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1947 in Ireland

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Events from the year 1947 in Ireland.

Contents

Incumbents

  • President: Seán T. O'Kelly
  • Taoiseach: Éamon de Valera (FF)
  • Events

  • 19 January to 15 March – An arctic cold snap with five major blizzards caused many deaths.
  • 30 January – The internationally known labour leader Jim Larkin died in Dublin aged 72.
  • 18 May – The 21st anniversary of the founding of the Fianna Fáil party was celebrated in the Capitol Theatre, Dublin.
  • 7 July – The Aer Lingus airline began a direct service between Dublin and Amsterdam.
  • 31 July – The Soviet Union blocked Ireland's entry into the United Nations.
  • 11 August – The Enterprise Express train service commenced from Belfast to Dublin.
  • 31 August – United States Congressman John F. Kennedy visited his sister Kathleen in Ireland during the Congressional summer recess. He visited again in 1955 and 1963.
  • 14 September – The All-Ireland Football Final was played in the Polo Grounds in New York. Cavan were victorious over Kerry.
  • 3 November – A 60-day transport strike ended in Dublin. Trams and buses returned to normal service.
  • Undated

  • The Customs Free Airport Act established Shannon as the world's first duty-free airport.
  • The Poulaphouca Reservoir was completed.
  • The Waterford Crystal glassmaking business was revived by Charles Bacik.
  • Arts and literature

  • June – Joan Denise Moriarty's Cork Ballet Group gave its first performance, at the Cork Opera House under the baton of Aloys Fleischmann.
  • Donagh MacDonagh's poetry The Hungry Grass was published.
  • Séamus Ó Néill's novel Tonn Tuile was the first book published by Irish language publisher Sáirséal agus Dill in Dublin.
  • Football

  • League of Ireland
  • FAI Cup
  • Gaelic Games

  • Cavan won historic All Ireland final in Polo Grounds, New York.
  • Golf

  • The Irish Open was won by Harry Bradshaw (Ireland).
  • Swimming

  • 27–28 July – English endurance swimmer Tom Blower became the first person to swim the North Channel, from Donaghadee in County Down to Portpatrick in Scotland.
  • January to June

  • 18 January – John O'Conor, pianist.
  • 26 January – Red Morris, 4th Baron Killanin, film producer.
  • 9 February – Eamon Duffy, religious historian.
  • 1 March
  • Brian Fitzgerald, Labour Party TD.
  • Liz McManus, Labour Party TD for Wicklow.
  • Kate Walsh, Progressive Democrats Senator (died 2007).
  • 30 March
  • Kevin Myers, journalist.
  • Dick Roche, university lecturer, Fianna Fáil TD for Wicklow, Cabinet Minister.
  • 16 April – Eamonn Rogers, soccer player.
  • 17 April – Linda Martin, singer.
  • 24 April – Johnny McEvoy, singer.
  • 27 April – Patrick Lynch, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Southwark.
  • 18 May – John Bruton, Taoiseach, European Union Ambassador to the United States.
  • 22 May – Seán Ó Neachtain, Fianna Fáil Member of the European Parliament representing North-West.
  • July to September

  • 8 July – Jonathan Kelly, folk rock singer-songwriter.
  • 18 July – Dermot Healy, novelist and poet (died 2014).
  • 20 July – Joe O'Toole, President of the Irish Trade Union Congress and Senator.
  • 30 July – Pete Mahon, soccer manager.
  • 31 July – Olivia Mitchell, Fine Gael TD representing Dublin South (1997 – ).
  • 1 August – Tommy Broughan, Labour Party TD for Dublin North-East.
  • 3 August
  • Sally Oldfield, singer.
  • G. V. Wright, Fianna Fáil TD and member of Seanad Éireann.
  • 10 August – Dónal Lunny, musician.
  • 21 August – Philip Lawrence, a London-based headmaster, stabbed to death outside the gates of his school when he went to help a pupil being attacked by a gang (died 1995).
  • 25 August – Anne Harris, journalist.
  • 2 September – Kevin Farrell, Bishop of Dallas, Texas.
  • 7 September – Roger Bolton, trade unionist in UK (died 2006).
  • October to December

  • 2 October – Damien Martin, Offaly hurler.
  • 9 October – Frank Dunlop, public relations consultant, planning advisor, Fianna Fáil Government Press Secretary (1977–1982).
  • 26 October – Trevor Joyce, poet.
  • 9 November
  • Pat Carey, Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin North-West and Minister of State.
  • Frank Cummins, Kilkenny hurler.
  • 25 November
  • Seán Ardagh, Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin South-Central (died 2016).
  • Steve Heighway, soccer player.
  • 1 December – Jimmy Dunne, soccer player.
  • 4 December
  • Moosajee Bhamjee, physician, Ireland's first Muslim Teachta Dála (1992–1997), 27th Dáil.
  • Terry Woods, folk musician.
  • 5 December
  • Tony Gregory, independent politician and TD for Dublin Central.
  • Seán Quinn, businessman.
  • Full date unknown

  • Vincent Brown, sculptor.
  • Éamonn Grimes, Limerick hurler.
  • Pat Hegarty, Cork hurler.
  • John Holloway, sociologist and philosopher.
  • Dermot Somers, mountaineer, explorer, writer and broadcaster.
  • Deaths

  • 2 January – Tom Ross, cricketer (born in 1872).
  • 4 January – Derrick Hall, cricketer (born in 1892)
  • 4 January – Forrest Reid, novelist and literary critic (born in 1875)
  • 21 January – Charles A. Callis, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (born in 1865).
  • 30 January – James Larkin, trade union leader, socialist and Labour Party TD (born in 1876).
  • 9 April – Desmond FitzGerald, Sinn Féin MP, TD, Cabinet Minister and Seanad Éireann member (born in 1888).
  • 3 March – Michael Egan, trade unionist, city councillor, and Cumann na nGaedheal TD (born in 1866).
  • 16 May – Augusta Crichton-Stuart, Marchioness of Bute (born in 1880).
  • 18 June – John Henry Patterson, soldier, hunter and writer (born in 1867).
  • 4 September – P. J. Moloney, chemist, member of 1st Dáil representing Tipperary South.
  • References

    1947 in Ireland Wikipedia


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