The Office of Public Works

Pearse Museum and St Enda’s Park

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.

 

Plan a Visit

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Resources

Key historical documents relating to the property.

Exhibitions

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Education

Information for teachers and students.

What’s On

May 20 @ 12:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 1:00 pm
Monuments to a Mood: Free Guided Tours of St. Enda's Fascinating Follies @ Pearse Museum | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
12:00 pm
A historical tour of the grounds of the former home of the 1916 leader Patrick Pearse which gives visitors a chance to find out more about its fascinating collection of 18th and 19th century follies.[...]
The Adventure of Alice @ Pearse Museum
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Adventure of Alice @ Pearse Museum | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
6:00 pm
Betty Ann Noton Theatre School presents ‘The Adventures of Alice’, a new look at Alice in Wonderland adapted from the novel by Lewis Carroll. Adapted and directed by Betty Ann Norton, this is a promenade[...]
The Adventure of Alice @ Pearse Museum
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Adventure of Alice @ Pearse Museum | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
6:00 pm
Betty Ann Noton Theatre School presents ‘The Adventures of Alice’, a new look at Alice in Wonderland adapted from the novel by Lewis Carroll. Adapted and directed by Betty Ann Norton, this is a promenade[...]
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Gardening workshop – roses and bulbs @ St. Enda's Park | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
11:00 am
Practical advice on caring for roses plus advice on storing bulbs, tubers and corms  
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dublin Concert Band - OPW Summer Music Fest at St. Enda's Park @ St. Enda's Park | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
3:00 pm
Free Open concert with the Dublin Concert Band  OPW Summer Music Fest in St. Enda’s Park, 2017 Family entertainment for all the family  This free open air concert  forms part of the OPW Summer Music Fest[...]
The Adventure of Alice @ Pearse Museum
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Adventure of Alice @ Pearse Museum | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
6:00 pm
Betty Ann Noton Theatre School presents ‘The Adventures of Alice’, a new look at Alice in Wonderland adapted from the novel by Lewis Carroll. Adapted and directed by Betty Ann Norton, this is a promenade[...]
Bird Walk @ St. Enda's Park
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Bird Walk @ St. Enda's Park | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
10:00 am
Join us for a morning walk around St. Enda’s Park and try to spot some of the wide variety of birds that live in the grounds. Meet at the Nature Room        
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Irish Rebellions in Ten Objects @ Pearse Museum | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
7:00 pm
Inspired by Pearse’s fascination with historical artefacts, Brenda Malone of the National Museum of Ireland will talk about ten objects associated with the history of rebellion in Ireland. Fianna Eireann tunic. Green shirt of Irishtown[...]
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
'Bee Day in St. Enda's’ @ St. Enda's Park | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
9:00 am
Come and learn more about our native bees and see them at work in a special observation hive.  
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Patrick Pearse and Education @ Pearse Museum | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
7:00 pm
Dr. Brendan Walsh, author of ‘Boy Republic, Patrick Pearse and Radical Education’, will discuss Pearse’s radical vision for Irish education.
Bumblebee Walk @ Saint Enda's Park
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bumblebee Walk @ Saint Enda's Park | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
11:00 am
Find out about the fascinating life of bumblebees in St. Enda’s Park, including the cuckoo bumblebee, one of the rarest bumblebees in Ireland.
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Clann Lir by Oisín Morrison @ Pearse Museum | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
7:00 pm
Dublin-based Harper and Flautist Oisín Morrison and guests will perform extracts from his new orchestral suite Clann Lir, a musical portrayal of the Irish legend ‘The Children of Lir’    
Patrick Pearse and Theatre: ‘The heroic spirit had entered into their minds and hearts’
7:00 pm
This lecture by Brian Crowley, Curator of the Pearse Museum, will look at the role of theatre in the life and work of Patrick Pearse. He will look in particular at the influence of the[...]
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mask Making Workshop for Kids @ Pearse Museum | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
2:00 pm
A fun and creative afternoon making mask in the Pearse Museum. Booking is advised
Echoes of Patrick Pearse @ Saint Enda's Park
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Echoes of Patrick Pearse @ Saint Enda's Park | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
2:00 pm
Visitors will hear words, sounds and music and associated with Patrick Pearse while walking in the evocative and historic landscape of St. Enda’s Park. The soundwalk was created by Jimmy Eadie and features Andrew Bennett[...]
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mask Making Workshop for Kids @ Pearse Museum | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
2:00 pm
A fun and creative afternoon making mask in the Pearse Museum. Booking is advised

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