The Office of Public Works

Pearse Museum

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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What’s On

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Jul 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
10:30 am
Alan Tomney, one of the gardeners in St. Enda’s Park, will give a workshop on caring for your lawn. This is a free event and handouts will be provided. Meet in the Courtyard at 10.30am
St. Enda's Park
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
Free outdoor concert in the St. Enda’s Park courtyard featuring country music concert with The Niall Toner Band.
St. Enda's Park
Aug 12 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
10:30 am
Alan Tomney, a gardener ins St. Enda’s Park, will run a workshop about how to improve the appearance of your roses.
St. Enda's Park
Aug 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
3:00 pm
Free open-air concert with St. George’s Concert Brass Band in the Courtyard of St. Enda’s Park
St. Enda's Park
10:30 am
Alan Tomney, one of the St. Enda’s Park gardening staff, will lead a gardening workshop on Sunday, 22 July from 10.30am to 12.30 pm entitled ‘Reducing your carbon footprint: Composting and reducing your food waste’.[...]
St. Enda's Park
Aug 19 @ 4:52 pm – 5:52 pm
4:52 pm
A free outdoor concert with the Dublin Concert Band who will play a variety of Big Band music.
St. Enda's Park

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Key historical documents relating to the property.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

  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 by...

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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