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“Informative museum in a beautiful setting”
Review of Pearse Museum

Pearse Museum
Ranked #110 of 531 things to do in Dublin
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Dublin
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Informative museum in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed 7 January 2013

I went to the museum not knowing too much about the Pearse family or the school. Having recently moved here though, I've been looking for fun outings and also to learn more about Irish history. This museum was great for that. The building is beautiful, as is the park surrounding. The staff was friendly and helpful. We arrived close to the end of a film that begins the tour, so we caught the end of it and joined the tour guide with the other visitors. (You can also wander around on your own after the tour, or skip it entirely. They are very flexible). Our guide was very knowledgeable and clearly excited about the topic. The tour was great and very informative, and at the end our guide started the film from the beginning so we could catch all we had missed. It was a really great visit, especially with the free entrance.

Visited December 2012
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Not to be missed, this overlooked facet of the Irish nation”
Reviewed 17 July 2012

Listen while I'll tell you, get on the number 16 bus 2.15 Euros and be whisked away to a green surrounded haven of of one of the Ireland's founding fathers. Padraig Pearse's museum,St Enda's is not to be missed. Your tour entails a gentle stroll through magnificent grounds where you'll find the the old school itself. Very much informal, the visitor is allowed to amble through the museum at your own pace, absorbing the history of such a wonderful personage.

The reception staff are charm personified and offer a warm welcome to all. Entrance is free. Oh and don't miss the on site cafe. We tried a wonderful mushroom soup followed by a gorgeous citrus cake.

Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

Rísteárd Sinclair UK

Visited July 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Museum”
Reviewed 4 February 2012

Self guided with the help of leaflet. Always liked this small museum with lots of information about the Pearse family. Patrick and William were both executed for their part in the 1916 rising.

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Dublin
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Historic location”
Reviewed 19 January 2012

This is close to where we live and we visit St Enda's Park regularly. Despite it's familiarity, it's a fantastic visit. I'm not so sure about the new addition in the Rose garden. The new entrance (back right of building) is a very modern, glass and smooth granite structure. Every time I visit, I change my mind as to whether it's an eyesore or a marvel! The park surrounding the museum is a gem and you can spend hours rambling and exploring the various 'follies' that are strewn around. Great place for kids and families.

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Oakhurst, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“A touch of history and scenery in one place”
Reviewed 12 September 2011

I have visited St. Enda's twice now, each time with a different group. The first trip I made we toured the grounds only because the museum was being refurbished. This time we got to visit the museum and it was extremely interesting for the historical significance of Pearse's school and also we got an insight into the talents that Pearse's father and brother possessed as stone masons. The displays of their work were beautiful. St. Enda's is a very interesting and beautiful place--well worth the ride outside the city. You could spend a couple hours there wandering around the house and gardens.

Visited August 2011
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