1720 in Ireland
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Events from the year 1720 in Ireland.
- 26 March - The Parliament of Great Britain passes the Dependency of Ireland on Great Britain Act 1719 [that is, 1719 Old Style, meaning 1720 in New Style dating], also known as the Declaratory Act 1720, declaring the right of the Parliament of Great Britain to legislate for Ireland and denying the appellate jurisdiction of the Irish House of Lords.
- Dr Steevens' Hospital is established at Kilmainham, Dublin.
- The Royal Cork Yacht Club is established as the Water Club of the Cork Harbour by William O'Brien, 4th Earl of Inchiquin; it is widely acknowledged as the world's oldest yacht club.
- Jonathan Swift publishes Proposal for Universal Use of Irish Manufacture.
- 1 October - Hector Theophilus de Cramahé, Lieutenant-Governor of Province of Quebec, and Lieutenant Governor of Detroit (died 1788).
- 9 October - Andrew Lewis, pioneer and surveyor, soldier from Virginia (died 1781).
- 18 October - Peg Woffington, actress (died 1760).
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- Patrick Browne, physician and botanist (died 1790).
- Ambrose Bernard O'Higgins, afterwards Ambrosio O'Higgins, 1st Marquis of Osorno, Spanish colonial administrator (died 1801 in Peru).
- Birth of Séamus Mór Mac Mhurchaidh, (alias Mac Murphy), Irish poet and outlaw, died 1750.
- "First Parliament of George I: Fifth session - begins 23 November 1719", The History and Proceedings of the House of Commons : volume 6: 1714-1727 (1742), pp. 198-218. Date accessed: 2012-08-02.
- Kirkpatrick, Thomas Percy Claude (1924). The History of Dr Steevens' Hospital, Dublin 1720-1920. Dublin University Press.
- "History of the Western Yacht Club". westernyachtclub.com. Archived from the original on May 18, 2008.