1846 in Ireland
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Events from the year 1846 in Ireland.
|See also:||1846 in the United Kingdom|
Other events of 1846
List of years in Ireland
- Ongoing – Great Hunger: The first deaths from hunger take place early in the year. Phytophthora infestans almost totally destroys the summer potato crop and the Famine worsens considerably. By December a third of a million destitute people are employed on public works.
- 13 March – Ballinlass incident: eviction of 300 tenants at the village of Ballinlass in County Galway.
- 22 September – the Great Western Steamship Company's SS Great Britain, bound from Liverpool for New York, runs aground in Dundrum Bay (County Down). She lies here for almost a year, protected by temporary measures organised by her designer, I. K. Brunel.
- Maziere Brady succeeds Sir Edward Sugden as Lord Chancellor of Ireland, an office which he will hold (with short intervals) until 1866.
- HM Prison Crumlin Road in Belfast is opened with the arrival of the first inmates, who are forced to walk from Carrickfergus Prison in chains.
- The first substantial English translation of the Annals of the Four Masters, made by Owen Connellan, is published.
- The Anglo-Celt newspaper begins weekly publication in Cavan.
- Historian Ruaidhrí Ó Flaithbheartaigh (Roderic O'Flaherty)'s Chorographical description of West or Iar Connacht (1684) is first published.
- 10 February – Lord Charles Beresford, British admiral (died 1919)
- 13 February – John O'Connor Power, Irish Nationalist politician and Member of Parliament (died 1919).
- 25 March – Michael Davitt, republican, nationalist agrarian agitator, social campaigner, labour leader and Irish National Land League founder (died 1906).
- 27 June – Charles Stewart Parnell, Irish nationalist leader (died 1891).
- 30 June – Frances Margaret Milne, author and librarian (died 1910 in the United States).
- 22 July – Alfred Perceval Graves, writer (died 1931).
- 13 August – Otto Jaffe, twice elected as Irish Unionist Party Lord Mayor of Belfast (died 1929).
- 10 September – John F. Finerty, U.S. Representative from Illinois (died 1908).
- 18 September – Standish James O'Grady, author, journalist and historian (died 1928).
- 23 August – Sir Henry Bellingham, 4th Baronet, politician and barrister (died 1921).
- 9 October – Frank Hugh O'Donnell, writer and nationalist politician (died 1916).
- 18 November – Samuel Cleland Davidson, inventor and engineer (died 1921)
- Keneally, Thomas (1999). The Great Shame. London: Vintage. p. 110.
- Ross, David (2002). Ireland: History of a Nation.
- "Great Britain". Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Retrieved 2013-03-21.
- Ball, F. Elrington (1926). The Judges in Ireland 1221–1921. London: John Murray.
- Moody, T. W.; et al., eds. (1989). A New History of Ireland. 8: A Chronology of Irish History. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-821744-2.