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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

‘Labour, Gender, and Class in the Struggle for Irish Independence, c. 1918-24′

A major conference, ‘Labour, Gender, and Class in the Struggle for Irish Independence, c. 1918-24′, has been organised by The Irish Centre for the Histories of Labour and Class in NUI Galway, in conjunction with the Irish Congress of Trade…

Conference: After The War: Peace, Conflict and Trauma.

This conference explores the physical and psychological effects of war and conflict, at home and abroad, on the Irish population in 1919. Saturday, 9th November, 9.30am  – 5pm in the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History, Benburb…

 A Historic Team for a Historic Time

A community event grant funded under the Carlow County Council Decade of Centenaries programme is taking place TOMORROW Saturday 19th October in Ballykealy House Hotel at 8pm. The title of the event is A Historic Team for a Historic Time and the…