1950 in Ireland
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|This article needs additional citations for verification. (April 2012)|
|See also:||1950 in Northern Ireland
Other events of 1950
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1950 in Ireland.
- March – ESB's turf-fired power station at Portarlington officially opened.
- 12 March – Llandow air disaster: 83 people died when a plane carrying Welsh rugby fans home from Belfast crashed in South Wales.
- 12 May – Nationalist Senators and Members of Parliament in Northern Ireland asked the government of Ireland to give Northern-elected representatives seats in Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann.
- 1 July – Sir Gilbert Laithwaite, hitherto British Representative to Ireland, became the first British Ambassador to Ireland. (Frederick Boland was the first Irish ambassador to the United Kingdom.)
- August – Jacqueline Bouvier paid her first visit to Ireland with her step-brother Hugh D. Auchincloss following her studies at the Sorbonne. She attended the Dublin Horse Show, visited the Abbey Theatre, and met the Taoiseach, John A Costello. She and her brother also visited County Cork, where they kissed the Blarney Stone, as well as Galway, Kildare, Killarney, and Tipperary. Bouvier returned in 1955 as the wife of Senator John F. Kennedy, and once again in 1967.
- 11 August – At a meeting of the European Consultative Assembly in Strasbourg Irish representatives voted against Winston Churchill's plan for a European army.
Arts and literature
- 2 November – George Bernard Shaw, playwright and critic, died aged 94 in England.
- Canadian-born painter James Le Jeune settled in Ireland.
- Siobhán McKenna starred in her own translation of Bernard Shaw's play, Saint Joan, into Irish.
- The Chester Beatty Library was established in Dublin.
- Winners: Cork Athletic
- Mayo were All Ireland Gaelic Football Champions.
January to June
- 25 February – Neil Jordan, director, writer and producer.
- 5 March – Patrick Cockburn, journalist.
- 18 March – Bobby Miller, Gaelic footballer and manager (died 2006).
- 29 March – Miah Dennehy, soccer player.
- 12 May – Gabriel Byrne, actor.
- 22 May – Bill Whelan, composer of Riverdance.
- 25 May – John Horgan, Cork hurler.
- May – Michael P. Kitt, Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East.
- 1 June – Gemma Craven, actress.
- 23 June – Éamon Ó Cuív, Fianna Fáil TD for Galway West and Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.
- 24 June – Bob Carlos Clarke, photographer (died 2006).
- 29 June – Vere Wynne-Jones, journalist, sports broadcaster.
- 17 July – Michael Colgan, Director Gate Theatre.
July to December
- 12 August – John Carty, Fianna Fáil senator, former TD.
- 23 August – David Molony, lawyer, former Fine Gael TD and Seanad member (died 2002).
- 26 August – Don Baker, singer songwriter.
- 29 August – Dick Spring, former Tánaiste, leader of the Labour Party and Cabinet Minister.
- 5 September – Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, member European Court of Auditors, former Fianna Fáil TD, former Cabinet Minister.
- 20 October – Philomena Begley, country music singer.
- 6 December – Jan O'Sullivan, Labour Party TD for Limerick East.
- 10 December – Desmond Hogan, writer.
Full date unknown
- Martin Coleman, Cork hurler.
- Brendan Cummins, Cork hurler.
- Dermot Desmond, businessman and entrepreneur.
- Cyril Farrell, Galway hurling manager.
- Marian Finucane, television presenter.
- Michael Gaughan, Provisional Irish Republican Army hunger striker who died in Parkhurst Prison in 1974.
- Pat Hartigan, former Limerick hurler.
- Pádraig Horan, Offaly hurler.
- Paddy Keenan, uilleann pipes player.
- Edmund Lenihan, author, storyteller, lecturer and broadcaster.
- Séamus Looney, Cork Gaelic footballer and hurler.
- Mick Malone, Cork hurler.
- Pat McDonnell, Cork hurler.
- Liam O'Brien, former Kilkenny hurler.
- Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, musician
- Patrick Parfrey, nephrologist and clinical epidemiologist in Canada.
- Michael Warren, sculptor.
- 24 March – Robert Johnston, soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for gallantry in 1899 at the Battle of Elandslaagte, South Africa (born in 1872).
- 22 April – John T. McNicholas, Archbishop of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati and founder of the Catholic Legion of Decency (born in 1877).
- 10 May – Art O'Connor, Sinn Féin MP, member of 1st Dáil, Cabinet Minister, lawyer and judge (born in 1888).
- 11 June – Stephen Gwynn, journalist, writer, poet and Nationalist politician (born in 1864).
- 25 June – Muiris Ó Súilleabháin, writer (born in 1904).
- 2 July – George Edward Pugin Meldon, cricketer (born in 1875).
- 20 July – Herbert Dixon, 1st Baron Glentoran, Unionist politician (born in 1880).
- 13 September – Sara Allgood, actress (born in 1879).
- 13 October – Hugh Godley, 2nd Baron Kilbracken, barrister (born in 1877).
- 2 November – George Bernard Shaw, playwright and winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature (1925) (born in 1856).
- 9 November – Diarmuid Lynch, member of 1st Dáil representing Cork South–East.
- 1 December – E. J. Moeran, composer (born in 1894).
- 26 December – James Stephens, novelist and poet (born in 1882).
Full date unknown
- Patrick Keohane, navy officer, member of Robert Falcon Scott's Antarctic Terra Nova Expedition (born in 1879).
- R. A. Stewart Macalister, archaeologist (born in 1870).
- James Sleator, painter (born in 1889).
- The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales. 2008. p. 816. ISBN 9780708319536.
- Jackie’s 1950s visits to Ireland recalled in letters to Dublin priest The Irish Times, 2014-05-14.
- Priest’s letters confirm close friendship with Jackie Kennedy The Irish Times, 2014-05-15.
- Broderick, Marian (2002). Wild Irish Women. Dublin: O'Brien Press. p. 321. ISBN 978-0-86278-780-6.