1586 in Ireland
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Events from the year 1586 in Ireland.
- September 23 – Battle of Ardnaree in County Mayo: English troops under Sir Richard Bingham, governor of Connacht, defeat an Irish-Scottish mercenary army – led by the brothers Donald Gorm MacDonald of Carey and Alexander Carragh MacDonald of Glenarm (both of whom are killed) – fighting on behalf of the rebel Mac Philbins and Burkes.
- c. December? – Richard Creagh, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh, dies a prisoner in the Tower of London.
- County Longford is shired, separating it from Westmeath.
- Robert Gardiner is appointed Lord Chief Justice of Ireland.
- Sir Edward Waterhouse is appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer of Ireland.
- Elizabeth I of England and James VI of Scotland agree in the Treaty of Berwick that the MacDonnell family, claimants to the Glens of Antrim, have the right to stay in Ireland.
- Antony Hickey, Franciscan theologian (d. 1641)
- William St Leger, Anglo-Irish landowner and military commander (d. 1642)
- May 5 – Henry Sidney, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1529)
- c. December? – Richard Creagh, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh (b. c.1523)