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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.

Latest Blogs

Commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War, November 2018

11 November 2018 marks the centenary of the armistice that finally brought the First World War to an end. Since 2014 the war has loomed large in the commemorative centenary…

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‘Markievicz: Portraits and propaganda’, National Gallery of Ireland, 27 October 2018-10 February 2019

On 27 October 2018 the National Gallery of Ireland opened a new exhibition on the life of Constance Markievicz, née Gore-Booth (1868-1927), entitled Markievicz: Portraits and propaganda. Markiewicz was a leading figure…

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4-10 November 2018: National Library of Ireland programme for centenary of 1918 Armistice, National Library of Ireland, Dublin 2

From Sunday 4 November to Saturday 10 November 2018 the National Library of Ireland will be presenting diverse programme of talks, tours, lectures and more to mark the centenary of…

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