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.

Latest Blogs

‘El señor Ministro’: Laurence Ginnell and the Dáil mission in Argentina, 1921-22 Dr Paul Hughes

Edenderry Historical Society: Paul Hughes, ‘El señor Ministro’: Laurence Ginnell and the Dáil mission in Argentina, 1921-22 Dr Paul Hughes is a Mullingar-based journalist and historian who was awarded a PhD in History from Queen’s University, Belfast in 2018, for…

The War of Independence Lecture Series

Dublin City’s Historians in Residence are delivering a set of two part lecture series on the War of Independence.   These will take place across a number of libraries and will be unique to each branch as the Historians In…

Warrior Queens

Historians Liz Gillis and James Curry will be speaking about the four women (Helena Moloney, Brigid Davis, Rosie Hackett and Jennie Shanahan) who hung a banner on Liberty Hall to commemorate the one year anniversary of James Connolly’s execution.  …