Villa Maria House
Lackafinna, Cong, County Mayo, Ireland
 

 
Call from USA:
011-353-9495-46148
Call from Cong, Ireland: 95-46148
Call from Ireland:
9495-46148
Call to USA: 001-440-331-5546
 

Villa Maria House (above) is located in Ireland's most famous village, Cong, County Mayo, also known as the gateway to Connemara in County Mayo. Cong is located between two lakes, Lough Corrib and Lough Mask. The Corrib, one of the largest lakes in Ireland, is made up of 365 islands. One of the most beautiful of these islands is Inchagoill, which contains 5th century Christian ruins.

Cong is a town full of history. It is most well known as the setting for the 1951 film, "The Quiet Man", starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. Cong is also home to Ashford Castle, which was built in the 13th century and once home to the Guinness Family. Today, Ashford is one of the finest hotels in Ireland. Another site worth visiting is Cong Abbey, built in 1120 by the High King of Ireland Turlach O'Connor. And ten miles away is Ballintubber Abbey, which is over 800 years old.

Activities are abound within a 20 mile radius of the home. Villa Maria House is one mile from the village of Cong. Some of the sites to see which are only a good stretch of the legs (1 mile or so) are: Ashford Castle (golfing, boat tours, Quiet Man tours by horse drawn carriage); Cong village (Pigeon Hole Cave, Kelly's Cave; Cong Abbey; Quiet Man walking tours, Danagher's Restaurant and Pub; Quiet Man Coffee Shop). Surrounding sites, cities and towns within an hour's drive include Galway City, Westport, Achill Island, Connemara, Kylemore Abbey, and Clifden, just to name a few. Villa Maria House in centrally located in Co. Mayo, allowing for day trips to any part of Ireland.

 


 

Enjoy your trip to Ireland... it's a vacation you'll never forget!

 

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