1820 in Ireland
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Other events of 1820
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1820 in Ireland.
- 30 January – Irish-born Royal Navy captain Edward Bransfield in the Williams is the first person positively to identify Antarctica as a land mass.
- 12 February – the East Indian and Fanny set sail from Cork with settlers for the Cape Colony.
- 25 May – failure of Roche's Bank and stoppage of Leslie's Bank in Cork.
- 3 June – the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne in Cork is largely destroyed by arson.
- 8 July – act for lighting the city and suburbs of Dublin with gas.
- 20 July – Saint Cronan's Boys' National School opens in Bray, County Wicklow, as the Bray Male School.
- December – Lough Allen Canal, giving through navigation between Carrick-on-Shannon and Lough Allen, opens.
- The Royal Dublin Society adopts its "Royal" prefix when the new king George IV of the United Kingdom becomes its patron.
- Suspension of construction of the Wellington Testimonial, Dublin, in Phoenix Park to the design of Robert Smirke.
- First steamship on the Irish Sea crossing from Dublin to Liverpool, the Waterloo, introduced by George Langtry of Belfast.
- Frederick Bourne begins to create the village of Ashbourne, County Meath.
- Publication of James Hardiman's The History of the Town and County of the Town of Galway, from the earliest period to the present time in Dublin.
Arts and literature
- Charles Maturin (anonymously) publishes Melmoth the Wanderer.
- Regina Maria Roche publishes The Munster Cottage Boy: a Tale.
- 19 February – John Tuigg, third Roman Catholic Bishop of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (died 1889 in the United States).
- 6 May (probable date) – Robert O'Hara Burke, explorer of Australia (died 1861).
- 31 May – Timothy Burns, Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin from 1851 to 1853 (died 1853).
- 3 June – Thomas William Moffett, scholar, educationalist and President of Queen's College Galway (died 1908).
- 4 June – John Kean, businessman and politician in Ontario (died 1892).
- 6 October – James Travers, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1857 at Indore, India (died 1884).
- 22 November – Katherine Plunket, botanical artist and longest-lived Irish person ever (died 1932).
- 30 December – Mary Anne Sadlier, novelist (died 1903).
- Full date unknown
- Thomas Bellew, Galway landowner and politician (died 1863).
- Johnston Drummond, early settler of Western Australia, botanical and zoological collector (died 1845).
- Ambrose Madden, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1854 in the Crimea, at Little Inkerman (died 1863).
- Patrick Mylott, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1857 in India (died 1878).
- Henry Hamilton O'Hara "Mad O'hara", "The Mad Squire of Craigbilly" (died 1875).
- Kivas Tully, architect (died 1905).
- 29 January – George III of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (born 1738).
- 5 February – William Drennan, physician, poet, educationalist and co-founder of the Society of United Irishmen (born 1754).
- 13 February – Leonard McNally, informant against members of the Society of United Irishmen (born 1752).
- 20 March – Eaton Stannard Barrett, poet and author (born 1786).
- 6 June – Henry Grattan, member of Irish House of Commons and campaigner for legislative freedom for the Irish Parliament (born 1746).
- Undated – Anthony Daly, a leader of the Whiteboy movement, hanged for attempted murder.
- Jones, A. G. E. (1982). Antarctica Observed: who discovered the Antarctic Continent?. Caedmon of Whitby. ISBN 0-905355-25-3.
- Moody, T. W.; et al., eds. (1989). A New History of Ireland. 8: A Chronology of Irish History. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-821744-2.
- "Rebuilding". Cork: Cathedral Parish. Retrieved 17 July 2012.[permanent dead link]
- Delany, Ruth (1988). A celebration of 250 years of Ireland's Inland Waterways. Belfast: Appletree Press. p. 56. ISBN 0-86281-200-3.
- Royal Dublin Society, The; Meenan, James; Clarke, Desmond (1981). RDS: The Royal Dublin Society, 1731–1981. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. p. 30. ISBN 978-0-7171-1125-1.