Pearse Street (Irish: Sráid an Phiarsaigh) is one of the longest streets in Dublin and varies in use along its length. It is named after the Irish revolutionaries, Patrick Pearse and his brother William, who were born there. It was previously called Great Brunswick Street.
Its western end meets College Street near Townsend Street. Trinity College, Dublin forms its southern side here, with a Garda station to the north. As one proceeds east, Tara Street joins it along with a fire station and a hotel. The DART crosses Pearse street besides St. Mark's church, and east of that is the former Antient Concert Rooms where W. B. Yeats’ play The Countess Cathleen was first performed 8 May 1899 and James Joyce won an award for singing at the Feis Ceoil 16 May 1904. No. 43 is the former Erasmus Smith Commercial and Civil Service School, a bank and pub bracket the junction with Lombard Street, with Trinity College and the railway station and Goldsmith Hall opposite each other on Westland Row.
Further east along the street is the Pearse Street Public Library, which has the Gilbert Library and the City Archives on its first floor. The street then becomes residential, including Pearse Square, until the junction with Macken Street, near Grand Canal Dock, where factories are found.
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- Map of Pearse Street
- Link with details of St. Marks' Church
- Views critical of TCDs' maintenance of part of Pearse Street