1600 in Ireland
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List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1600 in Ireland.
- January – Nine Years' War against England is renewed by Hugh O'Neill, 2nd Earl of Tyrone, with an invasion of Munster.
- January 27 – Colonel Richard Wingfield is made Marshal of Ireland by Queen Elizabeth.
- February 18 – Nine Years' War: Rebel cavalry in Munster led by Hugh Maguire (Lord of Fermanagh) are intercepted and their leaders killed.
- May 15 – Nine Years' War: Chief Niall Garbh Ó Domhnaill betrays the Irish alliance and allows Henry Docwra to land at Lough Foyle with an expeditionary force of 4,000 men. In a devastating blow to the rebels, Docwra sets up a series of fortifications along the River Foyle, cutting access between Tír Eoghain and Tyrconnell.
- September 20 – October 9: the Battle of Moyry Pass is fought. Lord Mountjoy's English forces eventually break through Hugh O'Neill's defences in County Armagh and establish a short-lived garrison at Mountnorris but later retreat.
- Aedh O'Rourke, son of Tadhg O'Rourke of West Breifne and Mary O'Donnell of Tyrconnell.
- Heber MacMahon, Roman Catholic Bishop of Clogher (d. 1650)
- Terence Albert O'Brien, Roman Catholic Bishop of Emly, (d. 1651)
- John Temple, judge and politician (d. 1677)
- Approximate date
- February 18 – Hugh Maguire, Lord of Fermanagh and prominent rebel leader, is killed in Munster.
- Baothghalach Mór Mac Aodhagáin, poet (b. 1550)