Decade of Commemorations

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Dublin Remembers 1916 from Dublin City Public Libraries on Vimeo.

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny launched the 1916 Rising commemorative programmes of 31 local authorities on 8th October 2015, including Dublin City Council’s comprehensive programme to remember this pivotal event in Dublin’s and Ireland’s history.
View the “Remembering 1916” video for an overview of the programme for 2016

Download The Centenary Programme for Dublin City (pdf, 2.62mb) Cannot access pdf?

DCC Press Release.

Government Press Release.

The Government has designated the period 2012 to 2022 for a Commemorative Programme of activities with a special emphasis on 2016. While the events that occurred between 1912 and 1922 had a huge impact nationally they had a particular relevance in Dublin City. Dublin City Council is committed to making a meaningful and appropriate contribution to the commemorations, complementing but not competing with the national commemorations.

Dublin City Council Commemorations Committee

The Arts, Culture, Recreation and Community Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) established a committee on Commemorations on 13th October 2014. The Commemorations Committee is chaired by Cllr. Vincent Jackson and membership is open to all councillors and members of the SPC. For further information please contact Tara Doyle at

The Funeral of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa. An Exhibition

The exhibition “The Funeral of O’Donovan Rossa” will be on display in the Dublin Room, Dublin City Library and Archive, Pearse Street from 16th November until 4th December. The exhibition was curated by Dublin City Council Public Libraries. Read more about the exhibition...

1916 Rising Commemoration Fund for Communities

This grants scheme is now closed for applications.

Successful applicants will be notified in the Autumn.

This grants scheme was accepting applications from community groups and organisations in Dublin City wanting to organise events and projects to commemorate the 1916 Rising. Dublin City Council had made funding of €150,000 available, distributed equally across the 5 Local Areas in the city. Grants were available for community-based activities focusing on the 1916 Rising and seeking to raise awareness in local areas of the history of the Rising eg. seminars, lectures, walking tours, publications, exhibitions, theatre etc.

Funds were being made available for events taking place in 2015 and also to facilitate planning of events to take place in 2016. Closing date was 29th May 2015.


Decade of Centenaries logoNational Decade of Commemorations Website features details of the significant events in Irish History that took place in the time between 1912-1922 and lists the commemorative events taking place nationwide. You can also subscribe to their newsletter for monthly event updates.