1947 in Northern Ireland
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- 22 April - British Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Centaur (R06) (laid down 1944) is launched at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast.
- 11 August - The Enterprise express train service commences from Belfast to Dublin.
Arts and literature
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- Winners: Belfast Celtic
- Cavan defeat Antrim 3-04 to 1-06 to win the Ulster Senior Football Championship.
- Cavan subsequently defeat Kerry 2-11 to 2-07 in New York to win the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship.
- Fred Daly wins The Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.
- Fred Daly plays in the Ryder Cup.
- 27–28 July - English endurance swimmer Tom Blower becomes the first person to swim the North Channel, from Donaghadee in County Down to Portpatrick in Scotland.
- 23 February - Ken Goodall, international rugby player (died 2006).
- 5 March - Clodagh Rodgers, singer.
- 24 March - John Dallat, Social Democratic and Labour Party politician.
- 17 April - Linda Martin, singer.
- 23 April - Bernadette Devlin McAliskey, Member of UK Parliament.
- 8 May - Dr John Reid, 13th Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and Home Secretary.
- 18 May - Eileen Pollock, actress.
- 19 May - Paul Brady, singer/songwriter.
- 12 August - Seamus Close, former Alliance Party MLA.
- 3 September - Eric Bell, guitarist.
- 26 October - Sir Reg Empey, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party, member of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
- 5 December - Seán Quinn, businessman.
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- Paul Haller, Soto Zen Buddhist teacher and Abbot of the San Francisco Zen Center.
- Joe McCann, Official Irish Republican Army volunteer killed by British soldiers (died 1972).
- Eugene McMenamin, SDLP MLA
- Frank Ormsby, poet
- Eric Wrixon, musician
- 2 January - Tom Ross, cricketer (born 1872)
- 4 January - Forrest Reid, novelist and literary critic (born 1875)
- 25 April - Richard Rowley, poet and writer (born 1877).
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