1640 in Ireland
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List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1640 in Ireland.
- December 5 - John Atherton, Church of Ireland Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, and his proctor are executed on a charge of buggery, on Saint Stephen's Green, Dublin.
- Approximate date - Dubhaltach Mac Fhirbhisigh transcribes the only surviving copy of the Chronicon Scotorum.
Arts and literature
- March 17 (St. Patrick's Day) - Henry Burnell's play Landgartha premieres at the Werburgh Street Theatre in Dublin. It is one of the earliest dramatic works from a native Irish playwright.
- James Shirley's play Saint Patrick for Ireland is published. The author returns to England around April 16.
- June 29 - Elizabeth Stanhope, Countess of Chesterfield (d. 1665 in England)
- Thomas Beecher, politician and soldier (d. 1709)
- Charles Molloy, lawyer (d. 1690)
- Approximate date
- Norris, David (2009-05-17). "Changing Attitudes: address ... at the service to mark International day against homophobia ... in Christ Church Cathedral". Senator David Norris. Retrieved 2012-11-08.