The Quiet Man Cottage

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Name The Quiet Man Cottage County Mayo Nearest Town Ashford Access Road R345 About The film “The Quiet Man” starring John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara and Barry Fitzgerald was set in the west of Ireland and filmed mainly in Cong.

It probably had more influence on the development of the Irish tourist industry than any promotion ever undertaken by the Irish Tourism authorities in their history.

The film, made in 1952, won the Oscar in the Best Director Award for John Ford and projected a fairytale and beautifully enchanting image of Ireland that lasts to this day with many Americans.

Millions of them travelled to the west of Ireland in the following decades, inspired to do so by what they saw on the silver screen.

The Quiet Man Cottage Museum has gone to painstaking efforts to ensure that all the furnishings, artifacts, costumes etc are authentic reproductions.

The four poster bed and the tables and chairs which ‘Mary Kate’ cherished, the thatched roof, emerald green half door and white washed front combine to charm all those who visit it

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