Pádraig Pearse (1879-1916) was a barrister, schoolteacher, poet, playwright as well as a prominent member of the Gaelic League, Irish Volunteers and eventually the Irish Republican Brotherhood. In 1916, the IRB alongside the Irish Citizen Army (ICA) led by James Connolly and Cumann na mBan staged the Easter Rising against British rule in Dublin. Following its eventual defeat, Pearse alongside fifteen other leaders of the rebellion were executed. Pearse today is beloved as a martyr and a hero and his collected writings and speeches are revered in Irish nationalist circles.


The Political Writings and Speeches of Pádraig Pearse

Specimens from an Irish Anthology

Three Lectures on Gaelic Topics

Belgium and Its Schools

The Wandering Hawk

Collected Writings From An Macaomh

Songs of the Irish Rebels

Aistí as an ‘mBarr Buadh’





The “Irish” Literary Theatre (1899)

Here and There in Cork (1902)

The Be-All And The End-All (1904)

Ulster (1904)

Hungary and Ireland (1904)

Nationality and Gaelicism (1904)

What Is A National Language? (1905)

Language and Nationality (1905)

About the United States (1905)

The National Holiday (1905)

Is The Language Dying? (1905)

How To Solve The Education Problem (1905)

About Literature (1906)

In My Garden (1906)

The Passing of Anglo-Irish Drama (1907)

The Stubborn Gael (1907)

A Matter Of Education (1909)

The School and the Nation (1910)

Some Aspects of Irish Literature (1912)

St. Enda’s (1913)

Vision and Courage: The Gaelic League’s Place In Irish History (1914)

Appeal To Irish America For St. Enda’s Funding (1914)

The Volunteers and The Language (1914)

The Fianna of Fionn (1914)

The Dublin Brigade in Cuala (1915)

The Heart’s Desire (1916)

Are We At War With England? (1916)

Manifesto To The Citizens of Dublin (1916)

Irish War News Vo. 1 (1916)

Final Address to Volunteers (1916)

The Order For Surrender (1916)

Letter To His Mother (1916)

Address to Court Martial (1916)

Final Letter to His Mother (1916)