1849 in Ireland

1849 in Ireland


*Queen's Bridge in Belfast is opened by Queen Victoria.
*Construction begins on the 18-arch Craigmore Viaduct near Newry, on the Dublin-Belfast railway line (opened in 1852).

Arts and literature



*31 January - Robert James McMordie, solicitor, politician and Lord Mayor of Belfast (d.1914).
*12 February - John Edward Robinson, Missionary Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
*18 May - John Clark, boxer (d.1922).
*9 July - Robert McCall, lawyer (d.1934).
*1 August - William Larminie, poet and folklorist (d.1900).
*16 August - James Buchanan, 1st Baron Woolavington, businessman and philanthropist (d.1935).
*19 November - James Mason, chess player and writer (d.1905).

Full date unknown

*Sir Nugent Everard, 1st Baronet soldier, Seanad member (d.1929).
*Charles James O'Donnell, colonial administrator and MP (d.1934).


*21 January - Anthony Manahan, businessman and politician in Upper Canada (b. c1794).
*7 March - Maurice FitzGerald, 18th Knight of Kerry, Whig politician (b.1774).
*27 March - Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford, MP, Lieutenant-Governor of Lower Canada and Governor General of British North America (b.1776).
*22 May - Maria Edgeworth, novelist (b.1767).
*20 June - James Clarence Mangan, poet (b.1803).
*27 December - James Fintan Lalor, revolutionary, journalist and writer (b.1807).

Full date unknown

*Thomas Arbuthnot, British military officer (b.1776).
*Joseph Henry Blake, 3rd Baron Wallscourt, socialist (b.1797).

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