A visit to the rugged Connemara region where you will be in awe of the stark beauty of this hidden valley and stopping off at Cong village is a must during your tour of Ireland. The little village of Cong was the film set to the classic Oscar winning movie ‘The Quietman’ starring Hollywood legends John Wayne and Maureen O Hara. Maybe put your camera skills to the test and take time to reenact the famous scene yourselves! The spectacular and luxurious Ashford Castle here in Cong village is where much of the movie was filmed, the town and castle area remain almost unchanged since 1952 and Cong’s connection with the movie have made it a favorite attraction with tourists since. Stroll around this area and soak up the atmosphere of a bygone era or simply relax with a coffee (or something stronger if you prefer!) enjoying the views across Lough Corrib, the largest lake in Ireland.