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1690 in Ireland

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1690 in Ireland
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Decades:  1670s 1680s 1690s 1700s 1710s

Events from the year 1690 in Ireland.



  • June 14 - King William III of England (William of Orange) lands at Carrickfergus in Ulster and marches south to take Dublin.
  • June 29 - Williamites reach the River Boyne.
  • July 1 (O.S.) - Battle of the Boyne: William III defeats the deposed James II of England, who returns to exile in France.
  • July 17 William III issues the Declaration of Finglas offering a pardon to ordinary Jacobites but not their leaders
  • August 7 - William III and his army reach Limerick.
  • August to September - Siege of Limerick, by the Williamites is unsuccessful.
  • October 7 - An earthquake with its epicentre at Caernarfon is felt in Dublin.
  • Siege of Athlone by the Williamites is unsuccessful.
  • Births

  • September 26 - Charles Macklin, actor and dramatist (d.1797)
  • Charles Clinton, French and Indian War Colonel (d.1773)
  • William Cosby, British royal governor of New York (d.1736)
  • Deaths

  • July 1 (O.S.) - Battle of the Boyne
  • Frederick Schomberg, 1st Duke of Schomberg, soldier (b. 1615 or 1616)
  • Rev. Sir George Walker, soldier, Governor of Londonderry (b. c. 1618)
  • References

    1690 in Ireland Wikipedia

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