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

Watch the Abbey Theatre/Poetry Ireland/DFA production ‘Rising to Reconciliation’, 10 April 2016

On 10 April 2016, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, together with Poetry Ireland, presented a very special event in Dublin’s Abbey Theatre ‘Rising to Reconciliation; a journey in words, music and images’ to mark the 18th anniversary of…

Images of 1916 centenary parade, Dublin, Easter Sunday, 27 March 2016

DAHG photographer Patrick Hugh Lynch captured the official 1916 centenary parade on Easter Sunday, 27 March 2016, from vantage points on Dublin’s O’Connell Bridge and O’Connell St; view a selection of his images below:

Launch of Brazilian edition of ‘The Amazon journal of Roger Casement’, São Paulo

While in Irish terms Sir Roger Casement is primarily associated with the Easter Rising, the international significance of his career was highlighted in Brazil on 21 March 2016, with the launch of the Diário da Amazônia de Roger Casement, the…