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The Cong Heritage Trail

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Address: Cong, Ireland

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Trail around the local Heritage Sites.

The Cong Heritage Trail was created some years ago and is maintained by the local Heritage Society. There is a trail leaflet which describes the heritage sites around the village... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
Cong, Ireland
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Cong, Ireland
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

The Cong Heritage Trail was created some years ago and is maintained by the local Heritage Society. There is a trail leaflet which describes the heritage sites around the village and is available from local shops. Each site has a a number allocated to it which matches the number on the leaflet. The trail starts at the Abbey oppposite the... More 

Thank William_Wilde
Poway, California
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We walked through a number of the trail areas from Ashford Castle out to the Village of Cong and back, each time taking a different route.The woods surrounding the trails are beautiful and full of photo opportunities. The only caution I would offer is if you decide to detour from any marked trails, make sure you know where you are... More 

1 Thank Chief1797
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

We walked from Ashford castle to Cong and back to the castle. This little town has so much to offer!! Chapel ruins, John Wayne references, a beautiful river and a lovely quiet forest. There are several restaurants and a park for relaxing! Had to rent the Quiet Man movie and watched it on the way home!! Loved the town even... More 

Thank Donna I
Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

My daughter and I enjoyed a lovey tour with our tour guide Frank Thorton....yes that's right Thorton was his name. Frank was dlightful. He knew word for word everything said by Maureen O'Hara and John Wayne at each location bringing the classic movie to life. Our tour group was very small and personal accomodating my wheelchair and ending in a... More 

Thank ballyverde
Lynnwood, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

We knew about Glebe Stone Circle from our tourist map, but the other sites on the Heritage Trail were new finds for us, and provided us an entertaining couple of hours exploration around Cong before heading back into Galway for the night. The stone circles are very cool, and although it can be tricky finding a spot to pull off,... More 

Thank dunadan
Derry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2015

really enjoyable following this route. good fun visiting all the sites used in the film, enjoyed the local pubs

Thank Marie H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We were drawn to Cong to see the area where the Quiet Man was filmed. The town was lovely and the scenery was delightful! It was definitely worth the stop!

1 Thank Kim G
Arundel, Maine
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

Rose and I took off for the forests of Cong along the Red Loop Trail. It starts out back of the ancient ruined abbey, crosses a fly-fishing river past the Monks Hut, and enters a mature forest with dense undergrowth. The trail is well-marked but does intersect others, so keep an eye out. It was muddy, too, from days of... More 

1 Thank Joseph C
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Connemara Mountains, lakes, sheep, cattle, wild flowers, neat little roads that were like mountain trails throughout the area were so inviting to us who live in a large city. We really enjoyed the rural beauty. The people are so friendly and helpful and the pub food was excellent. We loved seeing the ruins of old castles & abbeys as we... More 

Thank Bornfree04
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

We came 10 years ago and always wanted to return. A lovely sunny day we followed the walk, using an old map of the ' Quiet Man ' film locations. You can see why it was chosen as a film set, the Abbey Churches the River with views of Ashford Castle. A bit disappointed with the 5€ fee to visit... More 

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