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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 1923. 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 1923 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 1923 in a tolerant, inclusive and respectful way.

Events around Ireland

Beyond 2022: Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD announced €2.5 million in Government funding today for a flagship research project led by Trinity College Dublin which will digitally recreate seven centuries of historical records of the Public Record Office of Ireland destroyed by…

‘From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence’

From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence is a new National Library of Ireland exhibition at the Library’s photographic archive in Temple Bar. It draws on the NLI’s rich and varied holdings of photographs and newspaper cuttings,…

Alice Stopford Green: unveiling of a new plaque

The unveiling ceremony for the memorial plaque to Alice Stopford Green (1847-1929), which has been commissioned by the Meath Archaeological and Historical  Society, will take place in Kells on Saturday, 7 December, at 11.30 am. Alice Stopford Green was a…