The Quiet Man lives on

In 1951 John Ford's greatest movie "The Quiet Man" starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara and Barry Fitzgerald was made. It was set in the beautiful west of Ireland with filming being centred in the village of Cong on the Mayo-Galway border.

Quiet Man Cottage Museum

Quiet Man Cottage Museum is a novel concept which will give the visitor a total Quiet Man experience as if they were actually 'on-set'. Located by the river at Circular Road, Cong, between actual locations used for the filming, the ground floor of the cottage has been designed as an exact replica of 'White-o-Mornin' Cottage.

Painstaking effort has ensured that all the furnishings, artefacts, costumes etc are authentic reproductions. The four poster bed and the tables and chairs which 'Mary Kate' cherished, the thatched roof, emerald green half door and white washed front combine to charm all those who visit it.

"Quiet Man Cottage Museum" is a must for any Quiet Man enthusiasts, or even those wishing to visit a typical Irish cottage of the 1920's.

Experience for yourself this unique journey into the past

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To take our tour please come to the Quiet Man Cottage Museum, Circular Road, Cong Village, County Mayo.

Guided tours for pre-booked groups around Cong village visit locations from the film such as the dying man's house, Innisfree, Castletown, the river fight scene, 'hats in the air' scene, Rev. Playfairs house, Pat Cohan's Bar and many more.

After the tour explore the Quiet Man Cottage Museum and take in some of the local history.

The 35 minute tour contains lots of information and stories from the making of the Quiet Man, and is a real trip into the past. Let our guide take you on a nostalgic journey into the past.

Cong Hostel
Margaret & Gerry Collins
Lisloughrey, Quay, Cong, Co. Mayo

Tel: + 353 (0) 94954 6089
Fax: + 353 (0) 94954 6448