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1791 in Ireland

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1791 in Ireland
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Events from the year 1791 in Ireland.



  • September - Wolfe Tone publishes Argument on Behalf of the Catholics of Ireland.
  • 14 October - The Northern Whig Club, a group of nine Belfast Presbyterians, meets with Wolfe Tone and Thomas Russell and forms the Society of United Irishmen to press for liberal non-denominational parliamentary reform.
  • 7 November - The Custom House in Dublin opens for business, having been completed under the supervision of James Gandon.
  • The Grand Canal opens to a junction with the Barrow at Athy.
  • The first bridge across the River Foyle at Derry, built by the American Lemuel Cox in wood, is opened to vehicular traffic.
  • Births

  • 6 March - John McHale, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Tuam, Irish Nationalist and writer (died 1881).
  • 17 August - Richard Lalor Sheil, politician, writer and orator (died 1851).
  • 14 December - Charles Wolfe, poet (died 1823).
  • Full date unknown

  • James Graham, soldier, commended for his gallantry during the Battle of Waterloo (died 1845).
  • Deaths

  • 2 December - Henry Flood, statesman (born 1732).
  • Full date unknown

  • George Bryan, businessman, statesman and politician in Pennsylvania (born 1731).
  • Robert Carver, artist (b. c1730).
  • References

    1791 in Ireland Wikipedia

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