Rahul Sharma

1963 in Ireland

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Events from the year 1963 in Ireland.

Contents

Incumbents

  • President: Éamon de Valera
  • Taoiseach: Seán Lemass (FF)
  • Events

  • 17 January - Thomas Johnson, first parliamentary leader of the Labour Party, dies aged 91.
  • 24 January - The Minister for Justice, Charles Haughey, announces that the government proposes to abolish the death penalty.
  • 29 January - A new control tower is opened at Shannon Airport.
  • 20 May - The Minister for Education, Patrick Hillery, announces plans for comprehensive schools and regional technical colleges.
  • 3 June - Teilifís Éireann closes down immediately after its 9 o'clock news bulletin as a mark of respect to the memory of Pope John XXIII.
  • 27 June - U.S. president John F. Kennedy visits his ancestral home at New Ross, County Wexford. He inspects a naval guard of honour and then addresses the crowd.
  • 28 June - U.S. president John Kennedy receives a standing ovation as he addresses a joint session of both houses of the Oireachtas.
  • 29 June - U.S. president John Kennedy chats with President de Valera at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin before leaving Ireland.
  • 4 October - Speaking on the nuclear test ban at the United Nations in New York, the Minister for External Affairs, Frank Aiken, calls for an end to all nuclear weapons.
  • 16 October - Taoiseach Seán Lemass is greeted by U.S. president John Kennedy at the White House where he inspects a guard of honour.
  • 1 November - Domhnall Ua Buachalla, the last Governor-General of the Irish Free State, is buried in Dublin.
  • 7 November - The Beatles arrive in Dublin for a concert in the Adelphi Cinema.
  • 22 November - President de Valera addresses the nation on the death of U.S. president John Kennedy.
  • 24 November - President de Valera leaves for the funeral of U.S. president John Kennedy. He is accompanied by cadets who have been invited by Jacqueline Kennedy to form a guard of honour.
  • Arts and literature

  • 2 June - Benjamin Britten's A Hymn of St Columba is premiered at Gartan.
  • Cork Opera House fully rebuilt and reopened.
  • Publication of John McGahern's first novel, the semi-autobiographical The Barracks.
  • Sports

  • Shelbourne win the FAI Cup.
  • Paddy Prendergast becomes the first Irish-based trainer to become British flat racing Champion Trainer, retaining the title for the succeeding two years.
  • Births

  • 7 January — Tony O'Sullivan, Cork hurler.
  • 3 March — Conor Lenihan, Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin South-West and Minister of State
  • 19 March — Mark Dearey, businessman and Green Party councillor in Dundalk
  • 26 March — Paul Doolin, soccer player
  • 29 March — Pat Gallagher, former Irish Labour Party politician
  • 3 April — Ciarán Cuffe, Green Party TD for Dún Laoghaire
  • 4 April — Graham Norton, actor, comedian and television presenter
  • 1 June — Michael Creed, Fine Gael TD for Cork North-West
  • 3 June — Lucy Grealy, poet and memoirist (d. 2002)
  • 13 June — Larry Tompkins, Kildare and Cork Gaelic footballer
  • 21 June — Carlos O'Connell, Irish decathlete
  • 26 June — Tomás Mulcahy, Cork hurler.
  • 23 July – Andy Townsend, footballer born in England of Irish descent
  • 28 July — Eamon Ryan, Green Party TD for Dublin South and Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.
  • 22 August — Terry McHugh, javelin thrower
  • 31 August — Todd Carty, actor
  • 10 September — Marian Keyes, novelist
  • 24 September — Margaret Cox, former Fianna Fáil Senator.
  • 25 September — Niall Cahalane, Cork Gaelic footballer
  • 9 November — Kieran O'Regan, soccer player
  • 13 November — Joe Dooley, Offaly hurler, manager.
  • 1 December — Paul Bradford, Fine Gael Seanad Éireann member.
  • 5 December — Tony Keady, Galway hurler.
  • Full date unknown

  • Pat Boran, poet.
  • Bryan Smyth, singer, actor and television presenter.
  • Liam Walsh, former Kilkenny hurler.
  • January to June

  • 1 February - John Cardinal D'Alton, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland from 1946 to 1963 (b. 1882).
  • 4 February - Brinsley MacNamara (John Weldon), novelist and playwright (b. 1890).
  • 3 March - Brian O'Higgins, Sinn Féin MP and President (b. 1882).
  • 16 May - Patrick Little, Fianna Fáil TD and Cabinet Minister (b. 1884).
  • 31 May - Seán O'Hegarty, Irish Republican Army member during the Irish War of Independence (b. 1881).
  • 12 June - Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, British admiral of the Second World War and First Sea Lord (b. 1883).
  • 23 June - George C. Bennett, Cumann na nGaedheal TD, later joined Fine Gael and Seanad Éireann member (b. 1877).
  • July to December

  • 11 October - John Galvin, Fianna Fáil TD (b. 1907).
  • 30 October - Hugh O'Flaherty, Catholic priest, saved about 4,000 Allied soldiers and Jews in the Vatican during World War II (b. 1898).
  • 30 October - Domhnall Ua Buachalla, member of 1st Dáil, Fianna Fáil TD, last Governor-General of the Irish Free State (b. 1866).
  • 2 November - Daniel Mannix, Catholic clergyman, Archbishop of Melbourne for 46 years (b. 1864).
  • 22 November - C. S. Lewis, novelist and author of The Chronicles of Narnia (b. 1898).
  • November - Patrick MacGill, journalist, poet and novelist (b. 1889).
  • 4 December - William Norton, Labour Party (Ireland) leader, TD and Cabinet Minister (b. 1900).
  • 15 December - Oscar Traynor, Fianna Fáil politician (b. 1886).
  • December - Andy Kennedy, footballer (b. 1897).
  • Full date unknown

  • Joseph Brennan, civil servant and Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland (b. 1887).
  • Charles Campbell, 2nd Baron Glenavy, peer (b. 1885).
  • Padraig O'Keeffe, fiddle player (b. 1887).
  • References

    References

    1963 in Ireland Wikipedia


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