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.

Writings

The Political Writings and Speeches of Pádraig Pearse

Three Lectures on Gaelic Topics

Songs of the Irish Rebels

Specimens from an Irish Anthology

Belgium and Its Schools

Unfinished Autobiography

Collected Writings From An Macaomh

The Wandering Hawk

Aistí as an ‘mBarr Buadh’

Mo Thuairim Féin

Cluichí

Filíocht an Phiarsaigh

Scéalta

The Second Coming of Oisín

Mionn

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)

Arguments in Mac Giolla Brighide Case (1905)

The Law and the Language (1905)

Is The Language Dying? (1905)

How To Solve The Education Problem (1905)

Education in the “West of Ireland” (1905)

Folklore and the Zeitgeist (1906)

About Literature (1906)

Traditionalism (1906)

An Act Of Faith (1906)

In My Garden (1906)

The Peace of The Gael (1906)

The Individual (1906)

The Critic (1906)

The Seóinín (1906)

The Politician and the Gaedhealtacht (1906)

At Christmastide (1906)

The Passing of Anglo-Irish Drama (1907)

Review of Seán Ua Ceallaigh’s “Brian Bóirmhe” (1907)

The Stubborn Gael (1907)

Sgoil Éanna Advertisement (1908)

Is Irish A Living Language? (1908)

A Matter Of Education (1909)

The School and the Nation (1910)

Lecture to Carrick-on-Suir Branch of the Gaelic League (1911)

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)

Letter To The New York Evening Journal (1914)

Speech at Jenkinstown, County Louth (1914)

The Volunteers and The Language (1914)

The Fianna of Fionn (1914)

The Dublin Brigade in Cuala (1915)

Litir go hlar-Dhaltaí Scoile Íde (1915)

The Heart’s Desire (1916)

The Work Before Us (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)