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    100th Anniversary of the 1st Dail 21 Jan 2019

    Come and visit the Mansion House to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the first public sitting of Dáil Éireann. We will be open Friday 18th January 10am to 8.30pm and Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th January 10am to 5pm. Walk through the historic public rooms and view an exhibition & memorabilia and talk to a Dublin City Public Libraries Historian in residence. You can look into the @Round Room at the Mansion House on Friday and Saturday and see the room where the first sitting of Dáil Éireann happened. (Due to preparations for the State Event on 21st January, access to the Round Room may not be possible on Sunday). On Saturday 19th we also have the beautiful Lord Mayor's Coach dating back to 1791 on the forecourt of the House until 4pm.
    Admission is free and no booking is required. Access is on a first come first served basis. We look forward to welcoming you to the first home of Ireland's parliament.



    If anyone has any details of the State Event please post them here.
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    Isnt there an alternative First Dail that some other crowd celebrate? Some Fenians or IRB faithful that ceremonially regard the "Official" First Dail as a sham and they meet and march about and sing old songs and and all that?"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
    Isnt there an alternative First Dail that some other crowd celebrate? Some Fenians or IRB faithful that ceremonially regard the "Official" First Dail as a sham and they meet and march about and sing old songs and and all that?"!
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    The Provisional Government of 1916 is often considered the first true dail (by people who know nothing about politics). Unfortunately because they were all executed in the wake of the rising, nobody can say for sure who did what in this provisional government.
    The third dail is also not recognised by some of the barstoolers, as it did not include anyone from the six counties of northern Ireland, and the anti treaty members refused to take their seats, (thus starting the civil war).
    Ironically the British government also did not recognise the third dail at first, as it had set up an alternative government of Southern Ireland which sat at the Royal college of Science for Ireland (now Government buildings on Merrion St). However only 4 (Unionist)MPs turned up. Everyone else set up the Provisional Government of the Irish Free state (1922) at the Mansion House.
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    Did those 4 Unionists subsequently take up their seats in the Dail?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamingo View Post
    Did those 4 Unionists subsequently take up their seats in the Dail?
    There were 4 Independent Unionists elected to the 2nd Dáil (1921-1922) representing UCD! Although they did not take their seats at that time they were again elected to the 3rd Dáil for UCD officially as Independents and took their seats. Three of the four went on to sit in many other Dáils with the fourth joining the Supreme Court.

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