Patrick Pearse
 

 

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Patrick Henry Pearse 1879- 1916

Born in Dublin. He was a poet and a teacher. He established St Enda’s School in 1908. In 1913 he formed, with others, the Irish Volunteers and later joined the Irish Republican Brotherhood. He delivered the funeral oration at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa. At Easter 1916, he read out the Proclamation and took charge of the GPO during the Rising. He was one of the signatories of the Proclamation and was executed in May 1916. His political and literary works include From a Hermitage, Ghosts, The Separatist Ideal, The Spiritual Nation, The Sovereign People, The Murder Machine and Other Essays, The Singer and Other Plays, Íosagán agus Sgéalta Eile and An Mháthair agus Sgéalta Eile. His Collected Works is still in print. He is buried with the other executed leaders of 1916 in Arbour Hill, Dublin.

 

 

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Further information, location and directions to the grave are to be found in "The End - An Illustrated Guide to the Graves of Irish Writers".  Click here to order a copy of this book