The First Dail, 1919. Rare Colour Version.
This photo was taken on the 21st of January, 1919 in Dublin’s Mansion House. It celebrates the first meeting and creation of Dáil Eireann (‘Assembly of Ireland’ in English).
This is where the members refused to recognise the British Parliament.
By September 1919 these meetings were banned by the British Government and Dáil meetings were held underground.
Pictured here are notables such as Arthur Griffith,
Eoin MacNeill & Kevin O’Higgins.
There is something interesting to note here too.
Michael Collins, second on the left on the first row, observe his body language.
Crossed arms, crossed legs and head titled to the side.
He did not want to be in this picture to be taken, fearing that the picture would fall into the British hands as he was a Wanted Man.
The picture did in fact fall into British hands and the picture of Collins was used in a 1920 Irish Most Wanted print (also available in store).
A fantastic historic print. Beautiful framed.
Each of the antique prints in our archive have been digitally enhanced and are as perfect as possible taking into consideration the age of the original. We have also added a subtle 'aged look' to each print which adds an extra aura of authenticity and creates a stunning atmosphere when framed.
We are delighted to be able to present these fascinating rarities of old Ireland for you to own.
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Dimensions: 16” X 10” approx.
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