Traveling from Galway to Derry our coach tour bus stopped for a guided walking tour of Cong where the film “The Quiet Man” was filmed in the 1950s. Our tour guide was named Jerry and he was absolutley full of knowledge about both the film and the town of Cong having been born and raised there. The tour was interactive in which some of our tour members “re-enacted” parts of the film at locations where the filming was actually done. It was very much fun and we all had a good laugh.
After the walking tour, we went into the museum and took part in another skit. We dressed in period clothing and were "directed" by Jerry to perform minor bits. Many more laughs were had by our entire group. This was a very fun stop for all of us. We were probably in Cong for about and hour and a half.
There is a gift shop on the upper floor of the museum. A small, narrow staircase is required to access it. Once in the shop, the aisles are very narrow and the shop is small. There are some unique "The Quiet Man" movie souvenirs for purchase.
The town of Cong is small and quaint. The River Cong flows through town and has some beautiful settings for photos. We enjoyed our time in Cong a great deal.
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