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 November 2014: History Ireland ‘Hedge School': ‘Dublin at war, 1914-18′, National Library of Ireland

On Tuesday 25 November at 7pm a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate will take place in the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2, on the […]


19 November 2014: Church of Ireland symposium on ‘The ethics of war’, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin

To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, the Church of Ireland’s Historical Centenaries Working Group, has organised an open event […]

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9 November 2014: History Ireland ‘Hedge School': ‘The northwest at war, 1914-18′, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

On Sunday 9 November at 2.30pm a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate will take place in the Abbey Arts Centre, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, on the topic of […]


1 November 2014: ‘We serve neither king nor kaiser': 2014 Irish Labour History Society Conference, Beggars Bush Barracks, Dublin 4

On Saturday 1 November the 2014 annual conference of the Irish Labour History Society will take place in the ILHS premises in Beggars Bush, Dublin 4. The […]

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