1672 in Ireland
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List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1672 in Ireland.
- February 25 (6 March N.S.) – John O'Mollony is consecrated as Roman Catholic Bishop of Killaloe in Paris.
- March 15 – King Charles II of England issues a Royal Declaration of Indulgence, suspending execution of Penal Laws against Roman Catholics in his realms; this is withdrawn the following year under pressure from the Parliament of England.
- May 21 – The Earl of Essex is appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (sworn 5 August).
- September 24 – elected representatives on corporations are to take an Oath of Supremacy to the Crown unless exempted.
- The office of Lord President of Munster is suppressed.
- John Lynch's De praesulibus Hiberniae is written (first published in Dublin, 1944).
- Sir William Petty's Political Anatomy of Ireland is written (first published in Dublin, 1691); also, engraving of the maps for his Hiberniae Delineatio (published 1685) is completed.
- March 12 (bapt.) – Richard Steele, writer and politician, co-founder of The Spectator magazine (d. 1729)
- August 7 – Michael Hill, politician (d. 1699)
- William Blakeney, 1st Baron Blakeney, soldier (d. 1761)
- August 10 – Robert Leslie, Church of Ireland Bishop of Clogher.
- December 7 – Sir Paul Davys, politician and civil servant (b. c.1600)
- Approximate date
- Moody, T. W.; et al., eds. (1989). A New History of Ireland. 8: A Chronology of Irish History. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-821744-2.
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
- Gwynn, Aubrey (March 1945). "John Lynch's De Praesulibus Hiberniae". Studies: an Irish quarterly review. Irish Province of the Society of Jesus. 34 (133): 37–52. JSTOR 30099542.