February 26 - The Irish Republican Army officially calls off its Border Campaign in Northern Ireland.
March 13 - Irish artists leave Dublin Airport for the Congo to entertain United Nations troops there.
March 17 - President Ã‰amon de Valera and Mrs. SinÃ©ad de Valera have a private audience with Pope John XXIII in Rome.
April 5 - A final train is run on the west Cork railway.
May 8 - Irish troops leave for a peace-keeping mission in the Congo.
July 6 - Gay Byrne presents the very first edition of the Late Late Show.
July 13 - Secretary General of the United Nations U Thant arrives in Dublin. He pays tribute to Irish soldiers who fought in the Congo.
August 21 - Former United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower arrives in Belfast on a four-day visit to Ireland.
November 13 - Aer Lingus air hostesses receive new uniforms. The colours are fern-green and St. Patrick's blue.