Things to See and Do

Cong, Co. Mayo in the West of Ireland

Cong, a delightful village on the north eastern shore of Lough Corrib is most famous as the setting for the film 'The Quiet Man', which starred John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara.

Among the many places to visit here are the 12th century Cong Abbey, Ashford Castle, Cong Wood and of course locations associated with the film. The villagers remember the making of the film as a momentous event which brought world-wide attention to their walled fields and old-fashioned pubs.