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


4 August 2014: Lecture series and exhibition on First World War, Féile an Phobail, Belfast

For the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, an exhibition and a series of lectures have been organised as part of Féile […]


31 July 2014: Dedication of Cross of Sacrifice, Glasnevin Cemetery

On Thursday 31 July President Michael D. Higgins will lead a ceremony to dedicate the newly installed Cross of Sacrifice in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin 11. […]


27 July 2014: ASGARD commemoration at Howth

The official commemoration of the centenary anniversary of the landing of arms on 26 July 1914 by the yacht Asgard at Howth and the subsequent loss of […]


26—27 July 2014: Heritage weekend to mark centenary of Kilcoole gun-running, Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow

A heritage weekend will take place in Kilcoole, County Wicklow, on 26-27 July 2014, to mark the centenary of the Kilcoole gun-running. This event took […]

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