Pearse family

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  1. Margaret Mary Pearse

    Margaret Mary Pearse


    Margaret Mary Pearse (24 August 1878 – 7 November 1968) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and teacher. She was the sister of Patrick Pearse, one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. She was first elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin County constituency at the 1933 general election. She was defeated at 1937 general election but was elected to the Administrative Panel of the 2nd Seanad. She served in the Seanad until her death in 1968. Her mother Margaret Pearse also served as a TD in the 1920s.

  2. Patrick Pearse

    Patrick Pearse


    Patrick Henry Pearse (also known as Pádraic or Pádraig Pearse; Irish: Pádraig Anraí Mac Piarais; An Piarsach; 10 November 1879 – 3 May 1916) was an Irish teacher, barrister, poet, writer, nationalist and political activist who was one of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916. Following his execution along with fifteen other leaders, Pearse came to be seen by many as the embodiment of the rebellion.

  3. Willie Pearse

    Willie Pearse


    William "Willie" Pearse Irish: Liam Mac Piarais (15 November 1881 – 4 May 1916) was an Irish republican executed for his part in the Easter Rising. He was a younger brother of Patrick Pearse, a leader of the rising.

  4. Margaret Pearse

    Margaret Pearse

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    Margaret Pearse (née Brady; 12 February 1857 – 22 April 1932) was an Irish politician. She was born in Dublin, her father's family were from County Meath. In 1877 married James Pearse (his second marriage), a Dubliner who was originally from Birmingham. She was the mother of Patrick Pearse, one of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916, who was executed soon after the rising. Another son Willie Pearse was also executed after the 1916 Easter Rising.

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