Plan a Visit

Museum Opening Hours

November – January

Monday to Saturday: 9.30am – 4pm

February
Monday to Saturday: 9.30am – 5pm

March – October
Monday to Saturday: 9.30am – 5.30pm

On Sundays and Bank Holidays the museum opens at 10.00am.

The museum is closed over the Christmas period.

Park Opening Hours

November – January
9am – 4.30pm

February
9am – 5.30pm

March
9am – 6pm

April
9am – 8pm

May – August
9am – 9pm

September
9am – 8pm

October
9am – 6pm

At weekends and Bank Holidays, the Park opens at 10am.
The Park is closed on Christmas Day.

Location

The museum and park are approximately eight kilometres from Dublin City Centre.

Transport

The number 16 bus stops at the main entrances to the park on Grange Road. The numbers 17, 75, and 61 also serve the Rathfarnham area. Check the Dublin Bus website for up to date schedules.
There is parking for both cars and coaches on site.

Pearse Museum and St Enda’s Park

Pearse Museum and St Enda’s Park
Drag the yellow figure to the red pin to explore the site at streetview level.

Facilities

The café is open seven days a week.

Tours

Tours are available on request. There is a maximum of forty people per tour.

Tours last around half an hour. There is access for disabled visitors everywhere except the Halla Mór.

Visit

The average length of a visit to the park and museum is one to two hours.

Admission

There is no charge for entry to the park or museum.

Photography/ Video

For permission to carry out commercial and professional filming or photography, please contact brian.crowley@opw.ie. Permission should be sought one week in advance of any planned film or photo shoot

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Code of Conduct for Dog Owners

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A Map of St Enda’s Park

Also in the Area

Rathfarnham Castle

Distance: 1.9km.

Elizabethan castle, remodelled in the Georgian period, with an extensive art collection.

Airfield House, Farm, and Gardens

Distance: 4.7km.

Thirty-eight-acre working farm, gardens, café, and heritage experience.

Marlay Park and House

Distance: 1.3km.

300-acre park containing a Georgian house and walled garden. The courtyard of the manor contains a number of craft workshops.

Dodder Valley Park

Distance: 3.6km.

A scenic park, rich in heritage, that runs alongside the River Dodder.

Rathfarnham Village

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A heritage walking trail of Rathfarnham, produced by South Dublin Libraries.

Rathfarnham, from the original Ráth Fearnáin, is a historic and picturesque village in south Dublin. There is a number of good local cafés, and lots of opportunities to shop. There is also a wide selection of restaurants and pubs if you are staying later in the evening.

Large festivals and concerts are held in Marlay Park, and there is a market there every weekend.

Only 25 minutes from the city centre, and a gateway in itself to the splendour of the Dublin and Wicklow mountains, Rathfarnham village is well worth a visit.

Explore the history of the village of Rathfarnham on the South Dublin History website.

Teach an Phiarsaigh

A site related to the Pearse Museum and St Enda’s Park, and also under the care of the Office of Public Works, is Teach an Phiarsaigh, or Patrick Pearse’s Cottage in Galway.

This is a small restored cottage overlooking the breathtaking lakes and mountains of Connemara, used by Pearse as a summer residence and summer school for his pupils from St Enda’s.

Accompanying Pearse on a visit to Ros Muc in 1915 was Desmond Ryan, a former pupil, who later wrote of the enthusiasm engendered by Pearse in his visits there: “The Twelve Pins came in sight and Pearse waved his hand here and there over the land, naming lake, mountain and district away to the Joyce Country under its purple mist.” Ryan also recalled the long walks and cycle rides through the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht and the stories told by Pearse that had been recounted to him by local story tellers.

The interior, although burned during the War of Independence, has been reconstructed and contains an exhibition.

Visit the website for Teach an Phiarsaigh here.

You can also read about the history of the building before your visit.

Find out who originally built the Georgian home which went on to become St Enda’s school, and which now houses the museum.
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