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 31 July 2015 a debate on ‘The Irish Citizen Army and the Easter Rising’ will take place Firkin Crane Theatre in Shandon, Cork City, […]
The National Day of Commemoration commemorates all Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations. It occurs on […]
On Monday 29 June Mercier Press and Glasnevin Trust will launch Shane Kenna’s book Conspirators: a photographic history of Ireland’s revolutionary underground. The book is a photo-history […]
On Saturday 27 June Trinity College Dublin will host the latest in a series of conferences being organised by Universities Ireland (UI) to mark the […]