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Subject: January 21 1919 - Day one onwards - Photo thread. Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:43 am
This is a photo + short comment thread.
Day one. Harry, Mick and Dev having a fag break outside the Mansion House.
The first meeting of Dáil Éireann occurred on 21 January 1919 in the Round Room of the Mansion House: the residence of the Lord Mayor in Dublin. Being the first and highly symbolic meeting, the proceedings of the Dáil were conducted for the only time entirely in the Irish language, except for previously drafted declarations that were repeated in other languages as well. The Dáil elected Cathal Brugha as its Ceann Comhairle (chairman or speaker). A number of short documents were then adopted. These were the: