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The Cong Heritage Trail

#9 of 28 things to do in Cong Features Animals
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... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
Cong, Ireland
A wonderful walk through a beautiful forest

We walked through a number of the trail areas from Ashford Castle out to the Village of Cong and... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Poway, California
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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...More

Thank William_Wilde
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...More

1  Thank Chief1797
Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank Donna I
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....More

Thank ballyverde
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank dunadan
Reviewed 9 August 2015

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

Thank Marie H
Reviewed 27 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
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...More

1  Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Bornfree04
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank eonaLondon
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