Roundstone to Galway via Cong (Ireland)

September 30: Roundstone to Galway and Cong.

Some scenery on our drive to Galway via Cong.

Gorse and a fence on our drive to Galway, IrelandCloud-shrouded mountains on our drive to Galway, IrelandThe movie ‘The Quiet Man’ with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara was filmed in Cong.Cong: The John Wayne poster for The Quiet ManStatue of John Wayne & Maureen O'Hara in Cong, IrelandThe Pat Cohen Bar featured in the movie ‘The Quiet Man’ is still there.Pat Cohan's Bar in Cong, IrelandWe opted for a Connacht Pale Ale but everyone coming in ordered an Irish coffee.A Connach Pale Ale beer at the Pat Cohan Bar in Cong, IrelandTwo of the women ordering the Irish coffees explained that they were on a bus tour. It wasn’t too bad but in the end they had to take their coffees to go, one of the nort so fun things of being on a bus tour with a bunch of other people. Here the barman is showing us how he makes an Irish coffee.
Making an Irish Coffee in the Pat Cohan Bar in Cong, IrelandTombstones with a mass of Celtic crosses in Cong Abbey.Tombstones in Cong Abbey, IrelandCong AbbeyThe ruins of an Abbey in Cong, IrelandAfterwards we went for a walk around the town. A vine-covered house on our walk around Cong, IrelandWalk along the Cong River in IrelandWe arrived in Galway in the early evening.
Evening in Galway, IrelandFor dinner I had a prawn and monkfish dish at Monroe’s; Al a ‘bacon roast’ that the waitress described, ‘you might call it ham, it’s what we have for Christmas dinner.” Prawn and monkfish dish at Monroes in Galway, IrelandThe lights of Galway on our walk home.
Galway lights at night, IrelandArtsy bit for this post: the Celtic cemetery and ruins in Cong in Ireland, run through the photo apps Stackables & Distressed FX. Celtic cemetery and ruins in Cong in Ireland, run through the photo apps Stackables & Distressed FXMore on our 2015 trip to Ireland.

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