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1833 in Ireland

Events from the year 1833 in Ireland.

Events

  • August – Mount Melleray Abbey in the Knockmealdown Mountains is founded, the first Cistercian foundation in Ireland in modern times.
  • 10 August – major fire in stores of The Custom House, Dublin, sets River Liffey aflame.
  • 28 August – the school which will evolve into Castleknock College is opened in Dublin by the Vincentian community.
  • Katherine Sophia Kane's The Irish Flora is published anonymously.

    Arts and literature

  • Early – Gustavus Vaughan Brooke, aged 14, makes his stage debut, at the Dublin Theatre, playing William Tell.

    Births

  • 21 January – Joseph Prosser, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1855 at Sevastopol, Crimea (died 1869).
  • 8 February – Launt Thompson, sculptor (died 1894).
  • 25 March – Sir Theobald Hubert Burke, 13th Baronet (died 1909).
  • 4 May – Michael N. Nolan, U.S. Representative from New York, mayor of Albany (died 1905).
  • 29 May – William Hare, 3rd Earl of Listowel, peer and Liberal politician (died 1924).
  • 4 June – Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley, soldier (died 1913).
  • 17 July – Hugh Talbot Burgoyne, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1855 in the Sea of Azov, Crimea (died 1870).
  • 3 November – William Knox Leet, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1879 at Inhlobana, Zululand, South Africa (died 1898).
  • 7 November – William Temple, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1863 at Rangiriri, New Zealand (died 1919).
  • Henry James O'Farrell, would-be assassin (executed 1868 in Australia).

    Deaths

  • 28 March – William Thompson, political and philosophical writer and social reformer (born 1775).
  • 3 May – Nicholas Tuite MacCarthy, Jesuit preacher (born 1769).

    In fiction

  • Brian Friel's play Translations (premiered 1980) is set in County Donegal in 1833.