1929 in Ireland
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Other events of 1929
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1929 in Ireland.
- 17 January - All cats from abroad, except Great Britain, are to be kept in quarantine for a period of six months to avoid rabies.
- 8 February - A Belfast court sentences Fianna Fáil leader, Éamon de Valera, to one month in jail for illegally entering County Armagh.
- 20 February - Major-General Seán Mac Eoin, the Blacksmith of Ballinalee, is appointed Chief of Staff of the army.
- 22 April - The first talking film, The Singing Fool starring Al Jolson, opens in the Capitol Theatre in Dublin.
- 12 May
- 22 May - Northern Ireland general election for the Parliament of Northern Ireland, the first held following abolition of proportional representation and the redrawing of electoral boundaries to create single-seat territorial constituencies. The Ulster Unionist Party retains a substantial majority.
- 23 June - 300,000 people attend the Pontifical High Mass at the Phoenix Park to mark the end of the Catholic Emancipation centenary celebrations.
- 11 July - The restored General Post Office, Dublin, is officially opened by President W. T. Cosgrave.
- 22 July - The Shannon hydro-electric scheme at Ardnacrusha, County Clare is opened.
- August - Censorship of Publications Act sets up the Censorship of Publications Board.
- 21 October - The Shannon Hydro-Electric Scheme is handed over to the ESB (Electricity Supply Board), bringing electricity to Galway and Dublin.
- 24 October - Start of Wall Street Crash; Ireland's economy suffers.
- Six banks in Northern Ireland begin to issue banknotes in sterling.
- Primary Certificate introduced, but optional, at end of primary education.
- Fordson tractor production is moved to Cork from the United States.
Arts and literature
- 29 November - Savoy Cinema opens in Dublin with the American colour talkie On with the Show.
- Elizabeth Bowen publishes her novel The Last September, set during the Irish War of Independence.
- Cecil Day-Lewis publishes Transitional Poem.
- Louis MacNeice publishes his poetry Blind Fireworks.
- Tomás Ó Criomhthain's autobiographical An t-Oileánach is published.
- Peadar O'Donnell publishes his novel Adrigool.
- George Bernard Shaw's political satire The Apple Cart is first performed (in Warsaw and Malvern).
- W. B. Yeats publishes his poetry A Packet for Ezra Pound and The Winding Stair.
- Winners: Shelbourne
- St Patrick's Athletic F.C. was founded
- The All-Ireland Champions are Cork (hurling) and Kerry (football).
January to June
- 9 January - Brian Farrell, author, journalist, academic and broadcaster (died 2014).
- 7 February - Norman Rodway, actor (died 2001).
- 10 February - Liam Ó Murchú, television broadcaster.
- 14 February - Noel Lemass, Jnr, Fianna Fáil TD (died 1976).
- 27 February - Richie Ryan, former Fine Gael TD, Cabinet Minister and MEP.
- 11 March - Erskine Barton Childers, writer and broadcaster (died 1996).
- 15 March - Paddy Buggy, former Kilkenny hurler, former President of the Gaelic Athletic Association.
- 1 April - Michael O'Herlihy, television director (died 1997).
- 9 April - James McLoughlin, Roman Catholic Bishop of Galway (died 2005).
- 14 May - Brendan O'Reilly, broadcaster and actor (died 2001).
- 9 June - Shay Gibbons, former international soccer player (died 2006).
July to December
- 11 July - David Kelly, actor (died 2012).
- 20 August - Kevin Heffernan, Gaelic footballer and manager (died 2013).
- 7 September - T. P. McKenna, character actor (died 2011).
- 9 September - Mervyn Jaffey, cricketer.
- 9 October - Michael Dargan, cricketer.
- 16 October - James Kelly, former Irish Army officer cleared of attempting to import arms for the IRA in the 1970 Arms Trial (died 2003).
- 28 October - Paddy Keaveney, Independent Fianna Fáil TD (died 1995).
- 20 November - Ned Power, Waterford hurler (died 2007).
- 21 November - Niall Toibin, comedian and actor.
Full date unknown
- Ulick O'Connor, writer, historian and critic.
- Camille Souter, painter.
- Seán South, IRA leader fatally wounded during an attack on a Royal Ulster Constabulary barracks in Brookeborough (died 1957).
- February - Jim Connell, political activist, writer of The Red Flag (born 1852).
- 6 March - Thomas Taggart, politician in the United States (born 1856).
- 23 March - William Sears, newspaper proprietor, member of 1st Dáil representing South Mayo, (Pro Treaty).
- 27 April - Austin Stack, Sinn Féin MP and TD, member of 1st Dáil (born 1879).
- 28 April - Alice Stopford Green, Independent member of the Seanad in 1922, 1925 and 1928.
- 29 April - Otto Jaffe, twice elected as Irish Unionist Party Lord Mayor of Belfast (born 1846).
- 5 July - Ted Sullivan, Major League Baseball player and manager (born 1851).
- 12 July - Sir Nugent Everard, 1st Baronet soldier, Seanad member (born 1849).
- 10 October - Rose Mary Barton, artist.
- 18 November - T. P. O'Connor, journalist and Member of Parliament (born 1848).
Full date unknown
- Jer Doheny, Kilkenny hurler (born 1874).
- Grace Rhys, novelist (born 1865).
- Henry Jones Thaddeus, painter (born 1859).