1947 in Ireland
- 19 January to 15 March – An arctic cold snap with five major blizzards were causing many deaths.
- 30 January - The internationally known labour leader Jim Larkin dies in Dublin aged 72.
- 18 May - The 21st anniversary of the founding of Fianna Fáil is celebrated in the Capitol Theatre, Dublin.
- 7 July - Aer Lingus begins a new direct service between Dublin and Amsterdam.
- 31 July - The Soviet Union blocks Ireland's entry into the United Nations.
- 11 August - The Enterprise Express service commences from Belfast to Dublin.
- 14 September - The All-Ireland Football Final is played in the Polo Grounds in New York. Cavan are victorious over Kerry.
- 3 November - A 60-day transport strike ends in Dublin. Trams and buses return to normal service.
Arts and literature
- Winners: Shelbourne
- Cavan win historic All Ireland final in Polo Grounds, New York.
January to June
- 18 January - John O'Conor, pianist.
- 26 January - Red Morris, 4th Baron Killanin, film producer.
- 1 March - Brian Fitzgerald, former Labour Party TD.
- 1 March - Liz McManus, Labour Party Teachta Dála for Wicklow.
- 30 March - Kevin Myers, journalist.
- 16 April - Eamonn Rogers, soccer player.
- 17 April - Linda Martin, singer.
- 24 April - Johnny McEvoy, singer.
- 27 April - Patrick Lynch, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Southwark.
- 18 May - John Bruton, former Taoiseach, European Union Ambassador to the United States.
- 22 May - Seán Ó Neachtain, former Member of the European Parliament representing North–West.
- 30 March - Dick Roche, university lecturer, Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Wicklow, Cabinet Minister.
July to September
- 30 July - Pete Mahon, soccer manager.
- 31 July - Olivia Mitchell, Fine Gael Teachta Dála representing Dublin South (1997 - ).
- July - Joe O'Toole, former President of the Irish Trade Union Congress, Senator.
- 21 August - Philip Lawrence, London-based headmaster stabbed to death outside the gates of his school when he went to help a pupil being attacked by a gang (died 1995).
- 25 August - Anne Harris (Irish journalist), journalist.
- 10 August - Dónal Lunny, musician.
- August - Tommy Broughan, Labour Party TD for Dublin North–East.
- August - Sally Oldfield, singer.
- August - G. V. Wright, former Fianna Fáil TD and Seanad Éireann member.
- 2 September - Kevin Farrell, Bishop of Dallas, Texas.
- 7 September - Roger Bolton, trade unionist in UK (died 2006).
October to December
- 9 October - Frank Dunlop, public relations consultant, planning advisor, Fianna Fáil Government Press Secretary (1977–1982).
- 26 October - Trevor Joyce, poet.
- 9 November - Pat Carey, Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin North–West and Minister of State.
- 25 November - Seán Ardagh - Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála for Dublin South–Central.
- 25 November - Steve Heighway, soccer player.
- 1 December - Jimmy Dunne, soccer player.
- 4 December - Moosajee Bhamjee, physician, Ireland's first Muslim Teachta Dála (1992–1997), 27th Dáil.
- 4 December - Terry Woods, folk musician.
- 5 December - Tony Gregory, independent politician and TD for Dublin Central.
- 5 December - Seán Quinn, businessman.
Full date unknown
- Vincent Brown, sculptor.
- Frank Cummins, former Kilkenny hurler.
- Éamonn Grimes, former Limerick hurler.
- Dermot Healy, novelist and poet.
- Pat Hegarty, former Cork hurler.
- John Holloway, sociologist and philosopher.
- Jonathan Kelly, singer songwriter.
- Damien Martin, Offaly hurler.
- Dermot Somers, mountaineer, explorer, writer and broadcaster.
- Kate Walsh, Progressive Democrats Senator (died 2007).
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- 2 January - Tom Ross, cricketer (born 1872).
- 4 January - Derrick Hall, cricketer (born 1892)
- 4 January - Forrest Reid, novelist and literary critic (born 1875)
- 21 January - Charles A. Callis, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (born 1865).
- 30 January - James Larkin, trade union leader, socialist and Labour Party TD (born 1876).
- 9 April - Desmond FitzGerald, Sinn Féin MP, TD, Cabinet Minister and Seanad Éireann member (born 1888).
- 3 March - Michael Egan, trade unionist, city councillor, and Cumann na nGaedheal TD (born 1866).
- 16 May - Augusta Crichton-Stuart, Marchioness of Bute (born 1880).
- 18 June - John Henry Patterson, soldier, hunter and writer (born 1867).
- 4 September - P. J. Moloney, chemist, member of 1st Dáil representing Tipperary South.