1646 in Ireland
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List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1646 in Ireland.
- March 3 – the title of Earl of Leinster in the Peerage of Ireland is created for Robert Cholmondeley.
- March 28 – the first "Ormonde Peace": the Supreme Council of the Irish Catholic Confederation signs an agreement with James Butler, Marquess of Ormonde, as lieutenant of Charles I of England which would procure some rights for Catholics in return for their military support of the royalists in England, but this is renounced by the Confederation's General Assembly.
- June 5 – the Battle of Benburb, part of the Irish Confederate Wars, takes place in County Tyrone. The forces of Catholic Confederate Ireland under Owen Roe O'Neill secure a decisive victory over a Scottish Covenanter and Anglo-Irish army led by Robert Monro.
- June 29 – battle at Laught (Leacht), part of the Irish Confederate Wars, between Tadhg Mór and his brother Laughlin Ó Cellaigh (who is killed).
Arts and literature
- Henry Burkhead's closet drama Cola's Fury, or Lirenda's Misery, based on the Irish Rebellion of 1641, is published in Kilkenny (dated 1645).
- August 24 – Roger Boyle, 2nd Earl of Orrery, politician (d. 1682)
- John Davys, politician (d. 1689)
- Antoine Hamilton, author (d. 1720)