Patrick Pearse

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Love this time of year. I do. Those two words also. So prevalent these weeks at weddings. Though, in my part of the world, very many weddings now take(...)

George Berkeley: attempted to set up a college in Bermuda that would develop into a perfect Christian city

Every generation flirts with utopian ideals. A hundred years ago, we had Patrick Pearse’s nationalistic vision of a self-sustaining Ireland born of b(...)

Etáin O’Moore, principal of Ardscoil Éanna which was founded by James  O’Byrne. One of its most famous past pupils is actor Gabriel Byrne. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A secondary school founded on the principles of Patrick Pearse’s St Enda’s School is to close after 77 years. Ardscoil Éanna in Crumlin was set up (...)

Michael Jordan: “The main question a collector or investor should ask is “what is the re-saleable opportunity of this item if I have to sell it?” Photograph: Dave Cullen Photography

Michael Jordan is a jewellery auctioneer and the managing director of O’Reillys Auction Rooms at 126 Francis Street, Dublin 8, in the heart of Dublin(...)

Three generations of Thomas MacDonagh’s relatives. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

One hundred years after his execution by firing squad, the people of Cloughjordan in Co Tipperary have unveiled a statue to their native son and signa(...)

Patrick Pearse’s grandnephew, Patrick Pearse and his grandson Jamie Preston, pause to look at a plaque baring his name during a ceremony to commemorate Pearse, Thomas Clarke and Thomas MacDonagh, who were executed after the Easter Rising, at Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Commemoration events have taken place in the Stonebreakers’ Yard in Kilmainham Gaol to mark 100 years since the start of the executions of the leaders(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and Helen Litton great-grandniece of Tom Clarke during a ceremony where the East Link bridge was renamed to Tom Clarke Bridge in Ringsend, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tom Clarke, first signatory of the 1916 Proclamation, stands in Irish history alongside O’Donovan Rossa, John Devoy, and Robert Emmet, President Micha(...)

A cross marks the place where James Connolly was executed, sitting in a chair, in the stonebreakers yard at Kilmainham Gaol. photograph: frank miller

Just after the Easter Rising finished and the executions started, The Irish Times prophesised that the rebellion would “pass into history with the equ(...)

Patrick Pearse’s court martial included as evidence a letter to his mother in which he confirmed that the rebels had sought the support of Germany for(...)

Willie Pearse, the brother of Patrick, was the only one of those who were executed to have pleaded guilty at his court martial. Willie Pearse was tr(...)

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