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 nation mourns as 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.
- 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.
January to June
- 6 January - Miriam O'Callaghan, television presenter.
- 10 January - Brian Cowen, Taoiseach (Fianna Fáil).
- 13 January - Dolores McNamara, largest individual prizewinner in European lottery history.
- 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.
July to December
- 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.
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- Gerard Casey, artist.
- Declan Lowney, television and film director.
- Kevin Mills, business executive.
- Tom Reilly, historian, author and newspaper columnist.
- Vincent Woods, poet and playwright.
- 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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- "English Literature". Britannica Book of the Year. 1961.