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The Quiet Man Museum

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The Quiet Man Museum is a must for any Quiet Man enthusiasts. It is an exact replica of the White O’Morn cottage in the movie. Painstaking effort has ensured that all the furnishings, artifacts and costumes are authentic reproductions. The [...]

The Quiet Man Guided Tour

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Award winning walking tours of The Quiet Man film locations depart daily from The Quiet Man Museum bringing enthusiasts to many of the film locations including the Pat Cohan Bar, the dying man’s house, the Reverend Playfair’s house, the courting [...]

Dinner at Wilde’s Restaurant (The Lodge, Ashford Castle)

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Wilde’s Restaurant has splendid views over the waters of Lough Corrib and is only a five minute walk from Lakeland House. Chef, Jonathan Keane, recently described as ‘one of the country’s most exciting chefs’ creates a variety of delicious dishes [...]

Afternoon Tea in Ashford Castle

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Enjoy the long established tradition of afternoon tea at Ashford Castle, located five minutes walk from Lakeland House. With spectacular views from the comfort of the castle’s elegant interior, take your time to savour every delicious moment. The Afternoon Tea [...]

Arts and Crafts Shopping

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Wander around Cong Ireland’s most beautiful village and explore the art galleries, craft shops, bookshop and Ryan’s Food Emporium for the best fresh fish from the local rivers and lakes and sample local artisan products.

Home made cakes from the Hungry Monk

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Enjoy the wonderful home made cakes at The Hungry Monk Café.

Visit the 10 Caves of Cong

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Discover the ten caves of Cong – a village surrounded by underground streams and caves.

Local Fishing

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Enjoy some of the best inland fisheries in Europe in Lough Mask, Lough Corrib and the river Cong. Salmon, trout, pike and perch can be caught in season.

Swimming

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Swim at the lovely Chalet beach in Lough Corrib located on the Ashford Castle Estate, close to Lakeland House.

Adventure Outdoor Pursuits

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Enjoy archery, clay pigeon shooting, kayaking, woodland zip-wiring, tree climbing and bike trails at Ashford Outdoors. Try orienteering, abseiling, mountain climbing, kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing, gorge walking, raft building, sailing, caving, stand up paddle boarding, rock climbing and obstacle courses at [...]

Horse Riding

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Discover the pleasure of panoramic views of lake, forest and mountain from the back of a sturdy Connemara Pony or Irish Sport Horse at Ashford Equestrian Centre, located 5 minutes walk from Lakeland House. The Ashford Castle Estate, once home [...]

Local Archaeology

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Discover the archaeological and historical wealth of the Cong area described by one of Ireland’s leading archaeologists as Ireland’s premier ritual centre and Ireland’s most significant archaeological site outside of the Boyne Valley.