1952 in Ireland

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See also: 1952 in Northern Ireland
Other events of 1952
List of years in Ireland

Events from the year 1952 in Ireland.



  • 9 January – Peig Sayers travels to Dublin for the first time in her 81 years.
  • 10 January – an Aer Lingus Douglas DC-3 aircraft on a London–Dublin flight crashes in Wales due to vertical draft in the mountains of Snowdonia, killing twenty passengers and the three crew. It is the airline's first fatal crash in its fifteen-year history.[1][2]
  • 30 April – the Adoption Bill makes provision for the adoption of orphans and children aged between six months and seven years born outside wedlock.
  • 11 May – in Washington, the House Foreign affairs Committee explains that Ireland's exclusion from Marshall Aid is due to its wartime neutrality.
  • 30 May – the Minister for Education, Seán Moylan, announces longer summer holidays for national school children.
  • 24 November – the Minister for Defence, Oscar Traynor, presents framed copies of the Proclamation to three printers who had been involved in the production of the original work.
  • 29 December – Éamon de Valera arrives back in Dublin after spending four months at an eye clinic in Utrecht in the Netherlands.

Arts and literature



League of Ireland
Winners: St Patrick's Athletic
Winners: Dundalk 1–1, 3–0 Cork Athletic.





  1. ^ Yates, A. H. (2 January 1953). "Airflow over Mountains". Flight. 63 (2293): 2–3. Retrieved 2012-04-23.
  2. ^ White, Kevin (26 January 2012). "60th anniversary of Aer Lingus disaster". Caernarfon and Denbigh Herald. Retrieved 2012-04-23.
  3. ^ Ó Muirí, Pól (14 January 2012). "Art in the form of Artefact". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2012-10-11.
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