Patrick Pearse was born in Dublin and spent many summers in Rosmuc in Galway learning Irish. He established a school for boys, St. Enda’s School, where children could learn about Irish culture and language.

The public face of the 1916 Rising, Pearse was in charge of the General Post Office (G.P.O.). When the British army overpowered the Irish rebels, it was Pearse who ordered their general surrender in order to save further loss of life. He was tried and executed by a firing squad in Kilmainham Jail on the 3rd of May 1916.

Ruán O'Donnell is head of the History Department at the University of Limerick & the official historian of the Robert Emmet Association. He has written for The Irish Times and several historical publications.

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ISBN/EAN 9781847172624
Author Ruán O'Donnell
Publisher The O'Brien Press
Publication date 19 Feb 2016
Format Paperback
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16 Lives: Patrick Pearse

Part of the 16 Lives series, this biography examines the life of Patrick Pearse, a major figure in the 1916 Rising.

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