1649 in Ireland
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Events from the year 1649 in Ireland.
- January 30
- May 22–October – Robert Blake blockades Prince Rupert's fleet in Kinsale.
- August 2 – Battle of Rathmines – a combined Irish Confederate and English Royalist force trying to besiege Dublin is routed by the English Parliamentarians with heavy casualties.
- August 15 – Oliver Cromwell lands in Dublin with the New Model Army to begin the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland.
- September 3 – Siege of Drogheda begins.
- September 11 – Sack of Drogheda: Cromwell takes the town and put its Irish Catholic Confederation garrison to death.
- October 2 – siege of Wexford begins.
- October 11 – Sack of Wexford: Cromwell's forces take and sack the town, killing many of its defenders and several hundred civilians.
- October 19 – New Ross falls to the English Parliamentarian forces.
- November (early) – Battle of Arklow: An Irish force attacks Cromwell's army as it marches south but is beaten off.
- November 19 – Carrick-on-Suir taken by stealth by Cromwellian forces after they discover an undefended gate. An Irish counter-attack under Major Geoghegan on November 24 is repulsed with five hundred Irish Confederate soldiers killed.
- November 24 – Cromwell's army arrives before Waterford to besiege the city.
- December 6 – Battle of Lisnagarvey – a Scottish Covenanter force is routed by the English Parliamentarian New Model Army.
- December 10 – Cromwell calls off the siege of Waterford and retires to Youghal: due to bad weather and disease, only 3,000 of his 6,500 besieging force are still fit for duty.
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- September 11 – Arthur Aston, Royalist commander (killed during the sack of Drogheda), (b. 1590)
- November 6 – Owen Roe O'Neill Irish Catholic general (dies of disease), (b. 1590)
- December – Michael Jones, English Parliamentarian general (dies of disease at the siege of Waterford).