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Quiet Man Cottage Museum 

Quiet Man Heritage

Circular Road, Cong, County Mayo, Ireland

Visit the Quiet Man Cottage Museum and relive life in Cong as it was in 1951.

Guided Tours

To take our tour please come to the Quiet Man Cottage Museum, Circular Road in Cong Village.

Guided tours for pre-booked groups around Cong village visit locations from the film such as the dying man's house, Innisfree, Castletown, the river fight scene, hats in the air scene, Reverend Playfairs house, Pat Cohan's Bar and many more.

After the tour explore the Quiet Man Cottage Museum and take in some of the local history.

The 35 minute tour contains lots of information and stories from the making of the Quiet Man, and is a real trip into the past. Let our guide take you on a nostalgic journey into the past.


Dry Canal Cong

Newspaper Articles (1951)

Get a feeling of what life in Cong was like during the filming, by reading from some of the many local newspaper articles of the time.

Sample headings include

  • Hollywood takes over village of Cong
  • Film bar was but a mirage
  • Hollywood invasion of Maam Valley
  • Ireland to star in 'The Quiet Man'
  • Film makers at Ballyglunnin
  • Hollywood stars for concert
  • Film chief praises Irish scenery
  • Cong now full of shining lights
  • Moycullen girl's film part
  • Film stars arriving at the week-end
  • Last of the Quiet Men arrives
  • Wanted a wooden bedstead
  • Guards in the films
  • What Ward Bond had to say
  • Hollywood glamour is make believe

Read on in the Quiet Man Cottage Museum and experience for yourself this unique journey through cinema history.

Archives

Other archival treasures in the Museum include

  • Original first edition of Maurice Walsh's Short Story Collection
  • The Story of Maurice Walsh
  • The Story of Richard Farrelly - author of The Isle of Innisfree
  • Costumes of the time by O'Máilles of Galway
  • Costumes available for you to wear in the cottage by the fireplace for photographs

| Quiet Man Cottage Museum |
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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
Cong
County Mayo
Ireland

Tel: + 353 (0) 94 954 6089
Fax: + 353 (0) 94 954 6448
Email: quiet.man.cong@iol.ie

For accommodation check out the Quiet Man Holiday Cottages website.