Discover Cong

Cong Ireland is found in County Mayo about an hour’s drive from Westport in the southwest region of Ireland. It’s a small village that is known worldwide as the place where The Quiet Man was filmed which starred John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara.

Nestled right on the border of Galway, Cong is located close to the village of Moytura, which is home to some of Ireland’s most ancient stone monuments and circles dating back to the Neolithic era.

Don’t miss a trip to spectacular Ashford Castle, explore its glorious grounds and see birds of prey up close. You’ll find Ireland’s oldest school of falconry here, learn about the origins of this ancient sport and after, make time for a boat trip on the shimmering waters of Lough Corrib.

What to see in Cong

  • Cong, Abbey
  • Bridge between Galway and Mayo
  • Cross of Cong
  • Cong Love Tokens
  • Cong and The Quiet Man Museum
  • Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara
  • Monks Fishing Hut
  • Cong Nature Trail
  • Fishers of Men memorial
  • Ashford Castle
  • Moytura House

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