1794 in Ireland
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- 1 January - Lagan Canal opened throughout from Belfast to Lough Neagh.
- 4 May - Dublin Society of United Irishmen suppressed.
- 29 June - Physician and poet William Drennan, a leading figure in the Dublin Society of United Irishmen, is tried for seditious libel for circulating a pamphlet Address to the Volunteers in 1792; he is acquitted but withdraws from further direct political commitment.
- Establishment of Ballincollig Gunpowder Mills.
- 9 January - Mother Frances Mary Teresa Ball, founder of Irish Branch of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Loreto schools (died 1861).
- 20 February - William Carleton, writer (died 1869).
- 23 April - Benjamin Holmes, businessman and politician in Quebec (died 1865).
- 6 May - Price Blackwood, 4th Baron Dufferin and Claneboye, Royal Navy captain (died 1841).
- 17 May - Anna Brownell Jameson, writer (died 1860).
- 20 November - Eugene O'Curry, scholar (died 1862).
Full date unknown
- Joseph Patrick Haverty, painter (died 1864).
- William Maginn, journalist and writer (died 1842).
- Sir Alexander McDonnell, 1st Baronet, lawyer, civil servant and commissioner of national education in Ireland (died 1875).
Full date unknown
- Richard Robinson, 1st Baron Rokeby, Archbishop of Armagh and founder of the Armagh Observatory (born 1709).
- McCutcheon, W. A. (1965). The Canals of the North of Ireland. Newton Abbot: David and Charles. ISBN 0-7153-4028-X.
- Moody, T.W.; Martin, F.X., ed. (1967). The Course of Irish History. Cork: Mercier Press. p. 374.
- McBride, I. R. (2004). "Drennan, William (1754–1820)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/8046. Retrieved 2013-08-19. (subscription or UK public library membership required)