Pat Cohan’s Bar & Restaurant, the pub featured in ‘The Quiet Man,’ is now available for lease in Cong, Co Mayo.
The traditional Irish pub was essentially immortalized when it was featured in John Ford’s 1952 film "The Quiet Man" which starred Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne. The film helped form America’s perception of Ireland at the time and is now hailed as perhaps Irish America’s most beloved film.
The Galway Advertiser now reports on the opportunity to lease “one of Mayo’s most famous establishments” which “occupies a prime position in the heart of the historic village of Cong in south Mayo.”
Sharon McGrath, the whose family currently owns Pat Cohan's, told IrishCentral that part of the lease agreement will require that the "name and bar remain unchanged."
"It's very important that we preserve a little bit of history," McGrath said, "it has become very clear over the last number of years that there is an emotional connection to 'The Quiet Man' and our venue that has passed down a generation."
McGrath added: "It's a thriving business with a captive audience and a wonderful opportunity for the right candidate."
Not only is Pat Cohan's thriving, but it is the recipient of strong online reviews. The pub made famous by 'The Quiet Man' boasts 4 out of 5 stars on Yelp, 4.5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor, and 4.7 out of 5 stars on Facebook.
You can get a glimpse of the traditional Irish pub in this clip from ‘The Quiet Man:’
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