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Boy Republic: Patrick Pearse and the Weapon of Education

Biography & autobiography


by
Brendan Walsh

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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 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 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 or 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.

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 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… (more)

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 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 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 or 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.

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