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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  • August 6, 2017
    My visit to the Pearse museum was long over due. My love of this nations history has lead me on a journey of discovery. This museum offers an insight into the Pearses. Their lives are described in a s...  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    This visit was one of sentimental and historical importance for me as my great grand uncle taught physical education here back when it was a school pre 1916 It is an amazing building set in amazingly ...  more »
  • June 12, 2017
    Everytime I have visitors, the first port of call is the Pearse Museum. It is a step into the past with wonderful artefacts and illustrations of a time gone by which throw a spotlight onto that enigma...  more »
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  • April 28, 2017
    Great historical museum with stunning gardens (lovely walk location). Nice little cafe on site too. Free in with free parking.
  • May 28, 2017
    We spent a really good family afternoon there. The park is lovely.
  • February 24, 2017
    Great museum to visit. And gorgeous garden for a Sunday walk.
  • February 11, 2016
    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
  • February 4, 2017
    Great place for history & walks

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