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

UCD online exhibition: ‘"The finest men alive": Documents of imprisonment & protest, 1916-17’

UCD Archives have launched a new online exhibition on the experience of republican prisoners after the Easter Rising. The exhibition, entitled, ‘”The finest men alive”: Documents of imprisonment & protest, 1916-17’, was launched in Richmond Barracks on 29 June 2017…

Galway Centenary Conversations: War & Revolution Roadshow, Co. Galway, June-July 2017

This summer will see a series of free public history events around the County organised by NUI Galway, GMIT, local history societies and Galway County Council as part of its Decade of Commemoration strategy (2013-23). Galway Centenary Conversations: War & Revolution…

1 June 2017: opening of new exhibition in National Museum of Ireland: ‘War in the mud: The Irish soldier in Belgium in the summer of 1917’.

On Thursday 1 June 2017 the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and Historyopened a new Battle of Messines exhibition in its Decade of Centenaries gallery. The exhibition, entitled ‘War in the mud: the Irish soldier in Flanders, 1917’,…