Dublin in History (Part 2)

Ireland: Cork

Historical Events

  • 2017-06-14 Leo Varadkar formally elected Irish Prime Minister (taoiseach) in Dáil ceremony in Dublin - youngest Irish Prime Minister at 38 and 1st openly gay
  • 2018-08-19 Limerick wins All Ireland Hurling Championship for first time in 45 years with a 3-16 to 2-18 win over defending champions Galway at Croke Park, Dublin

BeatificationPapal Visit

2018-08-26 Pope Francis asks for forgiveness in speech on child abuse in Dublin, during first official visit to Ireland since 1979

  • 2018-11-17 Ireland beats Rugby World Cup champions New Zealand, 16-9 at Aviva Stadium, Dublin; first victory over the All Blacks ever on home soil; flyhalf Johnny Sexton kicks 3 penalties and a conversion
  • 2019-06-18 Two 14 year-old boys become the youngest in Irish history to be convicted of murder when found guilty of the murder and sexual assault of a 14 year-old girl in Dublin

Famous Birthdays

  • 1945-04-22 Alan Dukes, Irish Fine Gael politician, born in Drimnagh, Dublin, Ireland
  • 1945-08-03 Eamon Dunphy, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1945-09-12 Maria Aitken, Irish-English actress (Fish Called Wanda), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1946-04-25 Peter Sutherland, Irish businessman (Allied Irish Banks) and politician (Fine Gael), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2018)
  • 1947-10-26 Trevor Joyce, Irish poet (The Poems of Sweeny Peregrine), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1947-12-04 Terry Woods, Irish musician (The Pogues, Steeleye Span), born in Dublin
  • 1947-12-05 Tony Gregory, Irish politician, born in Dublin
  • 1948-03-17 Fran Byrne, musician (Ace), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1948-03-30 Eddie Jordan, Irish motorsport F1 boss and TV commentator, born in Dublin
  • 1949-08-20 Phil Lynott, Irish rock singer and bass player (Thin Lizzy - "The Boys Are Back In Town"), born in West Bromwich, England. (d. 1986)
  • 1950-05-12 Gabriel Byrne, Irish actor (Hello Again; Cool World), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1950-06-01 Gemma Craven, actress (Wagner, Story of Slipper & Rose), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1951-01-27 Brian Downey, Irish rock drummer (Thin Lizzy - "The Boys Are Back in Town"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1951-09-12 Berty Ahern, Prime Minister of Ireland (1997-2008), born in Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland
  • 1952-03-31 Dermot Morgan, Irish actor and comedian (Father Ted Crilly-Father Ted), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1998)
  • 1952-08-04 Moya Brennan [Máire Ní Bhraonáin], Irish folksinger and harpist (Clannad; Máire), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1954-12-07 Mike Nolan, Irish singer (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies), born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • 1955-03-29 Brendan Gleeson, Irish actor and film director (Braveheart), born in Dublin
  • 1956-02-13 Liam Brady, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1956-05-24 Michael Jackson, Northern Irish clergyman (Archbishop of Dublin), born in Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland
  • 1957-06-17 Philip Chevron, Irish musician (Pogues-Peace & Love), born in Dublin (d. 2013)
  • 1957-09-10 Siobhan Fahey, Irish rock singer and musician (Bananarama - "Venus"; Shakespears Sister - "Stay"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1957-11-06 Siobhán McCarthy, Irish singer and actress (Roisin Connor-Bad Girls), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1959-05-21 Brisn Lenihan, Jnr, Irish politician and minister, born in Dublin (d. 2011)
  • 1959-07-05 Veronica Guerin, Irish crime journalist, born in Dublin (d. 1996)
  • 1959-08-04 John Gormley, Irish politician, Leader of the Green Party, Mayor of Dublin (1994-95), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1959-10-08 Gavin Friday [Fionán Martin Hanvey], Irish singer (Virgin Prunes), born in Dublin, Ireland

Person of interestBono

1960-05-10 Bono [Paul Hewson], Irish rock singer and lyricist (U2 - "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"; "Desire"; "Beautiful Day"; "One"), born in Dublin, Ireland

Rocker Bono
  • 1961-04-09 Mark Kelly, Irish keyboardist (Marillion - "Real to Reel"), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1961-05-19 Ronan Hardiman, Irish composer (Michael Flatley soundtracks), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1961-06-02 Liam Cunningham, Irish actor (Game of Thrones), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1961-10-31 Larry Mullen, Jr, Irish rock drummer (U2 - "I Will Follow"), born in Dublin, Ireland

