Attractions

Quiet Man Museum

Quiet Man Movie Club

Ashford Castle: Falconry and an Equestrian centre, clay pigeon shooting, archery and golf as well as boat cruises on Lough Corrib.

Restaurants

The Fennell Seed Restaurant

Traditional Irish Music

Crowes Nest pub
Lydons pub

Cong, County Mayo

 

The village Cong in County Mayo is where much of the Quiet Man, starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara, was filmed.

Although you can retrace the steps of the actors throughout the town, there is much more to Cong than just a movie set. The village is small and intimate with excellent pubs.

Also, there is an authentic famine house nearby and the ruins of an old abbey right in the town.

Adjacent to the abbey, you will find a path along the river where you can stroll through one of the loveliest forests in Ireland.

And, best of all, a short distance outside the village is magnificent Ashford Castle, perhaps the most dramatic castle in Ireland. (Indeed it is our favourite.)

If you visit Cong, you must see Ashford Castle. Better yet, stay for a night or two.

Ashford Castle dates from the 12th Century, and you are permitted to stroll around the grounds to get a feeling of what Ireland was like hundreds of years ago even if you are not a resident.

For all the elegance and splendor of Ashford Castle, it is still run by the Irish and you will not find better innkeepers anywhere in the world.

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Ashford Castle Hotel
Cong

There are many opportunities to explore the vast estate with fishing on Lough Corrib, equestrian pursuits, golf, falconry and trail walking.

Ashford Castle has an unsurpassed reputation for providing guests with the very finest rooms and suites.

Each guest room is individually designed to provide stylish personal comforts, from the marble fittings of bathrooms to sumptuous coordinated fabrics and furnishings.

Many of the rooms retain their original features and all are equipped with modern amenities.

The George V Room - Here, guests can luxuriate amid the pristine period decor, admire breathtaking views across the river and choose from world-class menu of modern Irish and International cuisine.

The Connaught Room - is a more intimate venue. This innovative menu will provide guests with the ultimate gastronomic experience.

The tasting menu will be available as 3 course, 5 course or 7 course menu and will be changed regularly according to season and availability.

Drawing Room - A comprehensive snack menu is available from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., offering a selection of sandwiches and cold dishes.

The Prince Of Wales Cocktail Bar, with its comfortable seating and fine wood panelling, offers a full selection of cocktails, liqueurs and brandies.

The Dungeon Bar offers a rare treat for guests with a taste of the traditional spirit of Ireland. At the Dungeon Bar the atmosphere is informal, whether you relax in the company of the resident harpist and singer, or join in the nightly sing-songs.

The Wine Cellars at Ashford Castle stock an extensive selection of international vintages - both classic and rare. A complete list is available from the sommelier.

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