It is seen as a key moment in modern Irish history as the Sinn Féin party replaced the old Irish Parliamentary Party as the leading force in Irish politics.
In-depth examination of the 1918 election that focuses on the result in what became Northern Ireland. Scroll down the page for the results in each of the constituencies in Ireland.View full description
Podcast from Professor Michael Laffan at UCD on the watershed election of 1918. The podcast is one of a series on the revolutionary period of Irish History.View full description
Strand: Later Modern Ireland
Strand unit: 3 Sovereignty 1912-1949
Suggestions for use: Could be played over a period of two classes. While it is aimed at 3rd level History students - some higher level students will find useful. Alternatively - listen yourself for pointers in class. Very engaging.
Detail on the role of Cumann na mBan in the events of 1918 - the resistance to conscription and the election.View full description
Selection of short interviews from radio and television with key figures discussing the 1918 election and the first Dail.View full description
Teacher prepared handout with key points around the rise of the political party in the first two decades of the 20th century. Covers the founding of the party, the Easter Rising, the Irish Convention, the Conscription Crisis, the 1918 ElectionView full description
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