Top 10 facts about Patrick Pearse you probably didn’t know on his birthday

10. A member of the Gaelic League – a love for his mother tongue

9. Mr and Mrs Pearse – his familial roots

8. He was the son of a stonemason – the family business

7. His mother and sister were leading the country – a family of politicians

6. He started his own newspaper – the entrepreneur

5. He graduated with top degrees – an educated man

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