Pearse Museum


The Pearse Museum and Nature Room will remain closed until further notice. 

A takeaway service  is available at the tearooms until 4pm. The toilet facilities in St Enda’s Park are open.  Enhanced cleaning regimes have been put in place and visitors to the park and tearooms are asked to observe all hygiene recommendations.

The Park gates are open, except for the Main Avenue Gate which is open for pedestrian access and exit only.

From 1 November 2020 to 31 January 2021 inclusive, the Park is open Monday to Sunday, from 9am to 4.30pm

The Walled Garden is open from 10am to 1pm for Cocooners only and will be open thereafter for all others who wish to visit.

Please respect Social Distancing. Please adhere to responsible practice. Enjoy your visit.

The Pearse Museum and St Enda’s Park was where Patrick Pearse lived and ran his innovative Irish-speaking school, Scoil Éanna, between 1910-16.

‘The Hermitage’ was originally built by Edward Hudson, State Dentist, who signed a lease on the lands in 1786. Over a century later, Patrick Pearse discovered the house while on a historical pilgrimage of sites associated with Robert Emmet. Set in nearly fifty acres of beautiful parkland, the museum tells the story of Patrick Pearse and his brother William, both of whom were executed for their part in the 1916 Rising.

Pearse Museum and St Enda’s Park are operated and managed by the Office of Public Works.

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Plan a Visit

Opening hours, location, transport and more.


Key historical documents relating to the property.


View details of current and past exhibitions.


Information for teachers and students.


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Marking the Centenary: Tree Planting

Marking the Centenary: Tree Planting

  Among the ways we marked the centenary of the deaths of Patrick and William Pearse this years was by planting two trees in the walled garden. The first tree was planted on the 3 May in memory of Patrick Pearse...

Pearse’s Address to the Court

Pearse’s Address to the Court

Pearse's court martial took place on 2 May, 1916 in the Gymnasium of Richmond Barracks. Below is the text of his address to the court: ''My sole object in surrendering unconditionally was to save the slaughter of the civil population and to save the lives of our...

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