Pearse Museum

From March to October Pearse Museum is open daily from 9.30am to 5.30pm. The Nature Room located in the courtyard at the rear of the Museum is open Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays until late April. 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. Throughout April the Park is open from 9am to 8pm.

The Schoolhouse Café, located in the Courtyard, is open daily.

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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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Key historical documents relating to the property.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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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...

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