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A very gray wet Irish day so wet in fact that our planned excursion to Kylemore Abbey and gardens was canceled as flooded roads prevented access. Instead we went to Cong where the village scenes of the movie The Quiet Man were filmed.

More Irish sunshine made for a change in the day's plans as the road to Kylemore Abbey was flooded.

More Irish sunshine made for a change in the day's plans as the road to Kylemore Abbey was flooded.

Pat Cohan Bar original location from the 1951 filming of The Quiet Man in Cong, County Mayo, Ireland.

Pat Cohan Bar original location from the 1951 filming of The Quiet Man in Cong, County Mayo, Ireland.

The Quiet Man statue in Cong, County Mayo, Ireland.

The Quiet Man statue in Cong, County Mayo, Ireland.

Graveyard at Cong Abbey

Graveyard at Cong Abbey

The interior of the chapter house at Cong Abbey has, over the years, become a graveyard with monuments as recent as the 1970s.

The interior of the chapter house at Cong Abbey has, over the years, become a graveyard with monuments as recent as the 1970s.

Interior of the Cong Abbey church which dates to the early 13th Century

Interior of the Cong Abbey church which dates to the early 13th Century

Interior of the Cong Abbey church which dates to the early 13th Century

Interior of the Cong Abbey church which dates to the early 13th Century

Gothic Chapter House at Cong Abbey, Cong, Ireland. The central doorway, flanked by windows, may predate the Norman knight William de Burgh's sacking of Cong in 1203.

Gothic Chapter House at Cong Abbey, Cong, Ireland. The central doorway, flanked by windows, may predate the Norman knight William de Burgh's sacking of Cong in 1203.

Ducks, one is landing in the center if you zoom in close enough, on the River Cong.

Ducks, one is landing in the center if you zoom in close enough, on the River Cong.

The dying man house street original location from the 1951 filming of The Quiet Man; in Cong, County Mayo, Ireland.

The dying man house street original location from the 1951 filming of The Quiet Man; in Cong, County Mayo, Ireland.

The dying man house original location from the 1951 filming of The Quiet Man; in Cong, County Mayo, Ireland.

The dying man house original location from the 1951 filming of The Quiet Man; in Cong, County Mayo, Ireland.

Gorgeous flowers brightened the view on a rainy day at The Lodge at Ashford Castle.

Gorgeous flowers brightened the view on a rainy day at The Lodge at Ashford Castle.

Harbor just east of Ashford Castle, Cong, County Mayo, Ireland as seen from the grounds of The Lodge at Ashford Castle where we stopped for a light lunch.

Harbor just east of Ashford Castle, Cong, County Mayo, Ireland as seen from the grounds of The Lodge at Ashford Castle where we stopped for a light lunch.

A brief glimpse of Ashford Castle, now a 5 star hotel, as our tour bus passes by on a rainy day. While a castle has been at this location since 1228 most of what is seen today dates to the late 1800s.

A brief glimpse of Ashford Castle, now a 5 star hotel, as our tour bus passes by on a rainy day. While a castle has been at this location since 1228 most of what is seen today dates to the late 1800s.

Looking south at Loch Coirib, east of Cong, which is the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland.

Looking south at Loch Coirib, east of Cong, which is the largest lake in the Republic of Ireland.

Country side near Loch Coirib.

Country side near Loch Coirib.

Horses grazing on the shore of Galway Bay.

Horses grazing on the shore of Galway Bay.

Jim Stoutamire on way down to the Galway Bay beach south of our lodging at the Connemara Coast Hotel

Jim Stoutamire on way down to the Galway Bay beach south of our lodging at the Connemara Coast Hotel

Galway Bay in front of the Connemara Coast Hotel.. Jim Stoutamire is in the extreme left looking at beach rocks.

Galway Bay in front of the Connemara Coast Hotel.. Jim Stoutamire is in the extreme left looking at beach rocks.