1792 in Ireland

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Events from the year 1792 in Ireland.


We feel ourselves peculiarly called upon to stand forward in the crisis to pray your majesty to preserve the Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland inviolate...[1]
  • 11–14 July – Belfast Harp Festival brings together and records the work of most of the remaining traditional players of the clàrsach. It is organised by Dr. James McDonnell, Robert Bradshaw and Henry Joy McCracken[2] and Edward Bunting transcribes the music.
  • 3–8 December – Catholic convention in Dublin, during which, at the motion of Christopher Dillon Bellew, it is resolved that the petition in favour of emancipation should be presented directly to the King.
  • December (date unknown) – eleven people are drowned near the eighth lock of the Grand Canal when an overloaded barge capsizes.
  • 14 December – the Society of United Irishmen circulates a pamphlet Address to the Volunteers, written by physician and poet William Drennan, which the authorities consider to be seditious.[3]
  • Belfast Reading Society becomes the Belfast Society for Promoting Knowledge, later to become the Linen Hall Library.
  • Beamish and Crawford's 'Cork Porter Brewery' is established when William Beamish and William Crawford purchase an existing brewery (from Edward Allen) on a site in Cramer's Lane used for brewing since at least the 17th century.[4]




  1. ^ Calendar of the Ancient Records of Dublin 14 pp. 241–242.
  2. ^ Lanier, Sara C. (1999). ""It is new-strung and shan't be heard": nationalism and memory in the Irish harp tradition". British Journal of Ethnomusicology. 8. 
  3. ^ McBride, I. R. (2004). "Drennan, William (1754–1820)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/8046. Retrieved 2013-08-19.  (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  4. ^ "Beamish and Crawford". Cork Heritage. Cork City Council. Archived from the original on 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2012-11-02.