Pearse Museum


The Pearse Museum will re-open on Friday 3rd July at 9.30am. Due to Covid19 restrictions the number of people permitted in the building at one time is limited, and booking is advisable. Call 01 493 4208 or email to book your visit. Visitors are asked to observe all social distancing and hygiene recommendations.

From Monday 29 June an extended service and limited seating will be available at the tearooms and the toilet facilities in St Enda’s Park will re-open. Enhanced cleaning regimes have been put in place and visitors to the park and tearooms are asked to observe all hygiene recommendations.

Following the guidelines of Phase 1 of Ireland’s Roadmap for reopening, the Park gates reopened on Monday 18 May, except for the Main Avenue Gate which is open for pedestrians access and egress only. The Park is open from 9am to 9pm, Monday to Sunday inclusive.

The public Car Park on Sarah Curran Avenue is now also open. The Walled Garden is open from 10am to 1pm for Cocooners only and will be open after that until 5.30pm, for all others who wish to visit.

Please respect Social Distancing. Please adhere to responsible practice. Enjoy your visit.

Guidelines for Exercising in the Outdoors From 8 June – 29 June (PDF)

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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Key historical documents relating to the property.


View details of current and past exhibitions.


Information for teachers and students.


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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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