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 Tuesday 1 December the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin, 2, will host a History Ireland ‘Hedge School’ debate on the topic of ‘Popular culture […]
On Thursday 26 November the Cork launch of the Letters of 1916 project will take place in University College Cork. The project was originally set […]
On Sunday 22 November 2015 a cross community event took place in Finglas village, Dublin 11, to commemorate Brigadier Dick McKee (1893-1920). McKee was a native […]
On Friday 20 and Saturday 21 November Glasnevin Trust hosted two historical evaluation days related to the 1916 Rising, which provided members of the public […]