1686 in Ireland
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List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1686 in Ireland.
- January 9 – Henry Hyde, 2nd Earl of Clarendon, sworn as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in Dublin.
- March 22 – warrant issued by King James II of England for payments to Roman Catholic bishops.
- April 6 – Michael Boyle (archbishop of Armagh) is replaced as Lord Chancellor of Ireland (after serving for twenty years) by Sir Charles Porter.
- April 20–April 24 – three Roman Catholic judges are appointed to Ireland (but Charles Ingleby refuses to travel there).
- June 5–October 26 – the Roman Catholic Richard Talbot, 1st Earl of Tyrconnell, serves in Ireland as commander in chief of the army.
- October 26 – the Roman Catholic lawyer and politician Richard Nagle writes the 'Coventry letter' to Tyrconnell attacking land settlement in Ireland.
- December – Sir Richard Nagle is appointed Attorney-General for Ireland.
Arts and literature
- February – first known music printed in Ireland.
- Jonathan Swift is granted his BA from Trinity College, Dublin ex speciali gratia.
- March 22 – James Hamilton, 7th Earl of Abercorn (d.1744)
- December 23 – Samuel Madden, clergyman and writer (d.1765)