More than 60 years have passed since Irish-American director John Ford shot his classic movie The Quiet Man in Ireland. But interest in the film has never been stronger. Shot on location in the west of Ireland John Ford’s beloved romantic comedy The Quiet Man has been both reviled and celebrated for its larger-than-life portrayal of the Emerald Isle. Most of the Quiet Man outdoor scenes were shot in various locations in counties Galway and Mayo - mainly around the scenic Maam Valley on the shores of Lough Corrib, Ashford Castle and the nearby village of Cong.
The famous Quiet Man Bridge (The Leam Bridge) is situated just before the town of Oughterard, (less the 10 minutes from Peacockes). The still-intact bridge was where Wayne’s character sat and heard his mother’s voice telling him about the white O’Morn Cottage. In the film the cottage can be seen in the background but sadly over the years it has been neglected, and Quiet Man fans have removed stones as souvenirs. However, there is a replica of the cottage right beside Peacockes Hotel.
Further north along the scenic shores of Lough Corrib to Cong and nearby Ashford Castle are many of the locations used for Castletown and Innisfree in the film. At the top of Cong village is Pat Cohan’s bar - one of the most photographed of all the Quiet Man locations. In fact, the property was never a pub and the interior shots were done in Hollywood.
In Peacockes Hotel, the Gift Shop (Connemara Gifts) sells a range Quiet Man Memorabilia.
The Quiet Man Trailer:
The Quiet Man Bridge (The Leam Bridge)
The Original Quiet Man Cottage
Replica of The Quiet Man Cottage