Ireland at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Ireland at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Flag of Ireland.svg
IOC code IRL
NOC Olympic Council of Ireland
in Melbourne/Stockholm
Ranked 21st
Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 1 3 5
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)
Other related appearances
 Great Britain (1896–1920)

Ireland competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden (equestrian events).


Ireland finished in 21st position in the final medal rankings, with one gold medal and five medals overall. It was the first time Ireland would win medals at two different sports, and the five was a record total for an Irish team at the Olympic Games. This record stood until the 2012 London Olympics, where Ireland won 6 medals.

Gold medal.svg Gold[edit]

Silver medal.svg Silver[edit]

Bronze medal.svg Bronze[edit]

Results by event[edit]


Men's 110m Hurdles

  • Heat — 14.6s (→ did not advance)