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

‘A name unmade: Francis Ledwidge’, Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co Meath, April-June 2017

On Thursday 27 April Solstice Arts Centre, Navan Co. Meath, hosted the opening of A Name Unmade: Francis Ledwidge (1887-1917), an exhibition of new and recent work by contemporary visual artists presented in response to the life and work of Ledwidge…

Launch of Francis Ledwidge Centenary Programme, 23 March 2017

The centenary of the death of the Meath poet Francis Ledwidge will be commemorated during 2017 through a programme of events organised by Meath County Council Cultural Services and by the Ledwidge Museum Committee. The programme was launched in the…

‘Assembly memorial chairs’ First World War exhibition, Dublin (various locations), March-May 2017

Assembly memorial chairs is a five year touring installation commemorating casualties of the First World War and is curated by artist Val Carmen with the support of the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres. The installation consists of five chairs…