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