1947 in Ireland

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1947
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See also: 1947 in Northern Ireland
Other events of 1947
List of years in Ireland

Events from the year 1947 in Ireland.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

  • 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.[1] 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.
    Undated

Arts and literature[edit]

Sport[edit]

Football[edit]

League of Ireland
Winners: Shelbourne
FAI Cup
Winners: Cork United 2–2, 2–1 Bohemians.

Gaelic Games[edit]

  • Cavan won historic All Ireland final in Polo Grounds, New York.

Golf[edit]

Swimming[edit]

Births[edit]

John Bruton, born on 18 May 1947
Donal Lunny, born on 10 August 1947

Deaths[edit]

Desmond FitzGerald, died 9 April 1947

References[edit]

  1. ^ Visiting Ireland NetPlaces. Retrieved: 2014-05-14.