"Not just the Quiet Man!" Top 5 Page for this destination Cong by Ruai

Cong Travel Guide: 30 reviews and 49 photos

Cong, a small village on the borders of Galway and Mayo, was the setting in 1951 for a film called 'The quiet man' starring Maureen O'Hara and John Wayne. Since then it has made its living from tourism initially inspired by the lovely scenery shown by the film. However Cong was and is a very interesting place in its own right, with much to see and do. Its a great place to base yourself if you want to explore the Lough Corrib area.

P.S. If you havn't seen the film, don't worry, every accomodation place in the village shows it every night ;-)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Scenery, sites
  • Cons:Crowds (sometimes!)
  • In a nutshell:Peace and tranquility
  • Last visit to Cong: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • BeatChick's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2006 at 9:14 AM

    Are you KIDDING - I LOVE the film!! One of my favorites. Fascinating architectural details of Cong Abbey - beautiful - love the arch photo. Love reading your tips on Cong, my friend. :)

  • May 15, 2006 at 10:14 AM

    Hi Ruaidhri, Thank you for dropping by. Interesting tips on Cong. Thank you too, for sharing. Regards.


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