Events from the year 1850 in Ireland.
|See also:||1850 in the United Kingdom|
Other events of 1850
List of years in Ireland
- Ongoing – Great Famine subsides.
- 31 March – the paddle steamer RMS Royal Adelaide (1838), bound from Cork to London, sinks in the English Channel with the loss of all 250 on board.
- 19 November – the barque Edmond sinks off Kilkee with the loss of 98 of the 216 aboard.
- Improved navigation of River Shannon throughout from Killaloe to Lough Key is completed.
- The Encumbered Estates Commissioners sell off remaining Donegall estate properties in Belfast to the tenants.
- Crumlin Road Courthouse in Belfast is completed.
- Central Criminal Lunatic Asylum for Ireland opened in Dundrum, Dublin, the first secure hospital in Europe.
Arts and literatureEdit
- 10 January – William Reid Clanny, physician and inventor of the Clanny safety lamp for miners (born 1770).
- 6 August – Windham Quin, 2nd Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl, peer (born 1782).
- 13 August – Martin Archer Shee, painter (born 1769).
- 18 August – Charles Arbuthnot, Tory politician and member of the Privy Council (born 1767).
- 10 October – Jon Riley, deserter from United States Army, a founder of the San Patricios (born 1805).
- 29 December – William Hamilton Maxwell, novelist (born 1792).
- 25 April – William Melville, police officer and first chief of the British Secret Service (died 1918).
- 9 June – Pierce Charles de Lacy O'Mahony, Nationalist politician, barrister and philanthropist (died 1930).
- 24 June – Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, British Field Marshal and statesman (drowned 1916).
- 17 July – Edmond Holmes, educationalist, writer on religion and poet (died 1936).
- 12 September – James Bernard, 4th Earl of Bandon, Deputy Lieutenant in Ireland (died 1924).
- 8 October – Matthias McDonnell Bodkin, Nationalist politician, barrister and journalist (died 1933).
- 22 December – Thomas O'Shaughnessy, lawyer and judge (died 1933).
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- "History". Central Mental Hospital Carers. Retrieved 2014-11-22.