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Ros Muc Connemara County Galway Ireland
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Rocmuck   ~   Carna
Ros Muc is situated on the west coast of Ireland, in the County of Galway and in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht.

It is neighboured on one side by the parish of Carraroe to the south and by the parish of Carna to the west. The word Ros Muc comes from the old Irish. Ros meaning peninsula and Muc meaning rounded hills, the peninsula of rounded hills. 

A typical country boreen and stone wall in Rosmuc Connemara
It is estimated that people first settled in Ros Muc in 400 A.D., one hundred years before Naomh Briocan brought Christianity to the area. That is to say that there are people in Ros Muc for one thousand five hundred years. Irish is the predominantly spoken language. The District Electoral Division of Turlough, Ros Muc, state that Ros Muc is the most strongly Irish-speaking area in the country. According to an analysis of the census a total of 91.9% of adults over nineteen years old said they spoke Irish on a daily basis. The population of Ros Muc is estimated to be around five hundred people. For the past thirty years there has been a decline in the population, this is mainly due to emigration, although the tide of emigration has subsided in recent years due to the robust nature of the Irish economy.
Patrick Pearse (1879 - 1916)

The executed leader of the 1916
uprising, spent some of his leisure
time in this modest thatched cottage where he took the opportunity
to improve his knowledge of the Irish language among the local speakers.

The interior, although burned during the War of Independence, has been reconstructed and contains a number of mementoes of Pearse, the idealistic school teacher, whose rebellion and death are considered to have been a turning point in Irish history. Guided tours available on request. Access for people with disabilities is restricted.
A view of the countryside in Rosmuck Connemara



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