In 1914 Ireland was on the path to Home Rule. But just four years later, a previously minor political party called Sinn Féin won a landslide victory and established the First Dáil. How did it happen?
This archive footage shows Count George Plunkett, Eamon De Valera, Arthur Griffith and others arriving at a session of the First Dáil.
Listen to the witnesses of the First Dáil in a a fascinating collection of archive interviews
The History Show heads to the Mansion House and beyond to explore the story and significance of the First Dáil
The War of Independence project is a partnership between RTÉ History, the Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and The Atlas of the Irish Revolution