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The Quiet Man Heritage Centre.

The Quiet Man Heritage Centre.

The inhabitants of the village of Cong nestling on the shores of Lough Corrib must have been amazed, when in 1951 it was invaded by an American film crew to make what was to turn out to be John Ford's greatest film 'The Quiet Man' starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara (who was a native to Ireland and spoke Irish) and Barry Fitzgerald. Located by the river at Circular Road, Cong, between actual locations used for the filming, the ground floor of the cottage is an exact replica of 'The White o Mornin' Cottage featured in the film.

It must have been something of a homecoming for Ford also as he was born Sean O’Feeney in 1894, in Spiddal, County Galway.

The town of Cong is situated on an island in the middle of the River Cong, the name is derived from the Irish cunga for isthmus or 'narrows' which separates Lough Mask and Lough Corrib.

The museum is a must if you would like to see a typical early twentieth century Irish cottage.

If you happen to be a fishing enthusiast the trout fishing in the area is reckoned to be the best in Europe.

Quiet Man Cottage Museum
Circular Road
County Mayo
Tel: + 353 (0) 94 954 6089
Fax: + 353 (0) 94 954 6448
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