Museums of Mayo - museums to visit in County Mayo

Quiet Man Cottage Museum

Circular Road, Cong, County Mayo, Ireland

The Quiet Man lives on

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

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.

Experience for yourself this unique journey into the past

  • Audio Visual Presentation
  • Souvenirs
  • Parking
  • Guide to Locations/Historical Sites

The Wayne Family visited "Quiet Man Cottage Museum " Cong, so can you!

Getting Here

  • Route A
    • Cork - Limerick: N20
    • Limerick - Galway: N18
    • Galway - Cong: N59
  • Route B
    • Shannon - Galway: N18
    • Galway - Cong: N59
  • Route C
    • Belfast - Sligo: A4
    • Sligo - Westport: N5
    • Westport - Cong: N59
  • Route D
    • Dublin - Galway: N6
    • Galway - Cong: N59
  • Car Ferry
    • to either Cork, Dun Laoghaire in Dublin, or Rosslare in Wexford
  • Flying
    • to Galway Airport via Dublin with Aer Lingus
    • to Knock Airport from most European Cities with Ryan Air: The Low Fares Airline
    • to Shannon from most European cities, USA and the rest of the world
  • Car Hire
    • is available at ALL Irish Airports

| Quiet Man Cottage Museum |
| Heritage | History & Archaeology | Activities |

Items of interest to be viewed at the Quiet Man Cottage Museum
| Bed | Black Hat | Book - 'Green Rushes' | Brown Hat | Cap | Clock | Connacht Tribune Newspaper | Dress | Dresser | Fireplace | Harness | Horseshoe | Jacket and Trousers | Shawl | Tandem | Waistcoat | Woollen Hat |

Open Daily from 10am - 5pm

Quiet Man Cottage Museum
Circular Road
County Mayo

Tel: + 353 (0) 94 954 6089
Fax: + 353 (0) 94 954 6448