Person of interestGraham Norton

1963-04-04 Graham Norton [Graham Walker], Irish comedian and TV presenter, born in Dublin

TV Host and Comedian Graham Norton
TV Host and Comedian
Graham Norton
  • 1964-06-12 Derek Higgins, Irish racing driver, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1964-10-31 Colm Ó Cíosóig, Irish drummer (My Bloody Valentine, Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1964-11-07 Liam Ó Maonlaí, Irish vocalist and pianist (Hothouse Flowers - "I'm Sorry"), born in Monkstown, County Dublin, Ireland
  • 1965-11-27 Fiachna O'Braonáin, Irish pop guitarist (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1966-04-23 Jim Stynes [James], Hall of Fame Australian rules footballer (only foreigner to win Brownlow medal), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • 1968-02-01 Kent Mercker, American MLB pitcher (World Series 1995; no-hitter 1994; Atlanta Braves), born in Dublin, Ohio
  • 1968-04-24 Aidan Gillen [Aidan Murphy], Irish actor (Queer as Folk, Game of Thrones), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1969-09-17 Ken Doherty, Irish snooker player (world champion 1997), born in Dublin, Rep. of Ireland

Person of interestSamantha Power

1970-09-21 Samantha Power, Irish American author and diplomat (US Ambassador to the UN), born in Dublin, Ireland

Journalist and Diplomat Samantha Power
Journalist and Diplomat
Samantha Power
  • 1971-08-31 Pádraig Harrington, Irish golfer (British Open 2007-08, PGA C'ship 2008, Ryder Cup wins 2002, 04, 06, 10), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1971-10-24 Dervla Kirwan, Irish TV and stage actress, born in Churchtown, Dublin
  • 1972-08-15 Mikey Graham, Irish pop singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1972-09-08 Phil Laak, Irish-American professional poker player, born in Dublin
  • 1973-12-02 Graham Kavanagh, Irish soccer midfielder (16 caps, Rep of Ireland; Stoke City, Cardiff City), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1974-10-01 Keith Duffy, Irish pop singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1975-08-28 Gareth Farrelly, Irish footballer (Aston Villa), born in Dublin
  • 1976-01-18 Damien Leith, Irish-Australian singer-songwriter (Australian Idol 2006), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1976-03-17 Stephen Gately, Irish pop singer (Boyzone - "A Different Beat"; "No Matter What"), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2009)

Person of interestColin Farrell

1976-05-31 Colin Farrell, Irish actor (In Bruges, Minority Report), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • 1976-07-03 Shane Lynch, Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1976-12-08 Naimee Coleman, Irish singer and songwriter, born in Dublin, Ireland

Person of interestRonan Keating

1977-03-03 Ronan Keating, Bayside Irish singer (Boyzone), born in Dublin, Ireland

  • 1977-04-02 Aiden Turner, Irish actor (The Hobbit-Kili), born in Clondalkin, Dublin
  • 1978-01-31 Ray Shah, Irish Big Brother contestant, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1978-04-04 Alan Mahon, Irish footballer (Tranmere Rovers), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1978-10-05 Shane Ryan, Irish Gaelic footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1978-10-09 Nicky Byrne, Irish musician (Westlife), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1979-01-18 Leo Varadkar, Irish politician (Prime Minister, 2017-), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1979-10-04 Caitriona Balfe, Irish actress (Outlander), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1980-01-14 Clive Clarke, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • 1980-04-12 Brian McFadden, Irish singer and songwriter (Westlife), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1980-11-20 James Chambers, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • 1981-01-01 Jonas Armstrong, Irish-born British actor (Robin Hood), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1981-10-12 Brian Kerr, Scottish football manager, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1983-01-14 James Vincent McMorrow, Irish singer-songwriter, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1983-01-18 Samantha Mumba, Irish pop and R&B singer ("Gotta Tell You") and actress (The time Machine), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1983-07-30 Seán Dillon, Irish footballer, born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1983-09-12 Carly Smithson, Irish singer (Ultimate High), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1988-07-14 Conor McGregor, Irish professional boxer (UFC Lightweight and Featherweight Champion), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1988-07-25 Anthony Stokes, Irish footballer, born in Dublin
  • 1988-09-13 Keith Treacy, Irish footballer (Preston North End), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1991-02-28 Sarah Bolger, Irish actress, born in Dublin, Ireland

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths