Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh

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As Gaeilge Version

These pages commemorate Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh 1911 – 1978
On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of his death on the 21st March 1978 | May God rest his Soul

Some facts of his life

  • 1976 President of Ireland, November 1974 until his resignation on the 22nd October
  • 1973 - 1974Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Communities
  • 1961 to 1972Chief Justice
  • 1953 to 1961Member of the Supreme Court
  • 1946 tp 1948 | 1951 to 1953Attorney General
  • 1945Called to the Inner bar
  • 1934Called to the bar
  • Married Máirín Nic Dhiarmada in 1934 (she died 25th January 1994)
  • 1931 to 1940Irish Editor, Irish Press
  • 1931B.A. in Celtic Studies (UCD)
  • 1930Auditor of the Literary and Historical Society UCD
  • 1929 (?)Founded An Cumann Gaelach UCD
  • 1962 - 1975Vice Chairman Council of the Dublin Theatre Festival
  • 1911Born in Bray, Co. Wicklow, 12th February



Cearbhall (on the right) with brother, Aonghus, and sisters, Úna (in front) and Nuala, about 1920


Muintear Almhain at Arás an Uachtaráin, May 1975, From the left, Oisín, Aonghus, An tUachtarán, Brighid, Cormac, Liam and Aoife, Our thanks to Coirnéal Ruadhraí Mac Ionnraic, Aide-de-Camp an Uachtaráin, who took the photo


Cearbhall after his resignation from the Presidency, 22 October 1977


‘Coonanna’ Caherciveen Co. Kerryis a historic building as it was originally built in 1887 as a schoolhouse. It later was renovated to become the home of Cearbhall Ó Dalaigh after he retired in 1977. He and Máirín resided there until their home in Tahilla Sneem was ready a short while before his death there in March 1978

I gcuimhne Chearbhall Uí Dhálaigh a fuair bás 21 Márta 1978

In commemoration of Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh 1911 - 1978 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his death on the 21st March 1978 May God rest his Soul, Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

This site is being developed by his nephew Liam Ó hAlmhain as a contribution to his memory, and to draw attention to other events to commemorate Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh and his wife Máirín (who died 25th January 1994).


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