Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh

Politician, judge and barrister

Born on 12 February, 1911, he was a barrister by profession. He was Attorney General of Ireland from 1946 – 48 and from 1951 – 53. In 1953 he was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court.

He served as Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court from 1961 – 73 before being appointed a Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Communities in 1973.

He became President of Ireland on 19 December, 1974 and resigned from office on 22 October 1976.

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).