1862 in Ireland
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Other events of 1862
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1862 in Ireland.
- 1 January - A formal partnership between Edward Harland and Gustav Wilhelm Wolff establishes the Belfast shipbuilders Harland and Wolff.
- 12 May - The Ulster Hall, a concert hall in Belfast, is opened.
- July - The Glasgow & Stranraer Steam Packet Company's PS Briton enters service on the first Stranraer to Larne ferry service.
- 10 September - Eliza Lynch becomes de facto First Lady of Paraguay.
- 3 December - The Midland Great Western Railway extends from Longford to Sligo.
- Undated - The Dublin Fire Brigade is established under the Dublin Corporation Fire Brigades Act.
Arts and literature
- Julia Kavanagh publishes French Women of Letters.
- 10 June - John de Robeck, admiral in the British Navy (died 1928).
- 11 June - Violet Florence Martin, author (died 1915).
- 14 June - John J. Glennon, Roman Catholic Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis and Cardinal (died 1946).
- 21 September - Sir Thomas Esmonde, 11th Baronet, peer, MP and Seanad member (died 1935).
- 14 October - Samuel Cunningham, politician and Irish Privy Councillor (died 1946).
- 6 November - Edward Bulfin, British general during World War I (died 1939).
- 15 December - Jack (Nonpareil) Dempsey, boxer (died 1896).
Full date unknown
- 6 April - Fitz James O'Brien, author (born 1828).
- 21 May - John Drew, actor (born 1827).
- 18 July - John George de la Poer Beresford, Archbishop of Armagh (Church of Ireland) (born 1773).
- 30 July - Eugene O'Curry, scholar (born 1794).
- 30 November - James Sheridan Knowles, dramatist and actor (born 1784).
- 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.
- Moss, Michael; Hume, John R. (1986). Shipbuilders to the World: 125 years of Harland and Wolff, Belfast 1861-1986. Belfast: Blackstaff Press. ISBN 0-85640-343-1.
- Page, Chris (2009-03-06). "Revamped Ulster Hall unveiled". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
- "History". Port of Larne. Retrieved 2014-04-10.
- "1862 - the year Sligo's first train rolled into town". The Sligo Champion. 2012-11-27. Retrieved 2013-01-03.