The Office of Public Works
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.
URGENT NOTICE : Tuesday 28th May 2019
Upgrade works to the canopy in the Courtyard area will commence on Tuesday 28th May for a period of approximately 8 – 10 weeks. During this time the Nature Room and Schoolroom display will be closed. The Tearooms will remain open, and alternative outdoor seating will be provided outside the courtyard area. The Museum is not affected by the works and will be open as usual.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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Pearse Museum, dedicated to the memory of one of the 1916 Proclamation signatories, Padraig Pearse, and his brother, William, based in his former school at St. Enda’s Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin, has achieved the highest standard possible under a museum national standards...
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