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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9:30 am
  Observing and understanding the natural world is also central to the photographic work of Robert Keogh. His practice is based on patiently watching animals and birds, learning their ways and then capturing them on[...]
The Pearse Museum, Grange Road,
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am
St. Enda’s Park Christmas Market This year the St. Enda’s Christmas Market will feature craft, gift and food stalls, as well as music from the Rathfarnham Gospel Choir.  We are also expecting a visit from[...]
Pearse Museum
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am
St. Enda’s Park Christmas Market This year the St. Enda’s Christmas Market will feature craft, gift and food stalls, as well as music from the Rathfarnham Ukulele Group.  We are also expecting a visit from[...]
Pearse Museum
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
10:00 am
Experience Irish Myths and Legends at the Pearse Museum. An opportunity to hear some of the wonderful  heritage of Irish Myth and to explore their contemporary relevance. No prior knowledge required and no academic background[...]
The Pearse Museum
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
10:00 am
Experience Irish Myths and Legends at the Pearse Museum. An opportunity to hear some of the wonderful  heritage of Irish Myth and to explore their contemporary relevance. No prior knowledge required and no academic background[...]
The Pearse Museum

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Resources

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Exhibitions

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Education

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News

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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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