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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

Kilkenny 1919-23 Autumn Lecture Series

For access to the full programme click on the link *here*

Grangegorman Military Cemetery Exhibition in The Phoenix Park Visitor Centre

Grangegorman Military Cemetery is situated on Blackhorse Avenue outside the Phoenix Park. It is the largest Military Cemetery in Ireland.  It was first opened in 1876 and contains over eleven hundred burials. This exhibition tells the story of some of…

RDS Library Speaker Series. John Bowman Curates. History: why it matters.

Wednesday 9th October RDS @ 6.30pm. Free event, booking required *here*