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

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Key historical documents relating to the property.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.

What’s On

Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Music for Divali, the Festival of Lights @ Pearse Museum | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland
7:00 pm
The Indian Classical Music Society present Music for Divali, the Festival of Lights featuring Sougata Roy Chowdhury on the sarod and Sharajdeep Singh on the tabla Pearse Museum, St. Enda’s Park, Rathfarnham 25th October at[...]

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