Nestling on the banks of Lough Corrib, Cong is one Ireland's oldest treasures. For years visitors have come from the entire world to marvel at its wonderful scenery and enjoy the welcome that the people of this unique village extend to all. Cong and Mayo are a must for any visitor who wishes to see Ireland the way they imagine it to be. Cong of course is most famous as the location for the John Wayne classic, The Quiet Man. 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, Rev. 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.
The largest lake in the Republic of Ireland is called Lough Corrib. Measuring 68 sq. miles and with 365 islands, this lake is one of the cleanest, most un-spoilt and most scenic in all of Europe. A cruise through this unique waterway is a must while visiting the West of Ireland. In 1977 'Corrib Cruises' began operating on Lough Corrib and today is the longest established and most experienced company cruising these waters. We cruise beautiful Lough Corrib with guided commentary of islands, lake and shoreline. We arrive on the tranquil island of Inchagoil where your guide will take you on a tour of the Monastic ruins of the Island. We return to Cong and have a 5-7 minute stop directly in front of Ashford Castle. The skipper gives a detailed history of this beautiful castle from its 12-century origins to its present. It is the only true way to photograph this magnificent Castle. Please note this option is subject to availability and an additional charge. It can be pre arranged by your driver. Discuss this with him at the beginning of your tour.