Irish Historical Events – April

  • 10th April 1998 : The Good Friday agreement was signed By the British and Irish Goverments.
  • 11th April 1971 : The G.A.A. removed the ban on members playing or attending foreign games.
  • 17th April 1969 : Bernadette Devlin elected as M.P.
  • 18th April 1956 : Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco.
  • 19th April 1980 : Johnny Logan wins the Eurovision song contest with “What another Year”.
  • 20th April 1954 : Michael Manning was executed for the murder of Katie Cooper. He was the last person to be judicially executed in Ireland.
  • 28th April 1985 : Dennis Taylor wins the World Snooker Championship.
  • 30th April 1994 : Charlie Mc Gettigan and Paul Harrington win the Eurovision for Ireland for the third time running with “ Rock and Roll kids”.

More next month………