The Quiet Man
The Quiet Man put the small village of Cong in Co. Mayo on the map and took Ireland to the big screens worldwide. Starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara, The Quiet Man was released in 1952 and single handedly turned Cong into one of Ireland’s major tourist destinations. The village know has a Quiet Man statue, you can have tea in The Quiet Man Café, and you can stay in one of the many hotels named after film locations. Or if the budget fits, the majestic Ashford Castle which is also in Cong Village.
Even as recently as 2019 the railway station used in the film was re-opened due to actor Liam Neeson and a crowd funding project:
Cong is also known as the West of Ireland’s answer to Disneyland: https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/the-quiet-man-changed-cong-forever-26671775.html
The Quiet Man Museum is in the centre of Cong Village and open from April to October each year. The Quiet Man Museum is the hub for fans of the movie. Located in a replica of White O Morn cottage and offering many different services including a cinema showing the movie, chauffeured tours, memorabilia and more. You can also enjoy walking tours of the filming locations, and no visit to Cong is complete without a visit to The Quiet Man statue.