The design depicts the first sitting of Dáil Éireann in the Round Room. The Governance of the Irish nation began on the 21st of January and the sitting was conducted entirely in the Irish language to mark the symbolic nature of the meeting. The large Round Room of the Mansion House arcs above the vast congregation of the nation’s first elected Dáil. The words “An Chéad Dáil”, at the centre of the design, together with the year “1919” at the top, are inscribed in a traditional uncial font. At the bottom are inscribed the name of the country and the year of issuance “ÉIRE 2019”.
Subject of commemoration
100 years since the establishment of the Dáil Éireann (Irish Parliament)
Date of issue