The village of Cong is located at the heart of the west of Ireland making it the ideal location for touring Connemara, Galway and Mayo as well as enjoying the many attractions around the village.
The west of Ireland is served by Ireland West Airport at Knock. Information about travel from the airport is given below.
Galway, Westport and Castlebar are a forty five minute drive from Cong. Public transport services are available to and from Cong.
Directions to Cong
Travel from Galway
Leave Galway on the N84 signposted Headford. At the traffic lights in Headford continue forwards on to the R334 signposted Cong. Turn left in Cross on to the R346. Follow this road and after three miles you will reach Cong. There is parking in the large car park at the entrance to the village.
Travel from Westport
Leave Westport on the R330. At Partry turn right onto the N84. Follow the N84 to Ballinrobe. Follow the one way system around Ballinrobe. Leave Ballinrobe on the R334 signposted “The Neale” and “Cong”. After passing through “The Neale” turn right onto R345. On arrival at Ashford Gates turn right onto the R346. Follow this road and after four hundred yards you will reach Cong. There is parking in the large car park at the entrance to the village.
Travel from Knock Airport
Leave the airport and proceed towards the N17. Turn right onto the N17. Exit the N17 at Claremorris and turn right at the head of sliproad. At the roundabout on the outskirts of Claremorris take the second exit signposted “R331 Ballinrobe”. Follow the road into Claremorris. On reaching a T junction turn left onto the Main Street in Claremorris (R331). Follow the road through the traffic lights and exit Claremorris on the R331 towards Ballinrobe. Follow the one way system around Ballinrobe. Leave Ballinrobe on the R334 signposted “The Neale” and “Cong”. After passing through “The Neale” turn right onto R345. On arrival at Ashford Gates turn right onto the R346. Follow this road and after four hundred yards you will reach Cong. There is parking in the large car park at the entrance to the village.
GPS Co-ordinates for Main Street, Cong
Lattitude – 53.54130806921247 Longitude – -9.28611874330386
Eircode for Main Street, Cong
There are a number of bus services connecting to and from Cong from Ballinrobe, Claremorris, Carraroe, Castlebar, Cornamona, Maam Cross and Headford. There are connecting buses from Castlebar to Westport and Ballina. There are connecting buses from Headford to Galway. Further information about bus services in Ireland is available from Transport for Ireland.
Public Transport from Knock Airport.
Buses are available from Knock Airport to Claremorris (Route 440 and 64). There is a connecting Local Link bus from Claremorris to Cong (Service 431). Bus times are available from Transport for Ireland.
- 1: Cong Abbey
- 2: Tourist Office
- 3: Monks Fishing House
- 4: Quiet Man Museum
- 5: Quiet Man Statue
- 6: Dry Canal
- 7: St Mary of the Rosary Church
- 8: St Mary’s Church of Ireland
- 9: Playground
- 10: The Irish History Bookshop
- 11 : Lilly’s Gifts
- 12: Ryan’s Food Emporium
- 13: O’Connor’s Supermarket
- 14: Galway Woollen Market
- 15: Maysonbrook
- 16: Hungry Monk Art and Craft Gallery
- 17: Cong Pharmacy
- 18: Haires Kutz
- 19: Elizabeth Toher Photography
Eat and Stay
- 20: Danaghers
- 21: Pat Cohan’s Bar and Restaurant
- 22: The Crowes Nest Bar
- 23: Ryan’s Hotel
- 24: Puddleducks
- 25: Lydon’s Lodge
- 26: Ryan’s River Lodge
- 27 McHugh’s Cafe
The area around Cong