1962 in Ireland
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Other events of 1962
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1962 in Ireland.
- 26 February - The Irish Republican Army officially calls off its Border Campaign in Northern Ireland.
- 13 March - Irish artists leave Dublin Airport for the Congo to entertain United Nations troops there.
- 17 March - President Éamon de Valera and Mrs. Sinéad de Valera have a private audience with Pope John XXIII in Rome.
- 5 April - A final train is run on the west Cork railway.
- 8 May - Irish troops leave for a peace-keeping mission in the Congo.
- 6 July - Gay Byrne presents the very first edition of The Late Late Show on RTÉ. Byrne goes on to present the show for 37 years, the longest period through which any individual hosts a televised talk show anywhere in the world, and the show itself becomes the world's second longest-running talk show.
- 13 July - Secretary General of the United Nations U Thant arrives in Dublin. He pays tribute to Irish soldiers who fought in the Congo.
- 21 August - Former United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower arrives in Belfast on a four-day visit to Ireland.
- 13 November - Aer Lingus air hostesses receive new uniforms. The colours are fern-green and St. Patrick's blue.
Arts and literature
- 30 June - The Theatre Royal, Dublin, closes.
- 4 December - The first Jacob's Awards ceremony takes place in Dublin.
- Irish folk music group the Abbey Tavern Singers is formed in Howth.
- Irish folk music band The Chieftains is formed by Paddy Moloney in Dublin.
- Irish folk music band The Dubliners is formed at O'Donoghue's Pub in Dublin.
- Eavan Boland publishes 23 Poems while an undergraduate at Trinity College, Dublin.
- Ewart Milne's poetry A Garland for the Green is published.
- Eoghan Ó Tuairisc publishes his Irish language prose epic L’Attaque in Dublin.
- Cecil Woodham-Smith publishes her history The Great Hunger: Ireland: 1845-1849.
- Shelbourne win the League of Ireland championship for the seventh time with a 1-0 play-off victory over Cork Celtic thanks to a Ben Hannigan goal.
January to June
- 9 January - Ray Houghton, former international soccer player, in Scotland to an Irish father
- 13 April - Harry Kenny, soccer player.
- 7 May - Paul Kimmage, cyclist and sports journalist.
- 9 June - Bobby Browne, soccer player.
- 15 June - Martin Earley, road bicycle racer.
- 26 June - Cyprian Brady, Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin Central
July to December
- 11 July - Pauline McLynn, actress and writer.
- 14 July - Eamon Delaney, author and journalist.
- 19 July - Caitríona Ruane, Sinn Féin MLA and Minister for Education in Northern Ireland.
- 14 August - Dan Boyle, former Green Party (Ireland) TD, Senator.
- 14 August - Peter Eccles, soccer player.
- 1 September - Tony Cascarino, former international soccer player.
- 11 October - Eddie Hobbs, financial adviser and television presenter.
- 11 October - Anne Enright, Booker Prize-winning author.
- 2 December - Kevin Brady, soccer player.
Full date unknown
- Martin Hayes, fiddle player.
- Jamie O'Neill, author.
- Kevin Sharkey, songwriter and painter.
- Tom Spillane, former Kerry Gaelic footballer.
- 1 February - Thomas Westropp Bennett, Cumann na nGaedheal member of the Seanad, Cathaoirleach of Seanad (born 1867).
- 14 March - Eileen Costello, Independent member of 1922 Seanad.
- 25 June - Robert Gwynn, cricketer (born 1877).
- 4 July - William Harman, cricketer (born 1869).
- 24 July - Margaret Buckley, president of Sinn Féin from 1937 to 1950 (died 1879).
- October - Emily Anderson, British Foreign Office official and scholar of German (born 1891).
Full date unknown
- The United Irishman March 1962 p. 1.