Ionad Culturtha an Phiarsaigh, Conamara

Ionad Culturtha an Phiarsaigh, Conamara

Ionad Culturtha an Phiarsaigh, Conamara
4.5
9:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:45 AM - 4:00 PM
About
A new visitor centre in Ros Muc in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht that tells the story of Patrick Pearse, and brings visitors on a journey of discovery through the language, culture and landscape of this stunning part of south Connemara. Visit Teach an Phiarsaigh, the cottage where Patrick Pearse, writer, educator and leader of the 1916 Rising, spent his summers, and explore his legacy. Interactive exhibition in the new visitor centre brings to life the unique landscape, language and culture of southern Connemara that inspired Pearse’s work. Take the scenic looped walk across the bog from the visitor centre to Pearse’s cottage. And learn about contemporary life in Connemara, and how the Irish language, Gaelic sports and traditional music are part of everyday life. Situated on the Wild Atlantic way, on the R340 from Galway city, and from the N59 that links Galway city to Clifden via Maam Cross. Approx. driving times: Galway City 75 mins. Clifden 45 mins. Maam Cross 15 mins
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Gerard O
New Jersey49 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
I was disappointed in my visit here, the center seems to be a box ticking exercise by the Irish government to tackle the legacy of Padraig Pearse . There is little or no mention of Pearse’s life’s work to rid Ireland of English Rule.

Rather this center deals with the nature of Connemara , Pearse’s work with the Irish Language as an Educator. Precious little is mentioned of Pearse’s central role in the 1916 rising and his subsequent execution. We get some random facts about IRA activities locally during the War of Independence.

It’s telling that the personal family photos of Pearse in the Cottage are not titled or explained, nothing is mentioned of Pearse’s legacy in terms of the Irish State and it’s subsequent evolution.

In all a shameful white washing of a selfless patriot by an Embarrassed and uncomfortable modern a Irish State.

It’s telling that few people turn up here as it offers little in terms of a explanation of Pearse and his fellow patriots.

The folks working here were very nice .
Written August 21, 2023
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ClanNaGaelige
Cavan, Ireland76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Family
This cottage is a must see, especially if you are following the Wild Atlantic Way by car in Connemara.
This cottage was commisioned by Padraig Mac Phiarsaigh (Patrick Pearse) as a summer home in the early 1900s. Between it's walls echo the words of the 1916 Proclamation which were drafted by Padraig and others during visits to the cottage.

We were greeted by two very friendly and informative tour guides. The cost, for us, as a family was €8, which is a small price to pay to keep this important monument open.
Well worth a visit by all, not just oversees visitors.
Written July 11, 2014
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Galway129
Galway, Ireland51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Very informative visitor centre and lovely walk up to the cottage with information points on the way about the area, flora and fauna. Lovely view out across the lake when you walk down to the right of the cottage. Couple seats there to sit and take it all in. The centre and cottage has free admission on the first Wednesday of every month. Nice little cafe in the visitor centre and ample parking outside.
Written July 14, 2019
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Elizabeth D
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Decided to take a look inside this really ugly building in hope that it would redeem itself. Greeted by surly staff who waved at notice board when asked the entry fee, and to whom it was paid. No bank cards taken - this seemingly justified another growl from the attendant. Although we did have cash with us we decided to reverse out the door. Won't be back!
Written November 7, 2017
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Tracey H
Meath, Ireland30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Solo
If you are at all interested in the history of Ireland's struggle for independence and you are in Connemara you have to visit this place. It is a wee cottage (and it is very wee!) bought by Pearse and where he did some of his writing. It has been so nicely preserved and is well presented. I got a real sense of what the place meant to him. The staff were very friendly and very knowledgeable.

It isn't wheelchair accessible though so that will be a problem for some.
Written November 11, 2014
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Niamh O
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Business
We had an excellent tour of the cottage with our guide Larry who was extremely knowledgeable. The staff in the visitor centre were very polite and helpful. Would definitely recommend.
Written September 7, 2018
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annaheussaff
Dublin, Ireland110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Highly recommended for everyone interested in Ireland's independence struggle, our native language and its revival movement, Connemara's Gaeltacht coastal communities, resources and natural history... a lovely new visitor centre with access and really helpful guides at the cottage built by Patrick Pearse/Pádraig Mac Piarais in 1909, and in a beautifully scenic location in Ros Muc.

Tá foireann an ionaid fíorchairdiúil agus cuiditheach, tá caifé deas ar an láthair (agus spás lasmuigh a bhféadfaí cúpla planda deas a chur leis) agus bhí an treoraí ag Teach an Phiarsaigh, Máirtín, fíorlách agus an-eolach go deo ar scéal na háite. An t-aon locht a bhí agam ar an ionad ná dreach an fhoirgnimh lasmuigh, nach luíonn go rómhaith leis an timpeallacht, ach tá cuma iontach uirthi laistigh.
Written August 11, 2018
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Rita C
County Donegal, Ireland5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
I visited this location lately and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. There are very interesting interactive exhibitions, with culture, history and heritage easily accessible to all. The house was very well restored and we listened to a very interesting talk on Padraig Pearse and life in the area at that time. It is set in a very picturesque location, this just added to the ambience.
We had a quick snack in the cafe also. The scones were delicious. Staff in all of the locations were very friendly and knowledgeable.
Written July 24, 2018
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Pat M
Belfast, UK52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
We travelled to Patrick Pearse's cottage on the way to Connemara National Park. It is only when you reach the cottage and see the view of the lake from the cottage that you realise how beautiful it is and why Pearse was so attracted to it. The tour guides were very friendly and informative. The significance of it was brought home when the tour guide told us that Pearse wrote the speech for O'Donovan Rossa's funeral here. Sadly he was never to return to the cottage after he left for Dublin to make the speech in August 1915. For those with an interest in Irish history this is a must. Glad to see an information centre being built (it is to be ready for October 2016). Some may feel it doesn't fit with the rural setting of the cottage but I think it is a fitting tribute to Pearse.
Written July 31, 2016
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland10,876 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Solo
I love what they have done here at Padraig Pearse's Cottage, a superb interpretive centre has been built with modern Interactive audio visual displays about Pearse and the Irish language and culture.
There are brand new catering facilities and toilets snd Pearse's Cottage is a short walk along a circular looped path across the bog.
The cottage is wonderful, lovingly restored and tended. Pearse's room is on the right of the front door where he wrote his famous funeral oration for the O'Donovan-Rossa. The kitchen/living area is in the centre with the guest bedroom to the left. Lots of display boards both inside the house which has replica furnishings and outside.
It's s wonderful, quiet place with a palpable sense of history.
Big free car park abd the €5 entry fee is currently waived due to the fact that the OPW is trying to promote domestic tourism post covid.
Written July 26, 2021
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