1945 in Northern Ireland
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Events during the year 1945 in Northern Ireland.
- 27 February - Aircraft carrier HMCS Bonaventure (CVL 22) is launched at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast to British Admiralty order as HMS Powerful.
- 8 May - V-E Day is celebrated throughout the UK.
- 14 May - Formal surrender of German U-boats at Londonderry Port (HMS Ferret, Lisahally). As part of Operation Deadlight many are scuttled offshore.
- 16 May - Éamon de Valera replies in a radio broadcast to Winston Churchill's criticism of Irish neutrality.
- 26 July - United Kingdom general election, 1945.
- 15 August- V-J Day is celebrated in the UK.
- 21 August - Two Nationalist Members of Parliament, Eddie McAteer and Malachy Conlon, take the Oath of Allegiance and enter the Parliament of the United Kingdom at Westminster.
- 15 October - Professor Eoin MacNeill dies in Dublin aged 77. He was a founder-member of the Gaelic League and the Irish Volunteers.
- 14 November - A convention meeting in Dungannon establishes the nationalist Irish Anti-Partition League.
Arts and literature
- John Luke paints The Old Callan Bridge and The Three Dancers.
- F. L. Green's novel Odd Man Out is published.
- Winners: Linfield
- 29 January - Jim Nicholson, Unionist politician and MEP for Northern Ireland.
- 12 June - Pat Jennings, former international soccer player.
- 4 July - David McWilliams, singer, songwriter, and guitarist (died 2002).
- 16 August - Allan Bresland, DUP Northern Ireland Assembly member for West Tyrone.
- 25 August - Sammy Duddy, member of the Ulster Political Research Group (died 2007).
- 31 August - Van Morrison, singer and songwriter.
- 15 September - Dave Clements, former soccer player and manager.
- 21 September - Shaw Clifton, General of The Salvation Army.
- 17 October - Jimmy Cricket (James Mulgrew), comedian.
- 31 October - Bobbie Hanvey, photographer and radio personality.
- 17 November - Damien Magee, racing driver.
- 5 December - Evin Crowley, actress.
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- Brendan Hamill, poet and writer.
- Martin Meehan, Sinn Féin politician and former volunteer in the Provisional Irish Republican Army (died 2007).
- Graham Reid, playwright.
- James A. Sharkey, historian and Irish diplomat.
- 13 October - Joseph MacRory, Cardinal, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland (born 1861).
- 15 October - Eoin MacNeill, scholar, nationalist and revolutionary (born 1867).
- 20 December - John M. Lyle, architect in Canada (born 1872).