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, artefacts, 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
Museum opening times: 10am to 4 pm and tours daily at 11am from Easter to October (for prepaid groups at anytime just telephone – 0949546089)
The Quiet Man Festival of Events everyday from April 1st to October 31st. With 3 special weekends The 12th of April, The 14th of June and the 13th of October 2013 Day 1 •Arrive at A Michaeleens Manor B+B (a B&B themed on the movie, with character named bedrooms, which houses the world’s largest collection of Quiet Man photographs) Day 2 •Father Lonergan Breakfast •A guided tour to The Quiet Man Film Locations in Cong village, such as The Dying Mans House, Pat Cohans Bar, The Reverned Playfairs House and The Courting Scene, with Award winning Tour Guide, Gerry Collins who accompanied Maureen o Hara on a reminiscing tour of the locations on her visit to Cong to mark the 60th aniversary of the movie. •A visit to The Quiet Man Museum, which has been visited by The Wayne Family and Maureen o Hara. Opportunity to dress up as characters from the movie.This is a fun packed tour. •The Quiet Man Dinner and The Quiet Man Music with local musician. Day 3 •Mary Kates Breakfasts •Bus tour to Connemara Locations and a visit to Clifden The Capital Of Connemara. •Kylemore Abbey Visit •Visit scene of The Innisfree Race Meet •See White-O-Morn Cottage •The Quiet Man Bridge •Michaeleens Dinner •Viewing Of The Quiet Man Film and Discussion on same. Day 4 •The Widow Tillane Breakfast •Bus Tour To Castletown Railway Station and Ross Errilly Friary The Kiss Scene. Price per person 149 euros per special offer weekend. Price for guided Tour of the Quiet Man film locations daily at 11am cong locations 15 euro per person. Tour to Connemara locations 30 euro per person minimum of 6 people required. Tour to train station and kiss scene 30 euro per person minimum of 6 people required. All tour inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org or 0949546089.