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Dáil Day One

This short animated film tells the story of the circumstances that drove the members of the first Dáil to set up an independent parliament on 21 January 1919. Dáil Day One is a new film commissioned by Oireachtas TV as part of the Dáil100 celebrations.

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Leinster House

Take a five-minute video tour of Leinster House.

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Dáil Éireann

Take a three-minute tour of Dáil Éireann.

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Seanad Éireann

Take a three-minute tour of Seanad Éireann.

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History of the Dáil


The first public sitting of the Dáil was held in the Mansion House, Dublin, on 21 January 1919. To learn all about the origins of the Irish Parliament and get lesson plans, primary sources and printables, visit the education section of the dedicated Dáil100 website.

Recent educational publications

Tue, 8 Oct 2019

Dáil Day One, lesson plan
Junior cycle history - lesson plan to be used with the short film Dáil Day One

Thu, 13 Dec 2018

Suffrage and Citizenship, lesson plan
Senior cycle politics and society - lesson plan on the struggle for women’s suffrage in Ireland [Vótáil100]

Thu, 13 Dec 2018

Women's suffrage, lesson plan
Junior cycle history - lesson plan on six leading activists in the struggle for women’s suffrage in Ireland [Vótáil100]

Other resources

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Contact details

Houses of the Oireachtas
Leinster House
Kildare St
Dublin 2
D02 XR20

Parliamentary education officer

Conor Reale

(01) 6184056