Pearse Cottage is located in Ros Muc, in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht. It was here that Patrick Pearse, leader of the 1916 rebellion against British rule, built a summer cottage for himself.
In the visitor centre you can explore the things that drew Pearse to Connemara – the area’s unique landscape and the ancient Gaelic culture and language which is still alive today. You will get a warm welcome and an insight into the local culture.
Pearse would have been inspired by the beauty of the landscape for poems and short stories such as ‘Eoghainín na nÉan’ and ‘Íosagán’, which he wrote in the area.
The people he talked to and the stories he heard would also have influenced his short stories and their characters.
A short stroll across the bog will take you to the cottage itself. You will find it just as it was when Pearse left for the last time in 1915.