1962 in Ireland

1962 in Ireland


*March 13 - Irish artists leave Dublin Airport for the Congo to entertain United Nations troops there.
*March 17 - President Éamon de Valera and Mrs. Sinéad de Valera have a private audience with Pope John XIII in Rome.
*April 5 - A final train is run on the west Cork railway.
*May 8 - Irish troops leave for a peace-keeping mission in the Congo.
*July 6 - Gay Byrne presents the very first edition of the Late Late Show.
*July 13 - Secretary General of the United Nations U Thant arrives in Dublin. He pays tribute to Irish soldiers who fought in the Congo.
*August 21 - Former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower arrives in Belfast on a four-day visit to Ireland.
*November 13 - Aer Lingus air hostesses receive new uniforms. The colours are fern-green and St. Patrick's blue.

Arts and literature


*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.
*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 nGaedhael member of the Seanad, Cathaoirleach of Seanad (b.1867).
*14 March - Ellen Costello, Independent member of 1922 Seanad.
*25 June - Robert Gwynn, cricketer (b.1877).
*4 July - William Harman, cricketer (b.1869).
*24 July - Margaret Buckley, president of Sinn Féin from 1937 to 1950 (d.1879).
*October - Emily Anderson, British Foreign Office official and scholar of German (b.1891).

Full date unknown

*Frank Gallagher, Irish Volunteer and author (b.1893).

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.