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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...

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...

Art and St. Enda’s School

Art and St. Enda’s School

The Scoil Éanna Art Gallery Patrick Pearse had a keen interest in art and wrote some very insightful art criticism in the Gaelic League newspaper, An Claidheamh Soluis. Art played a key role in the life of Scoil Éanna. The boys were surrounded by works of art and the...

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...

The GAA Senior Championship

The GAA Senior Championship

  We were delighted to host the launch of the GAA Senior Championship in the Museum today. As luck would have it Éanna de Búrca, son of Frank Burke, happened to be in the Museum. Frank Burke captained the...

Nationwide

Nationwide

This week the Pearse Museum was featured on Nationwide; you can catch up online on the RTE Player by clicking here. 1916 LETTERS / REPORT ANNE CASSIN Often when we think of prominent figures from history they are synonymous in our minds with momentous events. Mention...