Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh is located in Ros Muc, in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht, on the Wild Atlantic Way.

This state-of-the-art visitor centre celebrates the culture, and landscape of the Connemara Gaeltacht. The area’s unique heritage attracted Patrick Pearse, leader of the 1916 Rising, to spend his summers here in the early 20th century.

Visitors can explore the interactive exhibition, and then take a short stroll through the landscape, up to Pearse’s original cottage, which he had built in 1909.

  • In the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht, on the Wild Atlantic Way
  • Patrick Pearse, writer, educator and leader of the 1916 Rising built a cottage for himself on the shores of Loch Oiriúlach in 1909
  • Interactive exhibition and stroll through the landscape

Opening Times:

Open daily: 09:30 – 18:00

June to October: 09:30 – 18:00
November to May: 09:30 – 16:00

Last admission 45 minutes before closing
Average length of visit: 1 – 1.5 hours.

Restricted access for visitors with disabilities
The Café is currently closed.
Note: Check website for updates before travelling


Adult: €5.00.
Group/Senior: €4.00
Child/Student: €3.00
Family: €13.00

Useful Information

PARKING: Car & Coach parking available

ACCESSIBILITY: Restricted access for visitors with disabilities

Getting There

Located in Ros Muc, in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht off R340 road.

Map Location: 53.388078, -9.618536
Contact Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh, Connemara

Ros Muc, Co. Galway, Ireland

Eircode: H91 DW9A
T: +353 (0)91 574 292
W: heritageireland.ievisitplaces-to-visitionad-culturtha-an-phiarsaigh-connemara-pearse-cottage
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