- 28 February – Roddy McCorley, United Irishman and a leader of the Irish Rebellion of 1798 (executed).
- Richard Geoghegan, agriculturalist (born 1717).
- Approximate date
- "Act of Union 1707". www.parliament.uk. 2007. Archived from the original on 15 October 2008. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
- Act of Union 1707.
- "Derrymore House". Discover Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland Tourist Board. Archived from the original on 2 April 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
- Ward, Alan J. (1994). The Irish Constitutional Tradition: Responsible Government and Modern Ireland 1782–1992. Blackrock: Irish Academic Press. p. 28. ISBN 0716525194.
- Godden, John (1999). "The Military Road". Retrieved 2 August 2012.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: "Barry, John Milner". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.