1758 in Ireland
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Events from the year 1758 in Ireland.
- Summer – work begins on construction of what will become the Grand Canal near Dublin.
- 27 October – the ship Dublin Trader (Captain White) leaves Parkgate, Cheshire, for Dublin, and founders in the Irish Sea; she carries 70,000 Irish pounds in money and £80,000 in goods, while among the 60 passengers lost are Edward, fifth Earl of Drogheda, Theophilus Cibber (the English actor, bound for a season at the Smock Alley Theatre), and (probably) the mezzotint engraver Michael Ford.
- The agriculturalist Richard Geoghegan reclaims a large tract of land from the sea at Ballyconneely in County Galway.
- Mineral spring discovered at Lucan, Dublin.
- 26 March – Samuel Greg, entrepreneur and pioneer of the factory system at Quarry Bank Mill (died 1834).
- December – Mary Leadbeater, writer (died 1826).
- Hans Blackwood, 3rd Baron Dufferin and Claneboye (died 1839).
- October – Michael Ford, mezzotint engraver.
- Delany, Ruth (1988). A celebration of 250 years of Ireland's Inland Waterways. Belfast: Appletree Press. p. 76. ISBN 0-86281-200-3.
- Salmon, Eric (2004). "Cibber, Theophilus (1703–1758)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/5418. Retrieved 2012-10-31. (subscription or UK public library membership required)