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 UĂ DhĂˇlaigh a fuair bĂˇs 21 MĂˇrta 1978
In commemoration of Cearbhall Ă“ DĂˇlaigh 1911 - 1978 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his death on the 21st March 1978 May God rest his Soul, Ar dheis DĂ© go raibh a anam.
This site is being developed by his nephew Liam Ă“ hAlmhain as a contribution to his memory, and to draw attention to other events to commemorate Cearbhall Ă“ DĂˇlaigh and his wife MĂˇirĂn (who died 25th January 1994).