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Welcome to the Decade of Centenaries Website

This website is dedicated to the programme of commemorations relating to the significant events in Irish history that took place between 1912 and 1922. Use the links to navigate to areas of the website that provide details of the events that shaped Ireland in the early twentieth century, and to find out about the commemorative events taking place. You can also view information about the various organisations involved in the commemorative events. Links to external websites and online resources do not imply endorsement of content.

What is the Decade of Centenaries?

The period from 1912 to 1922 was one of the most eventful in Ireland’s history. From the campaign for Home Rule, through World War One and the Easter Rising of 1916 to the foundation of the Free State, this was a decade of great change. Campaigns for social reforms — highlighted by the suffrage movement and the 1913 Lockout, for example — also went hand in hand with political events. The Decade of Centenaries programme aims to commemorate each step that Ireland took between 1912 and 1922 in a tolerant, inclusive and respectful way.

 

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Third Home Rule Bill passed in House of Commons by 352 to 243

Location Dublin Date Friday, 7 July 1913 Redmond pleads with Nationalist MPs to attend House of Commons Fears are voiced about the Government’s House of […]


Member’s of James Larkin’s Irish Transport and General Workers Union (ITGWU) begin tram strike in Dublin.

Date Monday, 26 August 1913 Dublin ‘Lockout’ begins: The Great Lockout of 1913 by Joseph E.A. Connell Jr James Larkin arrived in Ireland in 1907 […]


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Centenaries on the Web

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IMMA – Irish Museum of Modern Art

The Irish Museum of Modern Art is housed in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the finest 17th-century building in Ireland. The Royal Hospital was founded in […]


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Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol opened in 1796 as the new County Gaol for Dublin. It closed its doors in 1924. Today the building symbolises the tradition of […]


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National Museum of Ireland – Collins Barracks

In December 1988, the decision was taken at government level to close Collins Barracks as a military installation, and following consultation with a number of […]


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