1852 in Ireland
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Other events of 1852
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1852 in Ireland.
- 5 January - The troopship HMS Birkenhead boards British Army recruits at Queenstown. It has insufficient lifeboats.
- 26 February - The Birkenhead founders off the coast of South Africa. The soldiers stand to attention while women and children are placed in the lifeboats.
- 10 June
- 1 October - Patent Law Amendment Act comes into effect in the United Kingdom, merging the English, Scottish and Irish patent systems.
- Eglington Pauper Lunatic Asylum opened in Cork.
- End of the Great Famine. In the period it has lasted since 1845, one million people have emigrated from Ireland. The Irish now make up a quarter of the population of Liverpool, Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore; and a half of Toronto.
- Tenant farmer Michael O'Regan emigrates from County Tipperary to London. He will become paternal great-grandfather to Ronald Reagan, President of the United States.
Arts and literature
- Edmund Falconer produces his first collection of poems Man’s Mission: A Pilgrimage to Glory’s Goal whilst working as a jobbing actor.
- Curragh golf course is laid out, the first in Ireland.
- Leinster Cricket Club is founded in Rathgar.
January to June
- 25 January - Nevill Coghill, posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry at the Battle of Isandhlwana, South Africa (died 1879).
- 28 January - Louis Brennan, inventor (died 1932).
- 2 February - Lawrence E. McGann, Democrat U.S. Representative from Illinois (died 1928).
- 24 February - George Moore, novelist, poet, art critic and dramatist (died 1933).
- 29 February - Frank Gavan Duffy, fourth Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia (died 1936).
- 15 March - Augusta, Lady Gregory, dramatist and folklorist (died 1932).
- 17 March - Patrick Augustine Sheehan, priest, author and political activist (died 1913).
- 27 March - Jim Connell, political activist, writer of The Red Flag (died 1929).
July to December
- 28 July - Barton McGuckin, tenor singer (died 1913).
- 30 September - Charles Villiers Stanford, composer (died 1924).
- 2 October - William O'Brien, nationalist, journalist, agrarian agitator, social revolutionary, politician, party leader, newspaper publisher and author (died 1928).
- 25 February - Thomas Moore, poet, singer, songwriter and entertainer (born 1779).
- 25 April - Arthur O'Connor, United Irishman and later general in Napoleon's army (born 1763).
- 8 May - Charles Rowan, joint first Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, head of the London Metropolitan Police (b. c1782).
- 14 September - Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, soldier and statesman (born 1769).
Full date unknown
- Edward Bransfield, master in the Royal Navy (born 1785).
- William Thompson, naturalist (born 1805).
- Elliot Warburton, travel writer and novelist (born 1810).
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- Kinealy, Christine (1994). This Great Calamity: The Irish Famine 1845-1852. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. pp. xvi–ii. ISBN 0-7171-4011-3.
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- "Welcome to The Curragh Golf Club". The Curragh Golf Club. Retrieved 2012-06-29.
- Siggins, Gerard (2005). Green Days: Cricket in Ireland 1792–2005. Stroud: Nonsuch Publishing Ltd. p. 36. ISBN 978-1-84588-512-0.