Cong Hands of Fame

Cong welcomed the Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh and Mr Ryan TubridyRose of Tralee Maria Walsh to the first ever unveiling of the Cong Hands of Fame on a beautiful Sunday morning. The crowd was gathered by 10am to see the arrival of the Lord and Lady Mayor of Cong in a horsedrawn carriage.

Shortly afterwards the Rose of Tralee arrived in her chauffeur driven car. 

But where was Mr Tubridy? The Late, Late host arrived in style on a High Nelly to the delight of the crowd.


Ryan TubridyA wonderful morning was enjoyed by all and after the awards and unveiling of the Hands. the Freedom of the Village was bestowed on Maria and Ryan by the Lord Mayor of Cong, John Joe McGrath.

The Cong Festival Committee would like to thank everybody that made the morning possible and also our sincere thanks to everybody that attended the unveiling and gave Maria and Ryan a big Cong welcome.




Quiet Man Statue

Cong village invites fans of the Academy Award-winning film The Quiet Man to visit and see where the movie-magic began. In honour of the film and its cast, Cong has erected a specially commissioned bronze statue of the movies characters Sean Thornton and Mary Kate Danaher.


In 1951 John Ford’s greatest movie was made with filming being centered in the beautiful village of Cong. Since then Cong has become a favourite destination for visitors and fans who wish to experience the beauty of Cong and visit the various locations where the film was shot. For that reason it was important to officially mark Cong’s link with the classic film. 

Support/Donate to the Statue

The statue and works have been part funded by South West Mayo Development Company Ltd. (LEADER) and Mayo County Council. However we rely on support from fans of The Quiet Man to fund the remainder. If you would like to contribute to this very special and unique project, you can do so by clicking the donate button below. Your name will be included in a special Quiet Man Statue Register. All donations received will go towards The Quiet Man statue and are greatly appreciated.