The Quiet Man Cottage…from the film starring John Wayne..

The Quiet Man Cottage…from the film starring John Wayne..

This is  a cracking hidden gem for you on your tour of Ireland…especially if you are a John Wayne fan.

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 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, artifacts, 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.

The upstairs of the cottage houses an innovative permanent exhibition detailing the immense wealth of archaeological and historical interest to be found in Cong and it’s environs, dating back to pre-historic times.

The exhibition was compiled by leading Archaeologist Michael Gibbons who has published a new historical guide and map covering the archaeology and history of Cong from 7,000BC up to the 19th Century. Mr Gibbons has previously lectured to the National Geography Society and the Smithsonsian Institute in Washington.

As part of our seven day tour of Ireland it is possible to build in a visit to the cottage with Ireland Luxury Tours…