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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ennisbannerman
Ennis, Ireland135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A beautiful centre detailing some of the history of Pádraig Pearse and some of the history of Connemara. The house itself is beautifully restored and is fully accessible and easy to get around. the guide gave a leaflet explaining the history of the house which has been a national monument since the 1940s. The guide was very knowledgeable about Pearse and of the connemara area. The admission charge to the exhibit and cottage is nominal and a great way to spend just over an hour.
Written 15 April 2024
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Gerard O
New Jersey47 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 21 August 2023
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Anna N
Galway, Ireland515 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
Great, relaxed atmosphere in a picturesque setting.
museum is very informative, up to date talks. :)
Written 9 January 2023
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Susanne M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
If you would like to understand more about the landscape and culture in this part of the world this is a great place to come. They have great interactive displays. I love the design of the modern interpretation centre combined with the old cottage. In particular the staff working here elevate the centre - they are so knowledgeable.
Written 1 November 2022
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Waterfordian
Carrick-on-Suir, Ireland120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Our second visit to Pearse's Cottage, having previously visited before the new visitor centre was built. The exhibition is very informative. Our guide, Daire, was very personable and friendly and enjoyed discussing different aspects of Patrick Pearse's life.
Written 29 August 2022
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,868 contributions
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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 26 July 2021
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drlfarrell297
Rostrevor, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Beautiful and historic; v well preserved, and the visitors centre was v helpful. Amazing to think how Ireland was influenced from this small, spartan cottage
Written 13 October 2020
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John M
Lyon, France1,957 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
In the past we have explored the location and surroundings of the Patrick Pearse cottage (Teach an Phiarsaigh), writer and leader of the 1916 Irish Revolution (Rising), off the R340 road, but it was closed on that visit – however, we did get an appreciation of its remote and atmosphereic surroundings.

On a recent visit this year we checked out the new visitor centre (Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh), in Ros Muc, with an interactive exhibition that celebrates the life of Pearse and his contributions to Irish freedom, the Irish language and the culture and landscape of this part of south Connemara. We didn’t have time on this occasion to make the journey across the bog to finally discover the cottage itself, where the great patriot spent his final summer in 1915 – however, we’ll be back!.
Written 1 November 2019
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Cosmona
Ireland26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Tá sé an ait specialta. It's a special place. It's wonderful you are looking at the same landscape as Padraig Pearse. Staff are great and full of knowledge. Lovely to be able use my cupla focail.
Written 28 October 2019
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David S
Düsseldorf, Germany81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Solo
I came here by accident while driving through Conamara.
I did not regret the visit. It was super educational in a positive way. The centre is state of the art and very entertaining. There are many hands on stations where you can discover the history of Irish language as well as Pearse fight for the recognition of it.
Staff is very friendly and helpful. On a rainy Wednesday not crowded. You are definitely smarter after you leave the centre.
Would come back.
Written 28 September 2019
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