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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 1923. 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 1923 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 1923 in a tolerant, inclusive and respectful way.

Events around Ireland

Publication of latest Irish Times ‘Century’ supplement, ‘1918: Empires fall, nations rise’, 24 April 2018

On 24 April 2018 The Irish Times published the latest in its ongoing series of supplements on the Decade of Centenaries, entitled 1918: Empires fall, nations rise.   Edited by Ruadhán Mac Cormaic and Ronan McGreevy, the supplement covers the critical…

Fifth release from Military Service (1916-23) Pensions Collection now available, May 2018

On 11 May 2018 the Military Archives released the fifth instalment in its ongoing release of files from the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection (MSPC). The MSPC collection gathers together over 250,000 records relating to applications for pensions, gratuities and allowances lodged by…

Irish Independence Film Collection launched online by IFI

The Irish Film Institute (IFI) have recently launched the Irish Independence Film Collection. Due to the emergence of cine-camera technology in the 1890s, the first three decades of the twentieth century (including the Irish revolutionary period from 1912 to 1923) were…