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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 Government of Ireland’s Decade of Centenaries programme aims to commemorate in an inclusive and respectful way each step that Ireland took between 1912 and 1922. Visit the Decade of Centenaries website for more information.