Patrick Pearse and Donegal 1915

Patrick Pearse visited the county on a number of occasions. The Donegal Historical Society museum at Rossnowlagh has a letter from Pearse to an O’Boyle family in the county who wanted to send their son to Pearse’s school at St. Enda’s College, Rathfarnham, Dublin. Most people remember Pearse for the Rising of 1916 but he was a school founder, headmaster and reformer also. The school is now a  museum. Many Donegal families sent their sons here as it was a…