Patrick Pearse

Patrick Pearse : Radical Educator

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Patrick Pearse, teacher, poet, and one of the executed leaders of the 1916 Rising has long been a central figure in Irish history. The book provides a radically new interpretation of Patrick Pearse's work in education, and examines how his work as a teacher became a potent political device in pre-independent Ireland. The book provides a complete account of Pearse's educational work at St Enda's school, Dublin where a number of insurgents such as William Pearse, Thomas McDonagh and Con Colbert taught. The author draws upon the recollections of past-pupils, employees, descendants of those who worked with Pearse, founders of schools inspired by his work - including the descendants of Thomas McSweeny and Louis Gavan Duffy - and a vast array of primary source material to provide a comprehensive account of life at St Enda's and the place of education within the 'Irish-Ireland' movement and the struggle for independence.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 288 pages
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • 0752480782
  • 9780752480787

About Dr. Brendan Walsh

Dr Brendan Walsh is a lecturer in history and policy at Dublin City University. He holds Masters and a PhD in Education, and is currently completing a second PhD at Cambridge University. He has twice been nominated for President's Award for Excellence in Teaching.show more