Pearse Museum

The Pearse Museum is open daily from 9.30am to 4pm. The Nature Room located in the courtyard at the rear of the Museum is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The Park gates are open, except for the Main Avenue Gate which is open for pedestrian access and exit only. If you require an accessible car parking space please call the following numbers during park opening hours:  01 493 4208 or 087 235 2902. From November to January inclusive the Park is open from 9am to 4.30pm.

From Thursday 22 December the tearooms are closed until further notice. We look forward to re-opening the tearooms in 2023.

Enjoy your visit.

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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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Key historical documents relating to the property.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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Lockdown in the Pearse Museum

Lockdown in the Pearse Museum

December is usually a lively month at the Museum with school tours, live theatre, musical events and people bringing their Christmas visitors to see their local museum.  Last year, in the best tradition of St. Enda’s School, the Museum was a hive of seasonal...

Springtime at St. Enda’s Park Photography Competition

Springtime at St. Enda’s Park Photography Competition

All you budding photographers, here's your chance to send in a winning image taken in St. Enda's Park, over the period 14th February to 17th March 2021. The subject of the image should be based in nature: trees, plants, flowers and wildlife. Prizes will be awarded...

The Follies of St. Enda’s Park

The Follies of St. Enda’s Park

More people visit St. Enda’s Park in these pandemic times than ever before.  Many notice the follies dotted around the park and probably wonder what these funny little buildings are all about. Follies are officially described as: “A Folly is a building constructed...

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