Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsaigh, in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht, on the Wild Atlantic Way. It was here that Patrick Pearse, writer, educator and leader of the 1916 Rising built a cottage for himself on the shores of Loch Oiriúlach in 1909.
The Visitor Centre houses a fascinating interactive exhibition dealing with Pearse's legacy, and exploring the things that drew Pearse to Connemara, the area's unique landscape and history, and the ancient gaelic culture and language which is still alive in the area today. 21st century Connemara, which maintain's the traditions of the past, while looking to the future, is also celebrated.
Visitors can take the short stroll from the Centre across the bog up to Pearse's cottage itself, left just as it was when he departed for the final time in 1915, and meet the local guides who are steeped in Connemara's vibrant culture. Visitors can also sample local delicacies at our café, and take a break from the road, which looking out on Connemara's lakes and mountains.