The Gathering – The World Goes Green
2013 was the year of The Gathering in Ireland. A tourism led initiative to bring home Irish people abroad during 2013 for a series of local gatherings, events and festivals. As part of the campaign the world went green. On St Patrick’s Day world famous monuments and buildings went green.
Dublin Win the Football All Ireland
Dublin were crowned all Ireland champions for a second year in a row after defeating Mayo by just one point.
Clare are Crowned All Ireland Hurling Champions
Clare are All-Ireland senior hurling champions for the first time since 1997 after defeating Cork in a rematch at Croke Park.
I, as Taoiseach, on behalf of the State, the government and our citizens deeply regret and apologise unreservedly to all those women for the hurt that was done to them…
South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela dies aged 95
New world record set for longest Riverdance
Dancers set a world record for the largest performance of the Riverdance with over 1600 people from 44 different countries gathered in a line along the banks of the River Liffey in Dublin.
G8 Summit Held in Co. Fermanagh
The 39th G8 summit was held in June 2013 at the Lough Erne Resort on the shore of Lough Erne in County Fermanagh.
Over one million people tune in for the Season Finale of the Irish crime drama series Love/Hate in Ireland
The outgoing 74-year-old Ireland football manager who was in charge for five years and assistant Marco Tardelli both depart officially by “mutual consent”, Martin O’Neill becomes the New Republic of Ireland football manager with Roy Keane as his assistant manager.
Seamus Heaney Dies Aged 74
Nobel Prize winner and world renowned Irish poet Seamus Heaney dies at the age of 74.
Prince George of Cambridge is Born
Prince George of Cambridge is born in July. After his grandfather and father, he is third in line to succeed his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.
Forbes magazine Name Ireland as the Best Country in the World for Business.
The magazine placed Ireland first in its ranking of 145 nations for the first time since the annual list began being compiled in 2006.
Pope Francis Elected
Pope Benedict XVI steps down from his position as the head of the Roman Catholic Church, becoming the first Pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. Argentina’s Bergoglio us elected as Pope Francis.