1858 in Ireland
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Other events of 1858
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1858 in Ireland.
- 17 March - In Dublin, James Stephens founds the revolutionary organisation which becomes known as the Irish Republican Brotherhood.
- Edward Harland, at this time general manager, buys the small shipyard on Queen's Island, Belfast, from his employer Robert Hickson in conjunction with Gustav Wilhelm Wolff.
Arts and literature
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- 13 February - James Murray Irwin, British Army doctor (died 1938).
- 6 March - Coslett Herbert Waddell, priest and botanist (died 1919).
- 2 May - Edith Anna Somerville, novelist (died 1949).
- 19 May - Mike Cleary, boxer (died 1893).
- 5 October - Thomas Cusack, Democrat U.S. Representative from Illinois (died 1926).
Full date unknown
- Mildred Anne Butler, painter (died 1941).
- Catherine Coll, mother of Éamon de Valera (died 1932)
- Marjorie Robinson, artist (died 1924)
- 4 March - John Ryan, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1857 at Lucknow, India, killed in action (born 1823).
- 26 April - Francis Murphy, first Roman Catholic bishop of Adelaide, South Australia (born 1795).
- 22 July - Mary Aikenhead, founder of the Sisters of Charity (born 1787).
- 28 July - Alexander Wright, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1855 at Sebastopol, in the Crimea (born 1826).
- 17 August - Robert Cane, doctor, member of the Repeal Association and the Irish Confederation, Mayor of Kilkenny (born 1807).
Full date unknown
- John Hogan, sculptor (born 1800).
- Benjamin Lett, bomber and arsonist in America and Canada (born 1813).
- James Roche Verling, British Army surgeon, became personal surgeon to Napoleon Bonaparte on St Helena (born 1787).
- Cronin, Seán (1972). The McGarrity Papers. Tralee: Anvil Books. p. 11.
- Ryan, Desmond (1967). The Fenian Chief: A Biography of James Stephens. Dublin: Hely Thom. p. 1.
- 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.