Fate of the First Dail

With thanks to Irish Newspaper Archives©

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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