1797 in Ireland
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List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1797 in Ireland.
- May – Henry Grattan retires from the Irish House of Commons.
- Lord Castlereagh is appointed Keeper of the King's Signet for Ireland, a Commissioner of the Treasury for Ireland and a Member of the Privy Council of Ireland.
- Royal Black Institution formed from Orangemen as a Protestant loyalist fraternal society.
Arts and literature
- 24 February – Samuel Lover, songwriter, novelist and portrait miniaturist (died 1868).
- 2 June – Joseph Blake, 3rd Baron Wallscourt, socialist (died 1849).
- John Doyle, artist (died 1868).
- Charles C. Ingham, painter and founder of the National Academy of Design in New York City (died 1863).
- Laurence F. Renehan, priest and historian (died 1857).
- 9 July – Edmund Burke, statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher (born 1729)
- 11 July – Charles Macklin, actor and dramatist (born 1690).
- 14 October – William Orr, member of the United Irishmen, executed (born 1766).
- Moody, T. W.; Martin, F. X., eds. (1967). The Course of Irish History. Cork: Mercier Press. p. 374.
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