1666 in Ireland

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Blank Ireland.svg
1666
in
Ireland

Centuries:
Decades:
See also: Other events of 1666
List of years in Ireland

Events from the year 1666 in Ireland.

Events[edit]

  • February – William Penn moves from London to Ireland to manage his father's estates. In May, he is involved in suppressing a mutiny in the English garrison at Carrickfergus.[1]
  • The Parliament of Ireland meets for the last time until 1692 (apart from the Patriot Parliament of 1689).
  • Lord Maurice Roche of Castletownroche in County Cork loses his entire estate to Lieutenant Colonel John Widenham who receives the Castle as a reward for his loyalty to the Crown. The Castle of the Roches is thus renamed "Castle Widenham".[2]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geiter, Mary K. (2004). "Penn, William (1644–1718)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/21857. Retrieved 2012-08-31.  (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  2. ^ "History of Blackwater Castle". Blackwater Castle. Retrieved 2012-08-31.