Visit Pearse Museum in Dublin

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.

How much is admission?

You’re in luck! Nothing at all! Admission to the museum is completely free of charge, however any donation is very much appreciated.

Patrick Pearse first discovered what is now St. Enda’s Park when he came out to Rathfarnham in 1910 to explore places associated with his great hero, the Irish revolutionary leader Robert Emmet. As he walked along the tree-lined paths, Pearse felt an immediate sense of connection with Emmet’s memory. He was also enchanted by wild, dramatic beauty of the place and quickly determined to move his school here. Christine Lennon Carey shared that sense of wonder when, over a century later, she first visited the Park. She has described it as secret oasis, hidden amongst the suburbs of modern Dublin.

  • Monday – 9:30 to 17:00
  • Tuesday – 9:30 to 17:00
  • Wednesday – 9:30 to 17:00
  • Thursday – 9:30 to 17:00
  • Friday – 9:30 to 17:00
  • Saturday – 9:30 to 17:00
  • Sunday – 10:00 to 17:00


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