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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.

Events around Ireland

Commemorating the Centenary of the Connaught Rangers Mutiny in India 28th June 1920

You are cordially invited to the Commemoration of the Centenary of the Connaught Rangers Mutiny in India 28th June 1920.   An official launch for this memorial project will take place in Tubbercurry Community Library on Saturday 9th of November…

Loughrea Memorial Group Conference ‘Democracy and the People’

Loughrea Memorial Group Conference ‘Democracy and the People’ Full details and registration *here* Date: Thursday 7th November 2019 Time: 9.30am – 5pm Venue: Loughrea Hotel and Spa, Loughrea, Co Galway EVENT COST: €10 INCLUDES TEA/COFFEE & LUNCH 9.30 am – 10.00am       Registration &…

History Ireland: November/December edition out now

The new issue of ‘History Ireland’ is in the shops. As usual it covers a broad range of historical topics, this month they include: Donal Fallon: New radical voices in the Irish Newspaper Archives  Fiona Fitzsimons: Ordnance Survey employment records…