1930 in Ireland
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Other events of 1930
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1930 in Ireland.
- 15 January – Ireland's new Papal Nuncio, Monsignor Robertson, presents his credentials to the Governor-General at the Vice-Regal Lodge in the Phoenix Park.
- February – Censorship of Publications Board, established under the Censorship of Publications Act 1929, begins to function.
- The government dissolves Mayo County Council and replaces it with a Commissioner following its refusal to accept the nomination of Letitia Dunbar-Harrison for the post of county librarian by the Local Appointments Commission on the grounds that her knowledge of the Irish language is considered inadequate.
Arts and literature
- 1 July – George Shiels' play The New Gossoon is premiered at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.
- 28 August – A painting by the Dutch artist Rembrandt, found in an Irish cottage, is authenticated.
- Samuel Beckett's first separately issued work, the poem Whoroscope, is published by Nancy Cunard's Hours Press in France.
- George Moore publishes Aphrodite in Aulis and A Flood.
- 'Æ' (George William Russell) publishes Enchantment, and Other Poems.
- Winners: Bohemians
January to June
- 4 January – Tras Honan, Fianna Fáil politician, twice Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann
- 7 January – Justin Keating, senior Irish Labour Party politician, Teachta Dála, Cabinet Minister, Member of the European Parliament and member of Seanad Éireann
- 12 January – Jennifer Johnston, novelist and playwright
- 22 February – David Cremin, Bishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney
- March – Fergus O'Brien, Fine Gael TD and Minister of State
- 1 April – Frank Cluskey, leader of the Irish Labour Party (died 1989)
- 12 April – Patrick Pery, 6th Earl of Limerick, peer and public servant (died 2003)
- 26 April – Jack Fitzsimons, architect, member of Seanad Éireann and campaigner (died 2014)
- 10 May – William McDermott, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Huancavélica, Peru
July to December
- 19 August – Frank McCourt, teacher and writer
- 29 August – Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, Gaelic games commentator for Radio Telifís Éireann
- 30 August – Kieran Crotty, former Fine Gael TD
- 26 September – Joe Sherlock, Labour Party TD (died 2007)
- 1 October – Richard Harris, actor (died 2002)
- 5 October - Sean Potts, tin whistle player, formerly with The Chieftains
- 11 October – Joan O'Hara, actress (died 2007)
- 23 October – Thomas Flanagan, retired Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of San Antonio
- 4 November – Gerald Duffy, cricketer
- 17 November – Brian Lenihan, Fianna Fáil TD, Cabinet Minister, senator and presidential candidate (died 1995)
- 15 December – Edna O'Brien, novelist and short story writer
Full date unknown
- Edward Delaney, sculptor
- Frank Durkan, lawyer in the United States (died 2006)
- Maeve Kelly, writer
- Seán Ó Coisdealbha, poet, playwright and actor (died 2006)
- Bertie Troy, priest, hurler and All-Ireland winning manager with Cork (died 2007)
- 29 September – Bryan Mahon, British Army general, Commander-in-Chief, Ireland and Senator (born 1862)
- 1 October – James Whiteside McCay, Lieutenant General in the Australian Army, member of the Victorian and Australian Parliaments (born 1864)
- 31 October – Pierce Charles de Lacy O'Mahony, Nationalist politician, barrister and philanthropist (born 1850)
- 30 November – Mary Harris "Mother" Jones, labor and community organizer, member of the Industrial Workers of the World, and Socialist in America (born 1830)
Full date unknown
- Lee, John Joseph. Ireland 1912-1985: Politics and Society.
- Dáil Éireann. Vol. 36 (11 December 1930), Private Notice Question - Co. Mayo Librarianship.
- Dáil Éireann. Vol. 39 (17 June 1931), Orders of the Day - Local Government Bill, 1931 - Second State.
- Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.