List of massacres in Ireland

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This is a list of incidents that happened in the area that is now the Republic of Ireland and are commonly called "massacres". The list also includes "massacres" that occurred in what is now Northern Ireland prior to 1921 (before the Partition of Ireland). For massacres that happened in Northern Ireland after 1921, see List of massacres in the United Kingdom.

Date Name Location Deaths Injuries Notes
1575 Rathlin Island Massacre Rathlin Island 600+
1578 Massacre of Mullaghmast Mullaghmast, County Kildare 100+
10 October 1580 Dún an Óir massacre Ard na Caithne, County Kerry 600+ English sailors under the command of Lord Deputy Arthur Grey slaughter as many as 600 Italian and Spanish Papal soldiers, after they had surrendered. The massacre took place during the Second Desmond Rebellion
November 1641 Portadown Massacre Portadown roughly 100 Irish soldiers massacred as many as 100 English Protestant settlers, including women and children. The massacre took place on the banks of the River Bann and sparked the Eleven Years War
15 September 1647 Massacre of Cashel Rock of Cashel almost 1,000 part of the Eleven Years War
11 September 1649 Siege of Drogheda Drogheda, County Louth 2,950 part of the Eleven Years War; also called "the Drogheda Massacre"
11 October 1649 Sack of Wexford Wexford, County Wexford 3,500
25 May 1798 Massacre of Dunlavin Green Dunlavin, County Wicklow 36 3 part of the Irish Rebellion of 1798
25 May 1798 Carnew massacre Carnew, County Wicklow 38 part of the Irish Rebellion of 1798
19 May 1798 Gibbet Rath massacre Curragh, County Kildare 300–500 part of the Irish Rebellion of 1798
5 June 1798 Scullabogue massacre Scullabogue, County Wexford 100–200 2 part of the Irish Rebellion of 1798
20 June 1798 Wexford massacre Wexford bridge, Wexford 90-100 part of the Irish Rebellion of 1798
21 November 1920 Croke Park massacre Dublin 14 60–70 part of the Irish War of Independence
6/7 March 1923 Ballyseedy Massacre Ballyseedy 8 1 part of the Irish Civil War