Decade of Centenaries

The Decade of Centenaries Programme was initiated in 2012 and complements the on-going programme of annual State commemorations. The centenaries programme is broad and inclusive, highlighting the economic and social conditions of the period, the shifts in cultural norms and the experience of the Irish abroad. For more information on the national programme go to

2012 – 2023 Programme

The aim of the State centenary commemoration programme for the years from 2021 – 2023 is to ensure that this complex period in our history, including the Struggle for Independence, the Civil War, the Foundation of the State and Partition, is remembered appropriately, proportionately, respectfully and with sensitivity.  A specific key objective of the initiative is to promote a deeper understanding of the significant events that took place during this period and recognise that the shared historical experience of those years gave rise to very different narratives and memories. Here are some of the key highlights for 2021

County Monaghan Programme

Since 2013, Monaghan County Council through the Library and Museum services have been delivering a diverse programming of engagement, from our One Book One County annual project where we are reading a book relating to that particular period in Irish history, to researching and discovering the poets and writers of this revolutionary period, Autumn lecture series, or bringing to life through digital animation key events of Monaghan history of 100 years ago, to the many research projects working with academics, local historians and creative practitioners leading to the award winning exhibitions in our County Museum.  We work with many local, regional and national partners and for 2021-2023 we will be engaging on a key multi-disciplinary collaborative project including cross border partners in bringing to life our project ‘Bordering Realities’ through exhibitions and events in 2023 at new home of The Peace Campus in Monaghan town for the County Museum and Monaghan branch library.

For more information about Monaghan’s Programme go to

See also the County Museum page for some online exhibitions

Experiences of Border Minority Communities – A Historical Perspective

We were delighted to host a very special Online Conference as part of our Decade of Centenaries programme.   The conference was streamed live on the Museum Facebook page and can be viewed here.   You can also stream on You Tube if preferred:

Experiences Of Border Minority Communities Historical Perspectives Programme Outline

Decade of Centenaries programme 2021

Download complete: Decade Of Centenaries 2021 Programme here

Click Here to View the Decade Of Commemorations Programme 2020

You can also read the publication produced by Monaghan County Museum below as part of the programme or download through the following link: Monaghan’s WofI Complete Book

Monaghan County Council have been developing and delivering a range of programmes and activities over the past number of years.  To discover what has been happening in previous years please click below to view past projects.

Monaghan County Council Decade Of Commemorations Programme 2019 

Monaghan County Council Decade Of Commemorations Programme 2018