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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25 September 2014: Catriona Pennell lecture on ‘Ireland’s entry into war, 1914: Acceptance or refusal?’, Ulster Museum, Belfast

On 25 September 2014 Catriona Pennell (Exeter) will give a lecture in the Ulster Museum, Belfast, as part of the joint lecture series being organised […]

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18 September 2014: Pauric Travers lecture on ‘Ireland’s Home Rule Bill and John Redmond, MP’, Wexford Library

To mark the centenary of the final passage and suspension of the Government of Ireland 1914—the ‘Home Rule Bill—on Thursday 18 September 2014 at 7.00pm […]


18 September 2014: Opening of Wicklow World War One memorial, Woodenbridge, Co. Wicklow

At 5.00pm on Thursday 18 September a memorial will be unveiled at Woodenbridge, Co. Wicklow to commemorate natives and residents of Co. Wicklow who died directly […]

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4 September 2014: Launch of ‘Centenary Mayo’ website, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

On Thursday 4 September Heather Humphreys, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, will launch the website ‘Centenary Mayo’ (www.centenarymayo.ie) in Mayo County Library, Castlebar, […]

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