The Pearse Museum is a museum in Dublin, entirely dedicated to the memory of Patrick Pearse (a 20th century Irish nationalist who proclaimed the Republic of Ireland and was executed in 1916 following the Easter rising). The museum traces his life and that of his brother William Pearse. An edifying place, bearing a strong history!
The museum is located in the suburbs of Rathfarnham in the south of Dublin. The imposing building was constructed around 1840 in the heart of a wooded park. It was owned by Richard Moore, an influential judge and solicitor general of the city, before being transformed by Patrick Pearse into a school specialising in the learning of Gaelic (around 1910, before closing in 1935).
The execution of Patrick Pearse in 1916 led to the building being converted into a museum dedicated to his memory a few decades later.
You will be able to discover the school’s rooms, dormitories, an art gallery, but also the building’s living rooms, such as the main living room. An exhibition is dedicated to the life of Patrick Pearse, from his political involvement to his summary execution in Kilmainham Gaol prison for having been one of the leaders of the Easter Uprising.
The exhibition is interesting but requires a good knowledge of English. There is a lot to read, but the museum will allow you to discover the eventful history of the country.