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.
Location Dublin Date Friday, 7 July 1913 Redmond pleads with Nationalist MPs to attend House of Commons Fears are voiced about the Government’s House of […]
Date Monday, 15 July 1913
Date Monday, 26 August 1913 Dublin ‘Lockout’ begins: The Great Lockout of 1913 by Joseph E.A. Connell Jr James Larkin arrived in Ireland in 1907 […]
Centenaries on the Web
‘Reflections of Newcastle 1914-18′ launches at the Literary and Philosophical Society on 1 and 2 July. A collaboration between the Lit & Phil, Northumbria University, Newcastle College […]
IWM has produced a new short film to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme – one of the most devastating moments in […]
BBC local radio stations across England and the Channel Islands will launch the final collection of stories from the landmark project World War One at […]