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.


Latest News

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28 October 2014: Robert Gerwarth lecture on art of World War One, Wexford library

On Tuesday 28 October Robert Gerwarth, director of the UCD School of War Studies, will present an illustrated talk entitled ‘In Flanders’ Fields: The Great […]


16 October 2014: Launch of online Monica Roberts Collection, Dublin City Library and Archive

The official launch of the online Monica Roberts Collection will take place on Tuesday 16 October at 6.00pm in the Conference Room, Dublin City Library […]


9 October 2014: Minister Humphreys to open online WW1 project at University of Limerick

On Thursday 9 October at 12pm Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, will officially launch a new online project on the […]


26 September—8 October 2014: Dublin Festival of History

The Dublin Festival of History runs from 26 September to 8 October 2014. The festival, which is managed by Dublin Public Libraries, was first hosted […]

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