1796 in Ireland
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List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1796 in Ireland.
- 1 February – Wolfe Tone arrives in France.
- 12 July – first Orange Institution parades on The Twelfth held to commemorate the Battle of the Boyne (1690) in Portadown, Lurgan and Waringstown.
- 9 August – the convict ship Marquis Cornwallis leaves Cork for Australia.
- September – 'Gold rush' in the Wicklow Hills near Avoca.
- 10 December – the convict ship Britannia leaves Cork for Australia.
- 15 December – Expédition d'Irlande: French expedition (43 ships and 14,000 men) sails from Brest.
- 22 December – French fleet, with Wolfe Tone on board, arrives in Bantry Bay, but is unable to land due to contrary winds.
- Insurrection Act and Treason by Women Act passed.
- Yeomanry Corps formed.
- Building of the Four Courts in Dublin is substantially completed under the supervision of James Gandon.
Arts and literature
- Edward Bunting's A General Collection of the Ancient Irish Music is published.
- 27 March – Robert James Graves, surgeon (died 1853).
- April – Abraham Brewster, judge and Lord Chancellor of Ireland (died 1874).
- 20 July – Maziere Brady, judge and Lord Chancellor of Ireland (died 1871).
- 16 August – Francis Crozier, British Royal Navy officer and polar explorer (lost after 1848).
- 4 October – Robert King, 4th Earl of Kingston, soldier and politician (died 1867).
- 27 November
- 3 December – Francis Kenrick, headed the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia, then was Archbishop of Baltimore (died 1863).
- Full date unknown
- Michael Banim, writer (died 1874).
- James Curley, astronomer (died 1889 in the United States).
- George Crawford Hyndman, auctioneer and marine biologist (died 1867).
- Charles Cromwell Ingham, painter and founder of the New York National Academy of Design (died 1863 in the United States).
- John Pitt Kennedy, British military engineer, agricultural reformer and civil servant (died 1879).
- James McLevy, detective in Edinburgh (died 1875 in Scotland).
- George Maguire, Mayor of St. Louis, Missouri (died 1882 in the United States).
- Jones Quain, anatomist (died 1865).
- Michael Joseph Quin, author, journalist and editor (died 1843).
- Moody, T. W.; Martin, F. X., eds. (1967). The Course of Irish History. Cork: Mercier Press. p. 374.
- "Parades and Marches – Chronology 2: Historical Dates and Events". Conflict Archive on the Internet (CAIN). Retrieved 28 January 2010.
- McCormack, W. J., ed. (2001). The Blackwell Companion to Modern Irish Culture. Wiley-Blackwell. p. 317.
- Bateson, Charles (1974). The Convict Ships, 1787–1868. Sydney. ISBN 0-85174-195-9.
- "Is there gold in the Wicklow Hills?". Irish Identity. 2006-08-11. Retrieved 2012-07-23.