Fate of the First Dail

Thanks to Irish Newspaper Archives for use of material

50 of the 69 members of the First Dail were photographed on one or both of the above occasions; 9th April 1919 (top) and 21st January. Venue: The Mansion House in Dublin

1. Pierse McCAN [Tipperary E] Aged 36

2. Terence MacSWINEY [Cork Mid] Aged 40

3. Frank LAWLESS [Co. Dublin N] Aged 50

4. Joseph McGUINNESS [Longford Co.] Aged 48

5. Cathal BRUGHA [Waterford Co.] Aged 47

6. Harry BOLAND [Roscommon S] Aged 35

7. Arthur GRIFFITH [Cavan E, Tyrone NW] Aged 50 

8. Michael COLLINS [Cork S] Aged 31

9. Liam MELLOWS [Galway E, Meath N] Aged 30

10. Joseph McDONAGH [Tipperary N] Aged 39

11. Laurence GINNELL [(Westmeath] Aged 69

12. Sean ETCHINGHAM [Wicklow E] Aged 55

13. Kevin O’HIGGINS [Laoighis] Aged 35

14. Constance MARKIEVICZ [St. Patrick’s, Dublin] Aged 59

15. Sean HAYES [Cork W] Aged 43

16. William SEARS [Mayo S] Aged 60

17. Austin STACK [Kerry W] Aged 50

18. David KENT [Cork E] Aged 63

19. Phil SHANAHAN [Harbour. Dublin] Aged 54

20. Thomas HUNTER [Cork NE] Aged 48

21. John J. CLANCY [Sligo N] Aged 42

22. John CROWLEY [Mayo N] Aged 64

23. Sean O’MAHONY [Fermanagh S] Aged 70

24. Eamon DUGGAN [Meath S] Aged 62

25. Con COLLINS [Limerick W] Aged 55

26. Joseph MacBRIDE [Mayo W] Aged 77

27. Tom KELLY [Stephen’s Green, Dublin] Aged 73

28. Eoin MacNEILL [Derry City] Aged 78

29. Padraig O MAILLE [Connemara] Aged 68

30. James CROWLEY [Kerry N] Aged 66 

31. Desmond FITZGERALD [Pembroke, Dublin] Aged 58

32. Patrick J. MOLONEY [Tipperary S] Aged 79

33. James J. WALSH [Cork City] Aged 67

34. George N. PLUNKETT [Roscommon N] Aged 96

35. James O’MARA [Kilkenny S] Aged 75

36. Art O’CONNOR [Kildare S] Aged 62

37. Diarmuid LYNCH [Cork SE] Aged 72

38. George GAVAN DUFFY [Co. Dublin S] Aged 69

39. Frank FAHY  [Galway S] Aged 74

40. Roger SWEETMAN [Wexford N] Aged 79  

41. Michael P. COLIVET [Limerick City] Aged 70

42. James DOLAN [Leitrim] Aged 71

43. Michael STAINES [St. Michan’s, Dublin] Aged 70

44. J. J. O’KELLY [Co. Louth] Aged 85

45. Richard HAYES [Limerick E] Aged 80

46. Seamus LENNON [Carlow Co.] Aged 79

47. Liam de ROISTE [Cork City] Aged 77

48. Brian O’HIGGINS [Clare W] Aged 80

49. Patrick McCARTAN [Offaly] Aged 84

50. Domhnall ua BUACHALLA [Kildare N] Aged 97

51. Piarais BEASLAI [Kerry E] Aged 84

52. W. T. COSGRAVE [Kilkenny N] Aged 85

53. Joseph McGRATH [St. James’s, Dublin] Aged 71

54. Fionan LYNCH [Kerry S] Aged 77

55. Sean T. O’KELLY [College Green, Dublin] Aged 84

56. P. P. GALLIGAN [Cavan W] Aged 77

57. Seamus BOURKE [Tipperary Mid] Aged 74

58. Peter WARD [Donegal S] Aged 78

59. James RYAN [Wexford S] Aged 78

60. Richard MULCAHY [Clontarf, Dublin] Aged 85

61. Alasdair McCABE [Sligo S] Aged 86

62. Brian CUSACK [Galway N] Aged 91

63. Padraig O CAOIMH [Cork N] Aged 92

64. Ernest BLYTHE [Monaghan N] Aged 86

65. Robert BARTON [Wicklow W] Aged 94

66. Eamon de VALERA [Clare E, Mayo E] Aged 92

67. Joseph O’DOHERTY [Donegal N] Aged 88

68. Joseph SWEENEY [Donegal W] Aged 83

69. Sean MacENTEE [Monaghan S] Aged 94

26 of the above were buried in Glasnevin – 41 in Dublin (59%)
6 in Cork and Tipperary; 3 in Wicklow, 2 in Kildare, Wexford, Mayo and Donegal; and 1 each in Westmeath, Carlow, Kerry, Limerick and Tyrone.
36 cemeteries in total.

Oldest: Plunkett 67; Youngest: Sweeney 21
Longest-Lived: Ua Buachalla 97, Plunkett 96, MacEntee 94, Barton 94
Shortest-Lived: Mellows 30, Collins 31, O’Higgins 35, Boland 35

Median final age: 71

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