1846 in Ireland
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List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1846 in Ireland.
- Ongoing - Great Famine: The first deaths from hunger take place early in the year. Phytophthora infestans almost totally destroys the summer potato crop and the Famine worsens considerably. By December a third of a million destitute people are employed on public works.
- 13 March - Ballinglass Incident: eviction of 300 tenants at the village of Ballinglass.
- 22 September - The Great Western Steamship Company's SS Great Britain, bound from Liverpool for New York, runs aground in Dundrum Bay (County Down). She lies here for almost a year, protected by temporary measures organised by her designer, I. K. Brunel.
- Maziere Brady succeeds Sir Edward Sugden as Lord Chancellor of Ireland, an office which he will hold (with short intervals) until 1866.
- HM Prison Crumlin Road in Belfast is opened with the arrival of the first inmates, who are forced to walk from Carrickfergus Prison in chains.
- The first substantial English translation of the Annals of the Four Masters, made by Owen Connellan, is published.
- The Anglo-Celt newspaper begins weekly publication in Cavan.
- Historian Ruaidhrí Ó Flaithbheartaigh (Roderic O'Flaherty)'s Chorographical description of West or Iar Connacht (1684) is first published.
- 10 February - Lord Charles Beresford, British admiral (died 1919)
- 13 February - John O'Connor Power, Irish Nationalist politician and Member of Parliament (died 1919).
- 25 March - Michael Davitt, republican, nationalist agrarian agitator, social campaigner, labour leader and Irish National Land League founder (died 1906).
- 22 July - Alfred Perceval Graves, writer (died 1931).
- 13 August - Otto Jaffe, twice elected as Irish Unionist Party Lord Mayor of Belfast (died 1929).
- 10 September - John F. Finerty, U.S. Representative from Illinois (died 1908).
- 18 September - Standish James O'Grady, author, journalist, historian (died 1928).
- 23 August - Sir Henry Bellingham, 4th Baronet, politician and barrister (died 1921).
- 9 October - Frank Hugh O'Donnell, writer and nationalist politician (died 1916).
- 18 November - Samuel Cleland Davidson, inventor and engineer (died 1921)
- 3 April – Zozimus (Michael J. Moran), comic poet (b. c. 1794)
- 12 October – Lawrence Kavenagh, bushranger (b. c. 1805)
- exact date unknown – George Darley, poet, novelist and critic (born 1795).
- Keneally, Thomas (1999). The Great Shame. London: Vintage. p. 110.
- Ross, David (2002). Ireland: History of a Nation.
- "Great Britain". Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Retrieved 2013-03-21.
- Ball, F. Elrington (1926). The Judges in Ireland 1221-1921. London: John Murray.
- 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.