• Resources

There are a wide array of resources available

Decade of Anniversaries Materials

"A Decade of Centenaries: Commemorating Shared History"

John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies, UCD - Thursday, 20 May 2010

“Alliance Party - Naomi Long’s speech on centenaries affecting the UK and Ireland,”

7 December 2011

“A year for us to rise to challenges”

Belfast Telegraph, 2 January 2012 

Decade of Anniversaries Lecture Series videos

From the Community Relations Council and Heritage Lottery Fund

Executive statement on Decade of Centenaries

15th March 2012

Decade of Anniversaries Lecture Series videos

From the Community Relations Council and Heritage Lottery Fund, March 2011

Guidance Note for Funding Bodies – Funding Scheme, Marking A Decade of Ideas 2012-22 - Remembering The Future

From the Community Relations Council and Heritage Lottery Fund, October 2011

Remembering the Future - A Decade of Anniversaries – Discussion Paper

From the Community Relations Council and Heritage Lottery Fund, September 2011

Guidelines For A Cultural Diversity Policy: An Advocacy Document

Maurna Crozier for the Community Relations Council, 2001

Speech from Brian Cowan on Centenaries

May 2009

David Trimble and Michael McDowell on the Ulster Covenant

September 2012

Commemoration: Forward Thinking Into the Past

Healing Through Remembering, June 2008

“Keep anniversaries inclusive"

Alliance Party Statement, February 2012

The Decade of Big Dates (and little ones too)

Slugger O'Toole, December 2011

“Why we cannot allow our past to hijack the future”

Belfast Telegraph, December 2011

“Which anniversaries will be commemorated in Northern Ireland?"

BBC News, December 2011

Online Resources

Creative Centenaries

Official website for the Decade of Centenaries in NI

Century Ireland

Online historical newspaper

Community Relations Council and Heritage Lottery Fund

Remembering the Future lecture series

Ireland WW1

A website to link researchers and community projects during the Decade of Commemoration

Linen Hall library

Belfast's oldest library with extensive collections

National Museums Northern Ireland

Collection of various exhibitions and resources relevant to the Decade of Centenaries

National Library of Ireland

Online exhibition of the 1916 Rising

Northern Ireland Screen Digital Archive

Free public access resource containing over 70 hours of film footage spanning 100 years of Northern Irish history


Public Records Office Northern Ireland

The Ulster Historical Foundation

Extensive knowledge on the sources available for tracing Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors

Development and Funding opportunities

Arts Council Northern Ireland

Main artist funding body for Northern Ireland

The Belfast Civic Trust

Promotes education and research to improve awareness of Belfast’s history 

Belfast City Council

Working extensively around the Decade of Centenaries

The Community Foundation For Northern Ireland (CFNI)

Uses grant-making and fund development to drive social change

Community Relations Council

Promotes better community relations between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland 

The Discovery Programme

To engage in full-time archaeological and related research, in order to enhance our knowledge of Ireland’s past

Federation for Ulster Local Studies Ltd.

Assists with the study and recording of the history, antiquities and folk-life of Ulster

Foras na Gaeilge

The body responsible for the promotion of the Irish language in Ireland

Healing Through Remembering

Cross community project dealing with the legacy of the past in Northern Ireland

‘Hemel at War’ project

Focuses on capturing the memories of those who lived through the Second World War

Takes an integrated approach to heritage, with responsibilities that include both its cultural and natural aspects

Heritage Lottery Fund

Sustains and transforms a wide range of heritage though innovative investment in projects with a lasting impact on people and places

Holywell Trust

Wide range of concerns across cross community, peace building work and more

International School for Peace Studies (ISPS)

Dedicated to the resolving of differences and conflict transformation through exclusively peaceful means

Irish Heritage Trust

Cares for historic properties, houses and gardens throughout Ireland

Irish History Live

Online venture aimed at students studying for Highers, A-Levels, and Leaving Certificates

The Junction

Community relations resource and peace building centre based in Derry/Londonderry


Belfast-based theatre company committed to challenging the notion of what theatre is and where it takes place

Libraries NI

The first point of call for information relating to local public libraries

Irish Military Archives

Publishing online key sources relating to the Easter Rising and the fight for independence

National Archives of Ireland

Secure the preservation of records relating to Ireland which warrant preservation as archives 

National Archives of United Kingdom

Over 1,000 years of the nation’s records including those relating to military history

National Museum of Ireland

Collects, preserves, promotes and exhibits examples of Ireland’s portable material heritage and natural history

National Museums Northern Ireland

Operates several sites across the country, some of which include exhibits relevant to the decade of anniversaries, including the Modern History gallery at the Ulster Museum

Nerve Centre

Serves as a focal point for youth culture in Derry by bringing together popular music, film, video, animation and interactive multimedia programmes and initiatives

Northern Ireland Community Archive

Collection of tourist trails, museum collections, photographs, exhibitions, oral testimonies and more from museums and community groups

Northern Ireland Council For Integrated Education (NICIE)

Develops, supports and promotes Integrated Education in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Museums Council (NIMC)

Includes members from across Ireland, including regional and local museums

The Ulster Archaeological Society

Aims “to advance the education of the public in archaeology and history, particularly in regard to Ulster”

The Ulster History Circle

Places commemorative blue plaques in public places in honour of men and women who have contributed to the Province’s history

Ulster Local History Trust

Seeks to raise the standard of local historical work, particularly among voluntary groups

Ulster Scots Agency

Promote the study, conservation, development and use of Ulster-Scots as a living language

The ULTACH Trust

Promote the Irish language throughout the entire community of Northern Ireland