1941 in Ireland

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1941
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Events from the year 1941 in Ireland.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

  • 2 January – three Carlow women are killed in a night of German bombing in parts of Leinster.
  • 3 January – further German bombing of Dublin.
  • 13 January – the poet and novelist James Joyce dies in Zurich.
  • 24 January – part of the old State Chambers in Dublin Castle are destroyed by fire.
  • 20 February – emergency Scientific Research Bureau set up to seek alternatives to raw materials in short supply.[1]
  • 21 February – first flight by a British Royal Air Force flying boat through the "Donegal Corridor", Irish airspace between its base in Northern Ireland and the Atlantic Ocean, a concession secretly agreed by Éamon de Valera.[2]
  • 6 March – 3,800 animals are slaughtered after the fiftieth case of foot-and-mouth disease is announced.
  • 20 March – bread rationing is introduced.
  • 21 March – Glencullen (Capt. T. Waldron) and Glencree (Capt. D. McLean) machine-gunned by Luftwaffe in Bristol Channel.[3]
  • 22 March: 16:00 hours – collier St. Fintan (Capt. N. Hendry) attacked by two Luftwaffe bombers, off the coast of Pembrokeshire and sunk with all hands – 9 dead.[3]
  • 26 March – Edenvale (Capt. T. Tyrrell) bombed and machine-gunned by Luftwaffe in Bristol Channel.[3]
  • 27 March – Lady Belle (Capt. T. Donohue) bombed and machine-gunned by Luftwaffe in Irish Sea.[3]
  • 2 April – Edenvale (Capt. T. Tyrrell) bombed and machine-gunned (again) by Luftwaffe in Bristol Channel.[3]
  • 15 April – the Belfast blitz 1,000 people are killed in bombing raids on Belfast. 71 fire men with 13 fire tenders from Dundalk, Drogheda, Dublin, and Dún Laoghaire cross the Irish border to assist their Belfast colleagues.
  • 5 May – Belfast suffers its third bombing raid during World War II. The Dublin government authorises its emergency services to assist.
  • 7 May – Wages Standstill Order.[1]
  • 12 May – Menapia (Capt C Bobels) bombed and machine-gunned by Luftwaffe off Welsh coast – 2 wounded.[3]
  • 14 May – five further outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease are reported.
  • 17 May – Glenageary (Capt R. Simpson) bombed and machine-gunned by Luftwaffe in Irish Sea.[3]
  • 19 May – City of Waterford (Capt. W. Gibbons) bombed and machine-gunned by Luftwaffe off Welsh coast – 1 wounded.[3]
  • 26 May – a special sitting of Dáil Éireann unanimously condemns the introduction of conscription in Northern Ireland.
  • 27 May – speaking in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Winston Churchill rules out the introduction of conscription in Northern Ireland.
  • 30 May – Kyleclare (Capt. T. Hanrahan) bombed off Waterford coast.[3]
  • 31 May – bombing of Dublin in World War II: 34 people are killed when the Luftwaffe bomb part of Dublin.
  • 2 June – Arklow is bombed by the Luftwaffe, with no casualties.
  • 24 July – Dundalk is bombed by the Luftwaffe, with no casualties.
  • Summer – 16,000 men and boys are employed on county council turf-cutting schemes.[1]
  • 22 August – S.S. Clonlara (Capt. Joseph Reynolds) torpedoed and sunk by U-564 in North Atlantic, while in Convoy OG 71 ("Nightmare Convoy") – 13 survivors and 11 dead.[3]
  • 12 October – Charles Stewart Parnell, the uncrowned King of Ireland, is honoured in a huge pageant in Dublin.
  • November – Brendan Behan is released from Borstal in England and deported to Ireland.
  • 8 December – the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Winston Churchill cables the Taoiseach inviting him to join the Allies of World War II.

Arts and literature[edit]

Sport[edit]

Football[edit]

League of Ireland
Winners: Cork United
FAI Cup
Winners: Cork United 2–2, 3–1 Waterford.

Golf[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wills, Clair (2007). That Neutral Island. London: Faber. ISBN 9780571221059. 
  2. ^ Guidera, Anita (19 April 2007). "Plaques mark secret wartime air corridor in Donegal". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Forde, Frank (2000). The Long Watch: World War Two and the Irish Mercantile Marine (rev ed.). Dublin: New Island. ISBN 1-902602-42-0. 
  4. ^ Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6. 
  5. ^ Byrne, John (12 December 2010). "What a shocker: no more books to ban". The Irish Times.