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Ireland at the 1956 Summer Olympics


Ireland at the 1956 Summer Olympics

Ireland at the Olympic Games

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IOC code  IRL
NOC Olympic Council of Ireland
At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne/Stockholm
Rank: 21
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games
Other related appearances
Great Britain (1896–1920)

Ireland competed at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia and Stockholm, Sweden (equestrian events.


  • Medalists 1
    • Gold 1.1
    • Silver 1.2
    • Bronze 1.3
  • Results by event 2
    • Athletics 2.1


Ireland finished in 21st position in the final medal rankings, with one gold medal and five medals overall. It was the first time Ireland would win medals at two different sports, and the five won is still a record total for an Irish team at the Olympic Games. This record was matched at the 2012 London Olympics.




Results by event


Men's 110m Hurdles

  • Heat — 14.6s (→ did not advance)
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