The first meeting of the first Dáil remembered through the eyes of a ten year old boy Seán Óg Ó Ceallaigh.
The first Dáil took place on 21 January 1919. Seán Ó Ceallaigh (1972-1957), also known as Sceilg, was one of Cathal Brugha's closest associates and was deeply involved in the events of the day. Seán Ó Ceallaigh was also one of the few deputies who was not in prison and was therefore available to attend the meeting of the first Dáil.
As a young boy of just ten years of age, Seán Óg Ó Ceallaigh had the privilege of joining his father and mother in the Mansion House as the Dáil met.
He recalls Cathal Brugha on a raised dais on the floor of the Mansion House Round Room, surrounded by three of four secretaries. He also remembers Fr Michael O Flanagan being asked by Cathal Brugha to pray for the new Irish nation of Ireland.
'The First Dáil' was broadcast on 18 January 1969. The presenter is Seán Mac Réamoinn.