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.

About Libbie Griffin

For several months recently I've been traveling around Europe. Write to me at in.my.suitcase.too@gmail.com if you would like to receive a very short email each time I post new words and pictures here. I would love for you to tell your friends who love to travel about this blog. And I would be very happy to read about your experiences, your suggestions and your questions in the comments section. Let's make this blog a conversation! Thanks! Libbie Griffin
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2 Responses to In County Mayo

  1. Linda says:

    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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