1851 in Ireland
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Events from the year 1851 in Ireland.
|See also:||1851 in the United Kingdom|
Other events of 1851
List of years in Ireland
- 30 March – the United Kingdom Census shows that, as part of the legacy of the Great Famine, the population of Ireland has fallen to 6,575,000 – a drop of 1,600,000 in ten years. This is the first census to note use of the Irish language.
- 1 August – Midland Great Western Railway extended from Mullingar to Galway.
- 7 August – Poor Relief (Ireland) Act provides for the establishment of dispensaries.
- Construction of MacNeill's Egyptian Arch, a railway bridge near Newry on the Dublin-Belfast railway line is completed.
- Tillie and Henderson open their first shirt factory in Derry.
- 8 January – William McDonnell, 6th Earl of Antrim, peer (died 1918).
- 14 March – Paddy Ryan, boxer (died 1900).
- 17 March – Ted Sullivan, Major League Baseball player and manager (died 1929 in the United States).
- 21 March – Henry Prittie, 4th Baron Dunalley, peer and Lord Lieutenant of County Tipperary 1905–1922 (died 1927).
- 4 April – James Campbell, 1st Baron Glenavy, lawyer, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, first Chairman of Seanad Éireann (died 1931).
- 22 May – William Moxley, representative from Illinois' 6th congressional district (died 1938 in the United states).
- 4 September – John Dillon, land reform agitator, Irish Home Rule activist, nationalist politician, MP and last leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party (died 1927).
- 3 December – George Noble Plunkett, nationalist, politician, museum curator (died 1948).
- Ross, David (2002). Ireland: History of a Nation (New ed.). New Lanark: Geddes & Grosset. pp. 216, 313. ISBN 1842051644.
- Ó Gráda, Cormac (2006). Ireland’s Great Famine: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. University College Dublin Press. p. 3. ISBN 1-904558-57-7.
- 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.