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Decade of Centenaries

The National Archives’ Decade of Centenaries website charts the historical development of Ireland from 1912 to 1923, a decade which was the most turbulent and transformative experienced by Ireland in the 20th century.

When it was over, the island had been partitioned into two states, one of which was independent. The country had experienced the 1913 Lockout, World War 1, the 1916 Easter Rising, the War of Independence, and a bitterly divisive civil war.

The website illustrates and provides free access to the wealth of material held by the National Archives relating to this crucial decade. The project has already placed online a number of collections, which will be added to over the coming years, thus adding to the wealth of primary sources that are already transforming the scholarly and public landscape for the period.

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19.03.05

Chief Secretary’s Office Registered Papers, 1818-1922
The records of the Chief Secretary's Office constitute one of the most valuable collections of original source material for research...

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18.02.21

Our Genealogy Website
National Archives has developed a Genealogy website to facilitate access to digitised collections that are useful to family and local...

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18.02.16

Anglo-Irish Treaty, 1921
Our Anglo-Irish Treaty, 1921 website was first launched in 2011 to mark the 90th anniversary of the signing of the...

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