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

Independence Day?

What date marks Ireland’s independence? Ronan McCreevy remarked in his recent Irish Times article that it ‘is a peculiarity of Irish life that an independence sought for so long and at such cost is not celebrated.’ A History Ireland article…

Ireland, the Revolution and the First World War.

Ireland, the Revolution and the First World War. Continuities, Ruptures and Legacies (1913-1919)   INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IRISH CULTURAL CENTRE Paris, 27 June 2019     THURSDAY 27 JUNE 09:00. Registration/coffee 09:30. Opening talk: Her Excellence Patricia O’Brien, Ambassador for Ireland…

Mondays at the Mess

Mondays at the Mess Monday 1st July 2019 at 11am The Workhouse of the South Dublin Union Lecturer: Davis Coakley Held in Richmond Barracks, Dublin 8 (http://www.richmondbarracks.ie/find-us/) The lecture will discuss the formation of the workhouse system in Ireland with particular reference…