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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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Register your interest in attending an event to mark the centenary of the Battle of Mametz Wood

A number of events to commemorate the involvement of the 38th (Welsh) Division in the Battle of Mametz Wood 100 years ago will take place […]


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The First World War Centenary Partnership Marks The Centenary of the Easter Rising

Throughout 2016, the First World War Centenary Partnership is presenting a rich and varied programme of events and activity across Ireland and the UK to […]


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IWM launches free online learning resource to coincide with the centenary of The Battle of the Somme

To coincide with the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, the IWM has produced a new free online learning resource for schools to explore […]


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