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

Roger Casement Summer School

Roger Casement Summer School is an annual three day event devoted to exploring the life and times of Roger Casement and takes place at the Lexicon in Dun Laoghaire. Friday 30th August – Sunday 1st September 2019. Tickets: €35 for…

The Daniel O’Connell 2019 Summer School

The Daniel O’Connell Summer School takes place in the Library, Cahersiveen on Friday 23rdAugust and in Derrynane House, Caherdaniel on Saturday 24th August 2019. The School highlights the legacy of Daniel O’Connell, nationally and internationally, explores issues of importance to O’Connell and which…


Call for papers ‘Labour, Class and Gender in the Struggle for Irish Independence, c.1918-24’ being co-organised by Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class (an interdisciplinary group in NUI Galway focusing on labour and class history with special…