The Office of Public Works

Pearse Museum and St Enda’s Park

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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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 Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
8:00 pm
The cost of pursuing the wealthy Venetian heiress, Portia, requires young Bassanio to apply for a loan from his friend Antonio, a merchant in Venice. Antonio’s money is tied up in his fleet of trading[...]
Jun 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Escaping the Suburban Groove - Pearse and Rathfarnham @ Pearse Museum
3:00 pm
A talk by Brian Crowley, Curator of the Pearse Museum, exploring Pearse’s relationship with Rathfarnham and St. Enda’s Park
Dublin South 1916 Centenary Committee - '1917 - Reorganising the Revoluntionary Forces' by Donal Fallon. @ Pearse Museum
3:00 pm
Dublin South 1916 Centenary Committee presents its next public talk, titled “1917 – Reorganising the Revoluntionary Forces.” in the Pearse Museum, St Enda’s Park, with guest speaker Donal Fallon. Donal Fallon is the author of[...]

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