Walking Tours

" a must for Quiet Man film fans! "

Walking Tours

Award winning walking tours of The Quiet Man film locations are a must for Quiet Man film fans. The tour lasts one hour and consists of a short, easy stroll around Cong village and features all of the original movie locations filmed in the village including Innisfree, the Pat Cohan’s Bar, the Dying Man’s house, the Reverend Playfair’s House, the courting scenes, the fight scenes, the patty fingers in the Holy water scenes and The Quiet Man commemorative statute. The tour includes entrance to The Quiet Man Museum. The Tour and the Museum are suitable for wheelchair users and mobility scooters.

 

Tours depart from The Quiet Man Museum daily at 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm in June, July and August and at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm in April, May, September and October.

The Locations

 

Visit many of the key locations in and around the village of Cong including:

  • The courting scenes – “Hold onto your hats and no patty fingers if you please!”
  • The Reverend Playfair’s house where Mary Kate and Sean Thornton abandon their chaperon Michaeleen and take off on the tandem – “Can you ride a bike?”
  • The fight scenes – “Have you had enough?”….”Well give a man a hand then”
  • The Pat Cohan Bar – “Over here we pronounce it Cohan”….”A pint of the black stuff”….”Bedad Napoleon I think you have more sense than I have myself”
  • The Bishop’s visit – “Spread out and cheer like protestants!”
  • The dying man’s house – “There’s a big fight in the town”
  • The commemorative statute
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The Stories

 

Hear what happened when Hollywood took over the village of Cong in the summer of 1951 including:

  • The struggle to get funding for the movie
  • The locals’ experience as extras, stand-ins and advisors
  • What the Film Stars and filmmakers said about their time in Ireland
  • Why Cong was chosen as the film location
  • What the actors were like in real life and how they interacted with the locals
  • Recent visits by Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne’s widow and daughters to The Quiet Man Museum
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The Re-Enactments

 

On tour enthusiasts have the opportunity to dress up as the various characters in the movie and re-enact some of the iconic scenes much to everyone’s delight. This is one of the most fun parts of the tour and everyone leaves smiling with lots of great photos.

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