1678 in Ireland
|See also:||Other events of 1678
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1678 in Ireland.
- October 11 – Peter Talbot, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland, having returned to Ireland in May, is arrested near Maynooth on the orders of James Butler, Duke of Ormonde, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for supposed complicity in the Popish Plot and imprisoned in Dublin Castle.
- The vacant Bishopric of Leighlin is given to the Bishop of Kildare to form the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin.
- September 26 – Peter Lacy, soldier, imperial commander in Russia (d.1751)
- 1677 or 1678 – George Farquhar, dramatist (d.1707)