Cong is an ideal base for touring the entire region, as it is centrally situated to Westport, Knock, Connemara, Galway, and The Burren area of County Clare.
Within 5 minutes
Quiet Man Cottage Museum - http://www.museumsofmayo.com/quietman.htm
The Quiet Man museum is a replica of the "White-O-Mornin" cottage in the movie and offers a tour showing visitors through the movie locations. Other areas of beauty include the old ruins of Cong Abbey and Monastery, The Monks fishing hut, walks in the majestic woods and Irelands First school of Falconry.
Falconry – http://www.falconry.ie/
Horse-riding - http://www.rideatashford.com/
Boat Trips - http://www.corribcruises.com
Archery & Clay Pigeon Shooting
Within 35 mins
National Museum of Ireland – Museum of Country Life - http://www.museum.ie/en/intro/country-life.aspx
Knock Shrine - http://www.knock-shrine.ie/
Within 1 hour
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens - http://www.kylemoretourism.ie
Connemara National Park - http://www.connemaranationalpark.ie/
Foxford Woolen Mills - http://www.foxfordwoollenmills.com
Within 1.5 hours
Achill Island - http://www.achilltourism.com/
Ceide Fields - http://www.museumsofmayo.com/ceide.htm
County Galway is home to Connaught’s only city, Galway City. It rests on the River Corrib which flows from Lough Corrib and has a population of about 70,000. Tourists enjoy exploring Galway city as there is a substantial amount of indoor and outdoor activities available. The River Corrib and Atlantic Ocean offer angling, diving, boating and an array of other water sports. Walking, biking and horseback riding are also popular outdoor activities in Galway City. Focal points to be seen within the city are the famous Spanish Arch, Claddagh and The Cathedral to name just a few. Galway is known as Ireland cultural capital, as it is easy to see why. Galway has a number of theatres and clubs many of which hold traditional productions. It also has a number of festivals throughout the year such as The Galway Races, The Galway Arts Festival, The Oyster festival and many more.
The Lodge is situated a 35 minute drive from Galway city but just a 2 minute drive from the border of County Galway.
Galway City is a popular destination for weddings with traditional wedding venues such as its large cathedrals and small cosey churches. The Lodge would be an ideal venue to have a wedding reception after a marriage ceremony in Galway.
Other things to see and do in County Galway
• Mill Museum - Tuam
• The Aran Islands - located in Galway Bay - Aran Islands
• Teach an Phiarsaigh – Rosmuc (Patrick Pearse's Cottage )