1960 in Ireland
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|See also:||1960 in Northern Ireland
Other events of 1960
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1960 in Ireland.
- 13 January – the Broadcasting Authority Bill proposes to establish an authority to provide a national television service.
- 16 January – the last regular ship on the Cork–Glasgow crossing runs, ending a 103-year-old service.
- 3 February – Irish candidate Frederick Henry Boland receives the support of the United States for the presidency of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
- 17 February – the Television Bill passes its final stage in Seanad Éireann.
- 8 March – MV Plassy is wrecked off the coast of Inisheer, Aran Islands.
- 27 May – the last barge on the Grand Canal leaves Dublin carrying Guinness to Limerick, ending a 156-year-old service.
- 1 June – Radio Éireann is transferred from direct control of the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs to a separate public authority.
- 8 November – nine Irish soldiers serving with the United Nations are killed in the Congo.
- 22 November – the funerals take place of the soldiers killed in the Congo.
Arts and literature
- 5 February – the film of Mise Éire (1959), made by George Morrison with music by Seán Ó Riada for Gael Linn, has its Dublin premiere at the Regal Cinema following a 27 January Gaeltacht premiere at Gweedore, the first feature-length Irish language film on general release.
- 13 February–March – Orson Welles appears for the last time in a stage production, his adaptation Chimes at Midnight with the Gate Theatre Company (with which he began his professional career in 1931), opening at the Grand Opera House, Belfast, and transferring to the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin.
- 23 August – Samuel Beckett's play The Old Tune (a translation of Pinget’s La Manivelle into a Dublin setting) is first broadcast, by the BBC.
- Patrick Kavanagh's poetry Come Dance with Kitty Stobling is published.
- Edna O'Brien's novel The Country Girls is published; it is prohibited in Ireland by the Censorship of Publications Board.
- Eoghan Ó Tuairisc's novel Murder in Three Moves is published.
- 6 January – Miriam O'Callaghan, media personality.
- 10 January – Brian Cowen, Taoiseach (Fianna Fáil).
- 13 March – Adam Clayton, bass player with U2.
- 1 April – Séamus McElwaine, Provisional Irish Republican Army member (killed in an ambush near Roslea by the SAS 1986).
- 14 April – Liam Buckley, soccer player and manager.
- 29 April – Seán O'Connor, businessman, member of the Seanad in 1982.
- 10 May – Bono, lead singer with U2.
- 14 May – Ronan Tynan, tenor.
- 23 May – Christy Dignam, lead singer with Aslan.
- 24 May – Packie Bonner, soccer goalkeeper with Glasgow Celtic.
- 11 June – Dave Henderson, soccer player.
- 28 June – Paul Dean, rugby player.
- 1 July – Trevor Sargent, TD representing Dublin North and former leader of the Green Party.
- 4 July – Phil Hogan, Fine Gael TD for Carlow–Kilkenny.
- 1 August – Micheál Martin, Fianna Fáil TD representing Cork South-Central, Cabinet Minister.
- 14 October – Seán Power, Fianna Fáil TD for Kildare South and Minister of State.
- 17 October – Bernadette Nolan, singer and actress.
- 10 August – Alan Campbell, soccer player.
- September – Maurice Seezer, musician.
- 25 November – Mick Neville, soccer player and coach.
- 25 December – Tonie Walsh, gay rights activist, journalist and DJ.
- Full date unknown
- 21 January – Matt Moore, film actor in the United States (born 1888).
- 26 February – Amby Power, Clare hurler (born 1887).
- 12 May – Augustine Kelly, cricketer (born 1894).
- 13 June – Ken McArthur, winner of the marathon race at the 1912 Summer Olympics for South Africa (born 1881).
- 7 July – Francis Browne, Jesuit priest and photographer (born 1880).
- 20 July – Galbraith Lowry-Corry, 7th Earl Belmore, soldier and Deputy Lieutenant for County Fermanagh (born 1913).
- 27 July – Ethel Lilian Voynich, novelist and musician (born 1864).
- 23 September – Dr Henry Barniville, member of the Seanad from 1922 to 1960 representing the National University of Ireland.
- 6 October – Hubert de Burgh, cricketer (born 1879).
- 25 October – Harry Ferguson, early aviator and developer of the modern agricultural tractor (born 1884).
- 14 December – Michael J. Stack, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania (born 1888).
- "Reel hero of Irish history". The Irish Times. 4 January 2008.
- "English Literature". Britannica Book of the Year. 1961.