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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.

 

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15-16 May 2015: Second Knocklong commemorative seminar, Knocklong, Co. Limerick

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 […]


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6 May 2015: ‘The Lusitania and the war at sea’, University College Cork

To mark the centenary of the sinking of the Lusitania on 7 May 2015, on 6 May 2015 University College Cork is hosting a conference […]


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5 May 2015: Ecumenical service of remembrance for children killed in the Easter Rising, Dublin

At 11am on Tuesday 5 May 2015 St Patrick’s Church, Ringsend, Dublin 4, will host an ecumenical service of remembrance and reclamation for approximately 40 […]


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1-3 May 2015: Re-enactment of Lusitania RNLI rescue, Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork

On 1-3 May 2015 Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork, will host a number of events and re-enactments to remember those killed in the sinking of the RMS […]


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