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 [...]

Visit Cong Abbey

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Explore the 12th Century Cong Abbey & the Monk's Fishing House

Get off the beaten track

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Enjoy the beautiful lake shore, forest and nature walks and cycles around Cong. A real gem is the Cong to Clonbur trail – discover the Pigeon Hole cave, the gorgeous White Island, and Big Island with its lovely animal wooden carvings and loop back to Cong via the karst limestone landscape.

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Boating

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Take a cruise on Lough Corrib or hire a rowing boat and explore the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland with its 365 islands

Wild Atlantic Way

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Explore the beautiful Bay Coast section of the Wild Atlantic Way - less than 40 minutes from Cong

Circling the Great Western Lakes

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Take a breath taking loop from Cong through the Maam Valley and Connemara circling the Great Western Lakes and experience this beautiful region Wild Atlantic Way region

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Wander around Cong

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Experience one of Ireland's most beautiful villages and the only village that featured on TripAdvisor's Top Ten Irish destinations in 2018

Walk the Old Road

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Enjoy the Seanbothar walk (translated as the Old Road in Irish/Gaelic) through the Connemara countryside

Hike or cycle around Connemara

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Prepare to be blown away by mesmerising scenery

Climb Mount Gable

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Enjoy breathtaking scenery as you climb Mount Gable - a gentle mountain climb suitable for all abilities

Take to the water

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Have fun kayaking along the Cong River to Lough Corrib

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 [...]

Arts and Crafts Shopping

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Savor the award winning food village with its artisan craft shops and Ryan's Food Emporium for the best fresh fish from the local rivers and lakes.

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 Cong Camping. 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.

Visit the Joyce Country and Western Lakes Geopark

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The landscape of the Joyce Country and Western Lakes geopark is characterised by a contrast between the uplands of the Partry Mountains and Maumtrasna, the Maumturk mountains, Ben Beg, Lugnabrick and Mount Gable to the West and the lowlands starting at the shores of Loughs Mask, Carra and Corrib to the East. The Geopark is a fine example of a glacial landscape which features numerous sediments and habitats, as well as a Karst landscape around Cong.

Visit the Museum of Country Life

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Immerse yourself in the unique stories, rich heritage and fascinating cultural traditions of our rural ancestors at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life - in Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, only 40 minutes from Cong. Free admission to explore bygone crafts and skills, traditional farming and fishing practices, ancient customs, festivals and life in the home.

Visit Galway - City of the Tribes!

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Soak up the wonderful atmosphere in this medieval city, only 40 minutes from Cong. Enjoy the weekend markets, take a stroll on Shop Street, listen to the buskers, have a pint or an ice-cream and do some shopping.