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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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26-28 June: Byrne-Perry Summer School: ‘Glorious forever? Regional perspectives on the 1916 Rising’, Gorey, Co. Wexford

From Friday 26 June to Sunday 28 June the twentieth Byrne-Perry Summer School will take place in Gorey, Co. Wexford, on the the theme ‘Glorious […]


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29 May 2015: Tour of ‘Recovered voices’ exhibition, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7

On Friday 29 May 2015 curator Lar Joye will conduct a tour of the exhibition Recovered voices: the stories of the Irish at war, 1914-15 […]


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18 May 2015: ‘The search for 16′, Donegal County Museum, Letterkenny

On Monday 18 May 2015 – International Museum Day 2015 –  Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, will host an event entitled ‘The search for […]


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15-16 May 2015: Second Knocklong commemorative seminar: ‘Ex-British soldiers and the War of Independence: a pan-Munster perspective’,, Knocklong, Co. Limerick

On Friday 15 and Saturday 16 May the second Knocklong Commemorative Seminar 2015 will take place at Knocklong Community Centre, Knocklong, Co. Limerick. The rescue […]


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