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1742 in Ireland

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1742 in Ireland
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Events from the year 1742 in Ireland.

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Events

  • c. March - Newry Canal opened. On 28 March the Cope brings the first load of Tyrone coal carried from Lough Neagh to Dublin by this route.
  • 13 April - First performance of Handel's Messiah staged at the Music Hall in Fishamble Street, Dublin. Matthew Dubourg leads the orchestra. Handel leaves Ireland on 13 August.
  • Births

  • John Prendergast Smyth, 1st Viscount Gort, politician (died 1817).
  • Deaths

  • September 27 - Hugh Boulter, Anglican Primate of All Ireland (born 1672)
  • Full date unknown

  • James Arbuckle, poet and critic (born 1700).
  • References

    1742 in Ireland Wikipedia


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