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Patrick Pearse, the Face of the Rising / Patrick Pearse – The Victorian Gael

13:30 - 15:00

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Four Courts, Court 3

Introduced by David Murphy, Business Editor, RTÉ

Patrick Pearse, the Face of the Rising

How Patrick Pearse became the public ‘face’ of the Rising and how that has shaped our perceptions of the Rising and Pearse himself. How did he help turn a military defeat into the founding event of the modern Irish State.

Brian Crowley, curator of the Pearse Museum, St Enda’s, Rathfarnham


Patrick Pearse – The Victorian Gael

Pearse was twenty-two years old when Queen Victoria died in 1901.The talk will trace the wide range of literary and cultural influences that shaped Pearse’s mentality as cultural activist, teacher and revolutionary. These influences reveal that Pearse was typical of a wider European generation that shared similar ideas about the role of education in forming ‘character’ and in cultivating a disposition towards self-sacrifice.

Pat Cooke, Lecturer at the School of Art History and Cultural Policy, University College Dublin


Photograph courtesy of the RTÉ Archives


Abbey Theatre, An Garda Siochana, Association of Professional Genealogists Ireland, Band of An Garda Siochana, Buswells Hotel, Capuchin Friary, Century Ireland, Cobblestone, Conradh na Gaeilge, Dubray Books Grafton Street, Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band, Dublin Institute of Technology, Eason’s O’Connell Street, Gallery of Photography. Garda Historical Society, Generator Hostel, Glasnevin Trust, Grafton Barbers, Hodges Figgis Dawson Street, Irish Film Archive, Irish Veteran & Vintage Car Club. John Shevlin Millinery, Little Museum of Dublin, Louis Copeland & Sons, Manning's Bakery, Massey Funeral Directors, Maynooth University, Merrion Square Artists Association, National College of Art and Design, National Library of Ireland, National Museum at Collins Barracks, National Transport Museum of Ireland, NUI Galway, Poetry Ireland, Queen's University Belfast, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association, Royal Hibernian Academy, St Michan's Church of Ireland Parish, St Michan's Roman Catholic Parish, St Vincent de Paul, SIPTU, The Four Courts, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, University College Dublin, University of Limerick, University of Ulster, Whyte’s Irish Art & Collectables, National Print Museum, Irish Guild of Weavers Spinners & Dyers, ICA, Feltmakers Ireland, Irish Woodturners Guild, Doran Barber Shop The Pram Doctor, The Merrion Square Artists Association, The Dice Bar, Third Space, The Family Resource Centre St. Michael’s Estate, Brown Bag Films, The Stoneybatter and Smithfield People’s History Project, The Revenue Museum,

RTÉ would like to gratefully acknowledge the support and participation of the individual speakers who were kind enough to share their research and private collections with the public as part of the RTÉ Reflecting the Rising project. A big thanks also to the many volunteers and actors who gave their time so generously to help make RTÉ Reflecting the Rising a memorable and successful day.

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