Cong, Ireland: Location for 1952 film, The Quiet Man with John Wayne

John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara Statue in Cong

This evening, I am posting information on the village of Cong in Ireland which is located about 37 miles north of Galway in the west of the country, between Lough Mask and Lough Corrib.
Key attraction of Cong is link with the 1952 John Ford film, The Quiet Man starring John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara and Barry Fitzgerald. Filming was undertaken in the village and at Ashford Castle nearby.

Tourism is a key industry here.

Other facts and information:
  • Population 185.
  • Straddles border of County Galway and County Mayo.
  • Within the village is a ruined church and ruined abbey.
  • Built on an island formed by streams.
  • Home to shops, eateries, pubs and various accommodations for visitors.
Telephone booth and signage in Cong.

Quiet Man House, Cong
Derelict Church, Cong
Pat Cohan Bar and Cong Village


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