1941 in Northern Ireland
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- 21 February - First flight by a Royal Air Force flying boat through the "Donegal Corridor", neutral Republic of Ireland airspace between its base in Northern Ireland and the Atlantic Ocean, a concession secretly agreed by Éamon de Valera.
- 15 April - The Belfast blitz: 1,000 people are killed in bombing raids on Belfast. 71 firemen with 13 fire tenders from Dundalk, Drogheda, Dublin, and Dún Laoghaire cross the Irish border to assist their Belfast colleagues.
- May - Broadcasting House, Belfast opens.
- 5 May - Belfast suffers its third bombing raid during World War II. The Dublin government authorises its emergency services to assist.
- 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 the North.
Arts and literature
- Robert Greacen's poetry The Bird is published.
- Louis MacNeice's poetry Plant and Phantom is published.
- W. R. Rodgers's Awake! And Other Poems is published.
- Winners: Belfast Celtic
- 13 May - Miles Kington, comic journalist (died 2008).
- 30 May - George Robinson, Democratic Unionist Party MLA.
- 8 June - Robert Bradford, footballer and politician (died 1981).
- 10 June - John MaGowan, darts player.
- 24 June - Gerard Clifford, Auxiliary Bishop of Armagh (1991 - ).
- 15 July - Leslie Cree, Ulster Unionist Party MLA.
- 23 August - Onora O'Neill, Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve, philosopher and academic.
- 2 October - Michael Campbell, Roman Catholic Bishop of Lancaster.
- 20 October - Stewart Parker, poet and playwright (died 1988).
- 28 October - John Hallam, actor (died 2006).
- 7 November - Ian Cochrane, novelist (died 2004).
- 23 November - Derek Mahon, poet.
- 15 December - Jim Wilson, former Ulster Unionist Party MLA.
Full date unknown
- Jim McLaughlin, footballer and football manager.
- 10 January - John Lavery, artist (born 1856).
- 13 March - Finlay Jackson, cricketer and rugby player (born 1901).
- 19 February - Hamilton Harty, conductor and composer (born 1879).
- Guidera, Anita (2007-04-19). "Plaques mark secret wartime air corridor in Donegal". Irish Independent. Retrieved 2012-08-23.
- Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.