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.
On 18 November 2015 the Royal Irish Academy will host a panel discussion to mark the launch of Lucy McDiarmaid’s At home in the revolution: what women did […]
On 1 July 2016 the official commemoration of the outbreak of the Batlle of the Somme will will be held at the Commonwealth War Graves […]
On Tuesday 20 October Prof. Roy Foster (Oxford) will give the 2015 Edmund Burke Lecture at Trinity College, Dublin, entitled “‘An inheritance from our forefathers?’ […]
On 13 October the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Heritage Centre will host a one-day symposium entitled ‘Irish medicine and World War One’. Speakers […]