Sunday 28th February



And it's the Pearse Museum in Rathfarnham by a nose. Well done all concerned ;) The Museum is on the No. 16 bus route from the O'Connell St to Grange Road. 
The Pearse Museum is located in Rathfarnham in the former home and school of Patrick Pearse, the leader of the 1916 Rising. Originally built in the 18th century, the museum building is surrounded by fifty acres of beautiful parkland. In 1910  Pearse moved out to Rathfarnham, bringing his school, Scoil √Čanna, with him. He was an innovative and progressive educator, and the school played a significant role in the Gaelic Revival. It was also from this house that Pearse and his brother, William, left to fight in the 1916 Rising, never to return.
Senator Margaret Pearse bequeathed the house and its contents to the state in 1968 to be used as a memorial to both her brothers. The museum opened in 1979 and has recently undergone major renovations. Its collection consists of documents, furniture, books, artworks and other objects related to the life of Patrick Pearse and his family. The permanent exhibition principally consists of reconstructions of the rooms where Pearse lived and worked. Visitors can thus encounter objects from the collection in their original context. They can also get a sense of what life was like for the pupils of Pearse’s school as they wander around the boys’ dormitory, school museum, school art gallery and chapel. There is a dedicated exhibition of sculptural work by William Pearse, as well as an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions.
We'll keep the starting time at 2:00 as it's out of town and let the temporal experiment continue. So then; 2:00 Sunday at the main entrance or for the cc-dwellers amongst us I reckon the 13:45 will likely bring me out just about fashionable late enough (previous one is 13:15). I'll be getting on at D'lier St stop beside the Screen Cinema. If you're about say hello, mostly hello. But quietly, I'll be hungover. 

If it's your first time sketching don't be nervous about approaching random people with sketchpads. There's no set format on the evening and we kind of spread out very quickly to find things to doodle. We'll be meeting at the end of the session at 4:00 either in a local bar or the museum's cafe if it's open and not too full. If you haven't met anyone by then we'll likely be loitering at the entrance just beforehand. 

Stephen

3 comments:

James Moone said...

Good on ya for emailing and posting the info Stephen

Stephen said...

No hassle. Also for those coming from the city centre it looks like we'll be getting off at Stop 1323,Grange Road,Junction Barton Drive. It's just 5 short stops after Rathfarnham castle, in St. Endas park. The no. 16 is the Ballinteer bus btw. This one here: http://url.ie/57lz :)>

Mary said...

Re those of you who are travelling by the No.16 Bus, best to check with the driver first and possibly get off at the Priory, which is two stops further on down Grange Road. (Hard to make out the entrance from the map!)