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1729 in Ireland

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1729 in Ireland
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Events from the year 1729 in Ireland.



  • February 3 - The foundation stone is laid for the new Irish Houses of Parliament on College Green in Dublin, designed by Edward Lovett Pearce MP as the world's first purpose-built bicameral legislative building.
  • Completion of Castletown House, Celbridge, County Kildare, Ireland's first Palladian mansion, designed by Alessandro Galilei and Edward Lovett Pearce for William Conolly, Speaker of the Irish House of Commons.
  • Arts and literature

  • Jonathan Swift publishes A Modest Proposal.
  • Births

  • January 12 - Edmund Burke, statesman (d. 1797)
  • September 21 - Philip Embury, Methodist (d. 1775)
  • November 10 - Martin Glynn, Catholic priest (executed 1794)
  • December 8 - James Bernard, politician (d. 1790).
  • Hercules Langrishe, politician (d. 1811)
  • Henry Mossop, actor (d. 1773?)
  • Arthur O'Leary, Franciscan (d. 1802)
  • Deaths

  • March 30 - Jonathan Smedley, Dean of Clogher and Whig satirist (b. 1671)
  • May 8 - William King, Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin and author (b. 1650)
  • September 1 - Richard Steele, writer and politician, co-founder of The Spectator magazine (b. 1672)
  • Full date unknown

  • Sir Edward Crofton, 2nd Baronet, of The Mote, landowner and politician (b. c. 1662)
  • Aogán Ó Rathaille, Irish language poet (b. c. 1675)
  • References

    1729 in Ireland Wikipedia

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