The Decade of Centenaries is a commemorative programme covering the tumultuous years leading from the Third Home Rule Bill in 1912 to the formation of an independent Irish State in 1922, the end of the Civil War and the separation of Northern Ireland.
History Week 2020 – Online Series
- Dr Joe Power.Aspects of the War of Independence in Clare
- Pat Shannon. Peadar Clancy – Rebel and Leader
- Joe Ó Muircheartaigh. Tom Markham and the War of Independence
- Rita McCarthy. The News from Clare 1920 Podcast
- John Rattigan. Artefacts of the War of Independence: Ingenuity
- John Rattigan.Artefacts of the War of Independence: Proclamation
- John Rattigan. Artefacts of the War of Independence: Doyle
- Mike Hanrahan. Clare: Songs of Independence: The Time has Come
- Mike Hanrahan. Clare: Songs of Independence: Burning
- Dermott Petty. Reading from play ‘Two Days in September’
Decade of Centenaries Project Awards 2020
- Inis Cathaigh Kilrush ComhaltasRemembrance through Music and Song
- Lissycasey 1920 Remembrance Day
- Connolly Commemoration Bookleton death of Charles Lynch and surrounding events.
- Clarecastle & Ballyea Heritage and Wildlife Group. Clarecastle Protestant Churchdestroyed by fire in April 1920.
- Mid Clare Brigade Commemoration Programme of events includes Martin Devitt Commemoration on 23rd February 2020.
- Ruan/Dysart History Group commemoration of raid on Ruan Barracks in October 2020.
- East Clare Memorial Committee commemoration of Scariff Martyrsin November 2020
- Dúchas na Sionnacommemoration of incarceration of Brig Gen Lucas in August 2020
- Whitegate Community Council commemoration of Scariff Martyrs at Williamstown in November 2020
- Feakle Ambush Commemorative Committee lecture and booklet for October 2020
- Rineen Reprisals– a documentary by Clare FM broadcast on 22 September 2020
Details of national Decade of Centenaries events can be found at www.decadeofcentenaries.com
Local Authorities oversee the Community Strand of the national Decade of Centenaries programme funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. Funding is provided to each Local Authority to develop a programme of commemorative events. The Community Strand encourages a collaborative approach between the State, local authority network and community organisations.