Pearse Museum, Dublin

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The Pearse Museum is dedicated to the memory of Patrick Pearse and his brother, William. Patrick Pearse was an educationalist and nationalist who was executed for his part in the 1916 Rising. The museum is situated in the suburb of Rathfarnham on the south side of Dublin, Ireland. It was formerly an Irish speaking school named St. Enda's. Originally Pearse's school was set up in Ranelagh on 8 September 1908. It moved to Rathfarnham in 1910. After Pearse was executed for his part take in the 1916 rising, and due to decreasing numbers and increasing financial worries, the school closed in 1935. After Padraig Pearse's sister died in 1968, St. Enda's and its grounds were handed over to the state, and the school house is now a museum devoted to the Pearse brothers. The museum contains reconstructions of many of the original rooms, including Pearse's study, the family sitting room, the school art gallery, the school museum and one of the dormitories. There is also a gallery devoted exclusively to the sculpture of William Pearse. Visitors can also visit a nature study room in the courtyard behind the school house where examples of Irish plants and animals can be found.The museum is an 18th-century house situated in scenic parkland: from 1840 to 1857 it was the home of Richard Moore, Attorney General for Ireland and judge.
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  • Interesting to visit the school and home, an insight into the lives of the Pearce family. Exhibition is well done and thought provoking. Bonus is that you get to chat to enthusiastic staff on front de...  more »
  • Both the building and the gardens are well worth a visit. On the other hand the museum itself may not be interesting to tourists visiting Dublin on the other hand it is free so if you don't like it can go without repent.
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  • Great museum and park. But awful café. Over 6 euro for coffee and soggy old (no longer crispy) rice crispy square.  more »
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  • A beautifully curated museum of considerable scope, worthy of the great hero that Pearse was. In the summer they sometimes have concerts in the courtyard with artists as fine as Niall Toner; they also have art exhibits from time to time with links to Pearse, and occasional lectures in the chapel. Take yourself back to a different Dublin, where you can feel the ghosts of the privileged and wealthy (Pearse brothers, Emmet) who believed there was something worth living (and dying) for greater than accumulation of €€€€€.
  • Great historical museum with stunning gardens (lovely walk location). Nice little cafe on site too. Free in with free parking.
  • We spent a really good family afternoon there. The park is lovely.
  • Perfect place. I find it in Google maps while I'm looking for bus stop. The park is great for walk. Allowed pets. And people whom work in the museum are very nice. The museum is free and dedicated for Pearse. I recomended for all ages and specially for visitors
  • Great museum to visit. And gorgeous garden for a Sunday walk.
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