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Padraic Pearse1879 – 1916

Cullenswood House, Ranelagh (St Enda's)

Republican, educationalist and writer, Pearse’s connection with the Rathmines/Ranelagh district was a brief but highly significant one. It was in Cullenswood House that he established the first St Enda's School for boys in 1908. In 1910 the school moved to larger premises in Rathfarnham, and Cullenswood became the location of the short-lived Irish Language Girl's School, St Ita's. It now houses a National School. St Enda's still exists today at its second location in Rathfarnham.  Pearse was a poet and short story writer who wrote in both Irish and English, and also the editor and founder of An Claideamh Soluis. He is now best know for his role as the leader of the 1916 Rising. Pearse was executed in Kilmainham Jail in May 1916.

Check availability of The Collected works of Padraic H Pearse in the library catalogue.

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