1847 in Ireland


*13 January - Irish Confederation established.cite book | last=Moody, TW & Martin, FX (eds)| year=1967 |title=The Course of Irish History | publisher=The Mercier Press | location=Cork, Ireland | pages=p 376]
*February - Soup kitchens system established; famine at its height.
*March - 400 people die in the Doolough Tragedy
*15 May - Death of Daniel O'Connell.
*June - Poor Law Amendment Act.
*Potato crop free from blight, but inadequate due to small area sown.
*December - John Mitchel breaks away from "The Nation (Irish newspaper)
The Nation

Arts and literature



*31 May - William Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie, shipbuilder and businessman (d.1924).
*17 June - Arthur Godley, 1st Baron Kilbracken, civil servant, Permanent Under-Secretary of State for India (d.1932).
*15 July - J. J. Clancy, Member of Parliament, barrister and journalist (b.1928).
*28 August - Norman Garstin, artist (d.1926).
*9 October - John Coleman, United States Marine, recipient of Medal of Honor for his actions in 1871 during the Korean Expedition (d.1897).
*8 November - Bram Stoker, writer and author of "Dracula" (d.1912).
*10 November - Edward Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh, philanthropist and businessman (d.1927).
*15 November - James O'Neill, actor, father of the American playwright Eugene O'Neill (d.1920).
*12 December - John O'Kane Murray, physician and author (d.1885).

Full date unknown

*Michael Cusack, founder of the Gaelic Athletic Association (d.1906).
*Dennis Kearney, politician in America (d.1907).


*11 february - Andrew Clarke, soldier, Governor of Western Australia (b.1793).
*February - Michael John Brenan, priest and ecclesiastical historian (b.1780).
*April - Thomas Barnwall Martin, soldier, landowner and politician (b.1784).
*15 May - Daniel O'Connell, politician, campaigner for Catholic Emancipation and Repeal of the Union (b.1775).
*7 August - James Daly, 1st Baron Dunsandle and Clanconal, politician (b.1782).
*10 September - Richard Henry Wilde, lawyer and Congressman in USA (b.1789).
*14 September - Sir John Burke, 2nd Baronet, soldier and politician (b.1782) [ [http://www.thepeerage.com/p18955.htm/ thePeerage] ] .

Full date unknown

*James Hope, United Irishmen leader who fought in the Irish Rebellion of 1798 and 1803 rebellion (b.1764).


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