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A New Visitor Centre in Connemara Ionad Cuairteoirí Nua i gConamara

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os Muc is a small peninsula, nestled amongst the rocky islands and bays of Connemara's spectacular southern coast. It is one of Ireland's strongest Gaeltacht regions, that is, an area in which Ireland's ancient Celtic language is still the everyday language of the community. This hidden corner of Connemara is an area of spectacular beauty and cultural wealth. This is what attracted Patrick Pearse, the writer, educator, and leader of the 1916 Rising to build himself a traditional 3-bedroom cottage here, on the shores of Loch Oiriúlach, in 1909. Patrick Pearse first visited Ros Muc in 1903. He immediately fell in love with the area and returned regularly in the following years. He purchased a plot of land and began to build a cottage for himself, which was completed in 1909. Here in the cottage he spent his summers between 1909 and 1915, writing, thinking, 16 www.heritageireland.ie

Heritage Ireland Issue 5 Spring 2017  

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