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

Presentation of ‘The Irish revolution: 1919–21, a global history’ to secondary schools by Minister Josepha Madigan

The Irish revolution: 1919–21, a global history Tommy Graham, Brian Hanley, Fearghal McGarry  and Enda Delaney (editors) The Irish revolution: 1919–21, a global history is the third in the History Ireland Centenary Series tracking the decade of commemorations and features…

Limerick Soviet 100: A Festival of Art and Activism

ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS A SOVIET IN LIMERICK… In April 1919 a general strike shook Limerick to its core. For two weeks workers took over the city, controlling food production and prices, and creating their own police force…

1 April 2019: Publication of History Ireland supplement on ‘The Irish revolution, 1919-21: A global history’.

On Monday 1 April 2019 the third in a series of special supplements to History Ireland’s special commemorative series on the Irish revolution will be published. The Irish revolution, 1919-21: A global history, is edited by Tommy Graham, Brian Hanley and…