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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  • This is a gem of a museum with so much history. I learned a huge amount about the Pearse family. It also gave great insight into Pearse himself. It goes beyond his political life and you find out so m...  more »
  • I was really impressed with this museum, a very good permanent exhibition downstairs and then at ground level, Patrick Pearse's office, the great hall where they had all the visiting lecturers and the...  more »
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  • Absolutely a beautiful place to be. An idyllic place to have a school the students must have had an amazing experience and enjoyed their school days. Can totally understand why Patrick chose to have his school here. The museum is well kept and the staff are really friendly and extremely helpful. They genuinely care for the legacy of Pearse and the museum. The coffee shop serves great food and once again the staff are friendly and helpful. I can't recommend this place highly enough and I look forward to my visits there.
  • This is a fantastic place to visit. Well set out and full of beautiful treasures. The gardens are extensive and great for a gentle walk. The cafe is a but pricey but the food is fresh and tasty.
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