1947 in Ireland
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Other events of 1947
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1947 in Ireland.
- 19 January to 15 March – An arctic cold snap with five major blizzards caused many deaths.
- 30 January – The internationally known labour leader Jim Larkin died in Dublin aged 72.
- 18 May – The 21st anniversary of the founding of the Fianna Fáil party was celebrated in the Capitol Theatre, Dublin.
- 7 July – The Aer Lingus airline began a direct service between Dublin and Amsterdam.
- 31 July – The Soviet Union blocked Ireland's entry into the United Nations.
- 11 August – The Enterprise Express train service commenced from Belfast to Dublin.
- 31 August – United States Congressman John F. Kennedy visited his sister Kathleen in Ireland during the Congressional summer recess. He visited again in 1955 and 1963.
- 14 September – The All-Ireland Football Final was played in the Polo Grounds in New York. Cavan were victorious over Kerry.
- 3 November – A 60-day transport strike ended in Dublin. Trams and buses returned to normal service.
- The Customs Free Airport Act established Shannon as the world's first duty-free airport.
- The Poulaphouca Reservoir was completed.
- The Waterford Crystal glassmaking business was revived by Charles Bacik.
Arts and literature
- June – Joan Denise Moriarty's Cork Ballet Group gave its first performance, at the Cork Opera House under the baton of Aloys Fleischmann.
- Donagh MacDonagh's poetry The Hungry Grass was published.
- Séamus Ó Néill's novel Tonn Tuile was the first book published by Irish language publisher Sáirséal agus Dill in Dublin.
- Winners: Shelbourne
- Cavan won historic All Ireland final in Polo Grounds, New York.
- 27–28 July – English endurance swimmer Tom Blower became the first person to swim the North Channel, from Donaghadee in County Down to Portpatrick in Scotland.
January to June
- 18 January – John O'Conor, pianist.
- 26 January – Red Morris, 4th Baron Killanin, film producer.
- 9 February – Eamon Duffy, religious historian.
- 1 March
- 30 March
- 16 April – Eamonn Rogers, soccer player.
- 17 April – Linda Martin, singer.
- 24 April – Johnny McEvoy, singer.
- 27 April – Patrick Lynch, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Southwark.
- 18 May – John Bruton, former Taoiseach, European Union Ambassador to the United States.
- 22 May – Seán Ó Neachtain, Fianna Fáil Member of the European Parliament representing North-West.
July to September
- 30 July – Pete Mahon, soccer manager.
- 31 July – Olivia Mitchell, Fine Gael TD representing Dublin South (1997 – ).
- July – Joe O'Toole, former President of the Irish Trade Union Congress, Senator.
- 21 August – Philip Lawrence, a London-based headmaster, was stabbed to death outside the gates of his school when he went to help a pupil being attacked by a gang (died 1995).
- 25 August – Anne Harris, journalist.
- 10 August – Dónal Lunny, musician.
- August – Tommy Broughan, Labour Party TD for Dublin North–East.
- August – Sally Oldfield, singer.
- August – G. V. Wright, former Fianna Fáil TD and member of Seanad Éireann.
- 2 September – Kevin Farrell, Bishop of Dallas, Texas.
- 7 September – Roger Bolton, trade unionist in UK (died 2006).
October to December
- 9 October – Frank Dunlop, public relations consultant, planning advisor, Fianna Fáil Government Press Secretary (1977–1982).
- 26 October – Trevor Joyce, poet.
- 9 November – Pat Carey, Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin North–West and Minister of State.
- 25 November – Seán Ardagh, Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin South–Central.
- 25 November – Steve Heighway, soccer player.
- 1 December – Jimmy Dunne, soccer player.
- 4 December – Moosajee Bhamjee, physician, Ireland's first Muslim Teachta Dála (1992–1997), 27th Dáil.
- 4 December – Terry Woods, folk musician.
- 5 December – Tony Gregory, independent politician and TD for Dublin Central.
- 5 December – Seán Quinn, businessman.
Full date unknown
- Vincent Brown, sculptor.
- Frank Cummins, former Kilkenny hurler.
- Éamonn Grimes, former Limerick hurler.
- Dermot Healy, novelist and poet.
- Pat Hegarty, former Cork hurler.
- John Holloway, sociologist and philosopher.
- Jonathan Kelly, singer songwriter.
- Damien Martin, Offaly hurler.
- Dermot Somers, mountaineer, explorer, writer and broadcaster.
- Kate Walsh, Progressive Democrats Senator (died 2007).
- 2 January – Tom Ross, cricketer (born in 1872).
- 4 January – Derrick Hall, cricketer (born in 1892)
- 4 January – Forrest Reid, novelist and literary critic (born in 1875)
- 21 January – Charles A. Callis, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (born in 1865).
- 30 January – James Larkin, trade union leader, socialist and Labour Party TD (born in 1876).
- 9 April – Desmond FitzGerald, Sinn Féin MP, TD, Cabinet Minister and Seanad Éireann member (born in 1888).
- 3 March – Michael Egan, trade unionist, city councillor, and Cumann na nGaedheal TD (born in 1866).
- 16 May – Augusta Crichton-Stuart, Marchioness of Bute (born in 1880).
- 18 June – John Henry Patterson, soldier, hunter and writer (born in 1867).
- 4 September – P. J. Moloney, chemist, member of 1st Dáil representing Tipperary South.
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