In County Mayo

Mayo-road-scene

This post is for my friend Bee.

We once spent a week in the village called Cong in the Connemara region of western Ireland. Cong is a bit famous. You may have heard it mentioned last week when the death of actress Maureen O’Hara was announced.  She and John Wayne starred in a very popular 1952 movie filmed in Cong entitled “The Quiet Man.” The house that also starred in the movie is still attracting visitors, putting Cong on a few visitors’ maps. Ms. O’Hara’s passing caused me to look again at some of my favorite photos of County Mayo.

Mayo-Quiet-Man-House

This is the house that was featured in the “Quiet Man” starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara.

Mayo-Lough-Corrib

Cong is at the edge of Lough Corrib.

Mayo-western-ireland-scene

Part of the countryside in County Mayo is the green for which Ireland is famous. Other areas are quite brown and more mountainous.

Mayo-kylemore-abbey

A favorite scene of Ireland: Kylemore Abbey

Mayo-house-and-bridge

Ancient bridges like this one are common sights in Ireland.

Mayo-classic-Ireland

This purely Irish house is quite isolated. It makes me wonder about the people who live there.

2 thoughts on “In County Mayo

  1. I like how you have chunked these sights in Ireland into shorter bits to allow one to enjoy the place mentioned without being overwhelmed.

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