‘From A Hermitage to Harlem’
Posted on February 12, 2014
This is the first of a programme of lectures on the Irish Revolution by The People's College. Brian Crowley's lecture posed the question of why Patrick Pearse, one of the leading cultural nationalists and educationalists of his day, was willing to support Home Rule in 1914 but at Easter 1916 was proclaimed the President of the Irish Republic declared by the republican insurgents.
The lecture was delivered in the INTO building on Parnell Square on the 5th of February 2014.
Brian Crowley is the curator of the Pearse Museum in St Enda's in Rathfarnham in Dublin.
He is the author of Patrick Pearse -- A Life in Pictures.