2001 in Ireland

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See also: 2001 in Northern Ireland
Other events of 2001
List of years in Ireland

Events from the year 2001 in Ireland.



Arts and literature[edit]



Show jumping
Kevin Babington, Peter Charles, Jessica Kurten and Dermott Lennon win the senior European Show Jumping Championships Team Gold medals.




January to June[edit]

5 January – G. E. M. Anscombe, analytic philosopher (born 1919).
21 February – Desmond Leslie, pilot, filmmaker and writer (born 1921).
8 March – Ninette de Valois, founder of the Royal Ballet (born 1898).
1 June – Peter Corr, international soccer player and father of The Corrs members (born 1923).
27 June – Michael Moynihan, Labour Party Senator and TD (born 1917).

July to December[edit]

4 July – Anne Yeats, painter and stage designer (born 1919).
1 August – Joe Lynch, actor (born 1925).
27 August – John Joe 'Purty' Landers, Kerry Gaelic footballer (born 1907).
31 August – Donal O'Sullivan, Cork Gaelic footballer (born 1930).
23 September – Kevin Boland, Fianna Fáil TD, served as Minister for Defence, Minister for Social Welfare and Minister for Local Government (born 1917).
24 October – Eamon Kelly, actor (born 1914).
4 November – Denis Gallagher, Fianna Fáil TD and Cabinet Minister (born 1922).
10 December – Freddie Anderson, playwright and socialist (born 1922).
12 December – Michael Torrens-Spence, held commissions in the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Air Force, the British Army, Ulster Special Constabulary and Ulster Defence Regiment (born 1914).
14 December – Eoin Ryan, Fianna Fáil Seanad Éireann member (born 1920).
23 December – Mark Clinton, Fine Gael TD, former Minister for Agriculture and MEP (born 1915).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Donnellan, Eithne (2001-09-10). "Museum of Country Life opened in Castlebar". The Irish Times. 
  2. ^ "Address by President Mary McAleese on the National Day of Mourning". Irish Tribute. IrishAbroad. 2001. Retrieved 2013-05-20. 

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