1575 in Ireland
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List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1575 in Ireland.
- Walter Devereux, Earl of Essex, has members of the clan O'Neill killed at Banbridge.
- 16 March - Edmund O'Donnell is hanged, drawn and quartered in Cork as a traitor, the first Jesuit executed by the English government.
- May–August - Drought.
- 22 May - Elizabeth I of England orders Essex to break off his enterprise of the plantation of Antrim. He will return to England at the end of the year.
- June - Essex builds a bridge and fort at Blackwater (north of Armagh).
- 27 June - Turlough Luineach O'Neill submits to the English authorities and receives extensive grants of lands and permission to employ 300 Scottish mercenaries.
- 20–26 July - Rathlin Island Massacre: English adventurers Francis Drake and John Norreys, acting for the Earl of Essex, lead an expedition that culminates in the massacre of 500 of the clan MacDonnell in a surprise raid on Rathlin Island.
- August–September - Plague in Leinster.
- 5 August - Sir Henry Sidney is reappointed Lord Deputy of Ireland following the resignation of Sir William FitzWilliam.
Arts and literature
- Approximate date - The manuscript now known as Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 N 10 is copied at Ballycumin, County Roscommon, by Aodh, Dubhthach and Torna of the Ó Maolconaire family.
- 16 March - Edmund O'Donnell, Jesuit (b. 1542)
- 27 November - Sir Peter Carew, English adventurer in Ireland (b. 1514?)
- Christopher Barnewall, statesman (b. 1522)
- Annals of the Four Masters.
- Moody, T. W. et al., ed. (1989). A New History of Ireland. 8: A Chronology of Irish History. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-821744-2.
- Kelsey, Harry (September 2004; online edn, May 2007). "Drake, Sir Francis (1540–1596)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2012-12-20. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
- Wagner, John (1999). Historical Dictionary of the Elizabethan World: Britain, Ireland, Europe, and America. Phoenix: Oryx. p. 278. ISBN 1573562009.
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