1862 in Ireland
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Other events of 1862
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1862 in Ireland.
- 1 January – a formal partnership between Edward Harland and Gustav Wilhelm Wolff establishes the Belfast shipbuilders Harland and Wolff.
- 12 May – the Ulster Hall, a concert hall in Belfast, is opened.
- July – the Glasgow & Stranraer Steam Packet Company's PS Briton enters service on the first Stranraer to Larne ferry service.
- 10 September – Eliza Lynch becomes de facto First Lady of Paraguay.
- 3 December – the Midland Great Western Railway extends from Longford to Sligo.
Arts and literature
- Julia Kavanagh publishes French Women of Letters.
- Charles Lever publishes the novel Barrington serially.
- 2 April – Bryan Mahon, British Army general, Commander-in-Chief, Ireland and Senator (died 1930).
- 27 May – John Edward Campbell, mathematician (died 1924 in Oxford).
- 10 June – John de Robeck, admiral in the British Navy (died 1928).
- 11 June – Violet Florence Martin, author (died 1915).
- 14 June – John J. Glennon, Roman Catholic Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis and Cardinal (died 1946).
- 21 September – Sir Thomas Esmonde, 11th Baronet, peer, MP and Seanad member (died 1935).
- 14 October – Samuel Cunningham, politician and Irish Privy Councillor (died 1946).
- 6 November – Edward Bulfin, British general during World War I (died 1939).
- 15 December – Jack (Nonpareil) Dempsey, boxer (died 1896).
- Gertrude Kelly, surgeon and radical activist in New York (died 1934 in the United States).
- 6 April – Fitz James O'Brien, author (born 1828).
- 21 May – John Drew, actor (born 1827).
- 18 July – John George de la Poer Beresford, Archbishop of Armagh (Church of Ireland) (born 1773).
- 30 July – Eugene O'Curry, scholar (born 1794).
- 30 November – James Sheridan Knowles, dramatist and actor (born 1784).
- 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.
- Moss, Michael; Hume, John R. (1986). Shipbuilders to the World: 125 years of Harland and Wolff, Belfast 1861–1986. Belfast: Blackstaff Press. ISBN 0-85640-343-1.
- Page, Chris (2009-03-06). "Revamped Ulster Hall unveiled". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
- "History". Port of Larne. Retrieved 2014-04-10.
- "1862 – the year Sligo's first train rolled into town". The Sligo Champion. 2012-11-27. Retrieved 2013-01-03.