1967 in Ireland
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Other events of 1967
List of years in Ireland
Events from the year 1967 in Ireland.
- 9 January – Demonstrations by the National Farmers' Association caused major chaos when farm machinery blocked many roads.
- 4 April – The Fianna Fáil party made a presentation to former Taoiseach Seán Lemass.
- 18 April – The Minister for Education, Donogh O'Malley, revealed his plan for a single multi-denominational University of Dublin. This would combine University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin.
- 30 June – Jacqueline Kennedy arrived in Ireland for a holiday with her children, Caroline and John. She was received at Áras an Uachtaráin, where she was an overnight guest, by President Éamon de Valera and his wife, Sinéad. She was received in the evening by Taoiseach Jack Lynch and his wife Máirín at a state banquet at Dublin Castle.
- 1 July – Jacqueline Kennedy attended the Irish Sweeps Derby horse race at the Curragh with Taoiseach Jack Lynch and Mrs. Máirín Lynch.
- 4 August – Senator Margaret Mary Pearse, sister of Patrick Pearse and Willie Pearse, the executed 1916 leaders, was 89 today. She was greeted by President de Valera.
- 4 September – Ireland's free post-primary school transport scheme began. CIÉ brought 38,000 students to 350 schools.
- 4 November – Taoiseach Jack Lynch returned to Dublin following talks on the European Community with General Charles de Gaulle in Paris.
- 2 December – The poet Patrick Kavanagh was buried in his native Inniskeen, County Monaghan.
- 4 December — The first independent computer[clarification needed] in Ireland began operation at Shannon Airport.
- 11 December – Taoiseach Jack Lynch and Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill met for talks in Stormont. Lynch's car was snowballed by Ian Paisley and his supporters.
- 29 December – The Minister for Labour, Patrick Hillery, announced details of a new redundancy payments scheme which took effect from New Year's Day.
Arts and literature
- 29 September – The Focus Theatre in Dublin opened its doors for the first time.
- The Censorship of Publications Act provided that prohibition orders made on the grounds of indecency or obscenity would expire after twelve years.
- The New Writers Press was founded by poets Michael Smith and Trevor Joyce with Smith's wife Irene in Dublin to publish poetry.
- Eavan Boland's poems New Territory were published.
- John Montague's poems A Chosen Light were published.
- Flann O'Brien's novel, The Third Policeman (written 1939–40), was published posthumously in London.
- Edward Delaney's bronze statue Wolfe Tone was completed.
- Foundation of the Project Arts Centre in Dublin.
- 19 November – Jimmy O'Connor scored the world's fastest ever hat-trick in a first-class match when he scored three goals in 2 minutes and 13 seconds (some sources dispute this, and claim the actual time was 2 minutes and 14 seconds) for Shelbourne against Bohemians in a League of Ireland match at Dalymount Park.
- 12 January – Gary Kirby, former Limerick hurler.
- 22 January – Eleanor McEvoy, singer songwriter.
- 1 March – Justin Benson, cricketer.
- 1 March – Ann Gallagher, former Labour Party politician.
- 16 March – Terry Phelan, footballer born in England of Irish descent
- 17 March – Angus Dunlop, cricketer.
- 3 April – Liam Twomey, doctor, former Fine Gael TD, Senator.
- 20 April – Alan McLoughlin, footballer born in England of Irish descent
- 25 April – Alan Kernaghan, footballer born in England of Irish descent
- 16 May – Barry Andrews, former Fianna Fáil politician, TD for Dún Laoghaire.
- 19 May – Geraldine Somerville, actress.
- 26 May – Philip Treacy, hat designer.
- July – Anne Marie Forrest, author.
- 4 September – Cathal Casey, Cork hurler.
- 12 September – Kieran McGuckin, Cork hurler.
- 15 October – Lawrence Roche, road racing cyclist.
Full date unknown
- John Fitzgibbon, Cork hurler.
- Mark Foley, Cork hurler.
- Martin Hanamy, Offaly hurler.
- Susan McKeown, folk singer.
- Willie O'Connor, former Kilkenny hurler.
- Brian Smyth, painter.
- Enda Walsh, playwright.
- 1 January – Séamus Burke, Sinn Féin TD, a founder-member of Cumann na nGaedheal and later Fine Gael (born 1893).
- 28 January – Helena Molony, fought in the 1916 Easter Rising and first woman president of the Irish Trade Union Congress (born 1884).
- 16 March – Thomas MacGreevy, poet and director of the National Gallery of Ireland (born 1893).
- 22 April – Walter Macken, novelist, dramatist and actor (born 1915).
- 4 August – Edmond Pery, 5th Earl of Limerick, peer and soldier (born 1888).
- 14 September – Rupert Edward Cecil Lee Guinness, 2nd Earl of Iveagh, businessman, politician and philanthropist, Chancellor University of Dublin (born 1874).
- November – Edward Richards-Orpen, furniture maker and independent member of Seanad Éireann (born 1884).
- 30 November – Patrick Kavanagh, poet and novelist (born 1904).
- 4 December – Michael Riordan, San Francisco Police Department Chief (born 1889).
- 18 December – James Everett, Labour Party TD, Cabinet Minister, famed for Battle of Baltinglass, 44 years service as a TD (born 1894).
- 18 December – Florence O'Donoghue, historian and Irish Republican Army intelligence officer (born 1895).
- 28 December – John Joe O'Reilly, Cumann na nGaedheal and Fine Gael TD (born 1881).
Full date unknown
- June 30, 1967 - Jacqueline Kennedy in Ireland Youtube. Retrieved: 2011-11-11.
- Jackie’s 1950s visits to Ireland recalled in letters to Dublin priest The Irish Times, 2014-05-14.
- The A to Z of the Northern Ireland Conflict By Gordon Gillespie. Page xxiii. Scarecrow Press, 2008.
- 1939-67: Relative calm before the storm BBC News. 1999-03-18.
- Clissman, Anne (1975). Flann O'Brien: a critical introduction to his writings. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. p. 151. ISBN 0-06-491215-9. OCLC 2002815.; Hopper, Keith (1995). Flann O'Brien: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Post-Modernist. Cork University Press. p. 48. ISBN 978-1-85918-042-6. OCLC 33189239.