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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9:00 am
Scarecrow Exhibition at the Pearse Museum and St. Enda’s Park This is our third year in a row to run a Scarecrow Exhibition as part of our Halloween festivities in the Pearse Museum and St[...]
Pearse Museum
7:00 pm
Join historian, author and publisher Mícheál Ó Doibhilín for a talk on the assassination of Lord Frederick Cavendish and Thomas Henry Burke in Phoenix Park. This incident sent shock waves through Dublin Castle, London and[...]
The Pearse Museum
Nov 2 @ 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
Nov 9 @ 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm
2:30 pm
The JoyceStagers celebrate the writings of Seamus O’Kelly (1880 – 1918) in a performance from his stories and plays. This event will also include a short talk, Seamus O’Kelly – a Gentle Revolutionary’ by Liam[...]
The Pearse Museum, St Enda's Park
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

Plan a Visit

Opening hours, location, transport and more.

Resources

Key historical documents relating to the property.

Exhibitions

View details of current and past exhibitions.

Education

Information for teachers and students.

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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