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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

Lecture Series by Joseph E. A. Connell on Michael Collins

Lecture Series by Joseph E. A. Connell MONDAY 14TH OCTOBER TALLAGHT LIBRARY 6.30PM TUESDAY 15TH OCTOBER CLONDALKIN LIBRARY 7PM WEDNESDAY 16TH OCTOBER LUCAN LIBRARY 7PM THURSDAY 17TH OCTOBER BRAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ROYAL HOTEL, BRAY 8PM If success can be defined…

The Birth of a Nation concert: Leinster House

CANCELLED: Leinster House is no longer participating in Open House this weekend.   The Birth of a Nation concert will be performed in Leinster House, Kildare St, on Sunday 13 October 2019, in two parts at 1.30 pm and 2.45…

History Roadshow 2020

History Roadshow 2020 1920: Year of Terror 2020 marks the tenth year of Pegasus Consulting’s History Roadshow. Fronted by Dr Myles Dungan, the presenter of RTE’s History Show, the hugely successful roadshow series has toured the country since 2010, with…