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|Caption||Presentation of Scoil Éanna to nation (1970)|
|Programme||Presentation to the Nation|
Lynch, John (1917 - 1999)
de Valera, Éamon (1882 - 1975)
An Taoiseach Jack Lynch (left) shakes hands with President Eamon de Valera at the presentation of Scoil Éanna (St Enda's School) in Rathfarnham, County Dublin, to the Irish nation on 23 April 1970. de Valera is about to get into a waiting car; a photographer can be seen first right (back to camera). RTÉ Television broadcast the ceremony of the handover of the school and grounds live on 23 April 1970. The RTÉ Guide pubished an article about the occasion, entitled 'Pearse's Gift to the Nation', in its edition of 17 April 1970.
St Enda's School was founded by Patrick Pearse in 1908 in Ranelagh and moved to Rathfarnham in 1910. It closed in 1935 and was handed over to the nation by trustees of the Pearse family in 1970. The Pearse Museum opened at St Enda's in Rathfarnham in 1979.
|Date of photograph||
(23/Apr/1970 - 23/Apr/1970)