1962 in Ireland
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Other events of 1962
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1962 in Ireland.
- 26 February - The Irish Republican Army officially calls off its Border Campaign in Northern Ireland.
- 13 March - Irish artists leave Dublin Airport for the Congo to entertain United Nations troops there.
- 17 March - President Éamon de Valera and Mrs. Sinéad de Valera have a private audience with Pope John XXIII in Rome.
- 5 April - A final train is run on the west Cork railway.
- 8 May - Irish troops leave for a peace-keeping mission in the Congo.
- 6 July - Gay Byrne presents the very first edition of the Late Late Show.
- 13 July - Secretary General of the United Nations U Thant arrives in Dublin. He pays tribute to Irish soldiers who fought in the Congo.
- 21 August - Former United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower arrives in Belfast on a four-day visit to Ireland.
- 13 November - Aer Lingus air hostesses receive new uniforms. The colours are fern-green and St. Patrick's blue.
Arts and literature
- 30 June - The Theatre Royal, Dublin, closes.
- 4 December - The first Jacob's Awards ceremony takes place in Dublin.
- The Irish folk music group the Abbey Tavern Singers is formed in Howth.
- The Irish folk music band The Chieftains is formed by Paddy Moloney in Dublin.
- The Irish folk music band The Dubliners is formed at O'Donoghue's Pub in Dublin.
- Eavan Boland publishes 23 Poems while an undergraduate at Trinity College, Dublin.
- Eoghan Ó Tuairisc publishes his Irish language prose epic L’Attaque in Dublin.
- Cecil Woodham-Smith publishes her history The Great Hunger: Ireland: 1845-1849.
- Shelbourne win the League of Ireland championship for the seventh time with a 1-0 play-off victory over Cork Celtic thanks to a Ben Hannigan goal.
January to June
- 9 January - Ray Houghton, former international soccer player, in Scotland to an Irish father
- 13 April - Harry Kenny, soccer player.
- 7 May - Paul Kimmage, cyclist and sports journalist.
- 9 June - Bobby Browne, soccer player.
- 15 June - Martin Earley, road bicycle racer.
- 26 June - Cyprian Brady, Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin Central
July to December
- 11 July - Pauline McLynn, actress and writer.
- 14 July - Eamon Delaney, author and journalist.
- 19 July - Caitríona Ruane, Sinn Féin MLA and Minister for Education in Northern Ireland.
- 14 August - Dan Boyle, former Green Party (Ireland) TD, Senator.
- 14 August - Peter Eccles, soccer player.
- 1 September - Tony Cascarino, former international soccer player.
- 11 October - Eddie Hobbs, financial adviser and television presenter.
- 11 October - Anne Enright, Booker Prize-winning author.
- 2 December - Kevin Brady, soccer player.
Full date unknown
- Martin Hayes, fiddle player.
- Jamie O'Neill, author.
- Kevin Sharkey, songwriter and painter.
- Tom Spillane, former Kerry Gaelic footballer.
- 1 February - Thomas Westropp Bennett, Cumann na nGaedheal member of the Seanad, Cathaoirleach of Seanad (born 1867).
- 14 March - Eileen Costello, Independent member of 1922 Seanad.
- 25 June - Robert Gwynn, cricketer (born 1877).
- 4 July - William Harman, cricketer (born 1869).
- 24 July - Margaret Buckley, president of Sinn Féin from 1937 to 1950 (died 1879).
- October - Emily Anderson, British Foreign Office official and scholar of German (born 1891).
Full date unknown
- The United Irishman March 1962 p. 1.