A world of activities right on our doorstep …


Welcome to Ryan’s River Lodge Bed and Breakfast – Shooting and Fishing specialists based in Cong, Co. Mayo in the West of Ireland. Ashford Castle is ideally situated on the banks of Lough Corrib and Cong River. We are well established to cater for shooting holidays in Ireland, which include driven Woodcock Shooting and Snipe and Duck shooting.

Contact Martha or David on 094 95 45956

Corrib Cruises

Ashford Castle is located on the shores of Lough Corrib, the largest, cleanest and most scenic lake in the republic of Ireland. The Isle of Inisfree is an 80 passenger, all-weather craft which is licensed by the Irish Department Of Transport. We have a full bar service and toilet facilities on board.

Contact: Patrick on 087-9946380 or David on 087-2830799


Image result for quiet man museumQuiet Man Museum

Quiet Man Cottage Museum is a novel concept which will give the visitor a total Quiet Man experience. Tours daily from 11am from Easter to October inclusive.For prepaid groups at anytime

T: 00 353 (0)949546089
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Ireland’s School of Falconry

Image result for ashford castle falconryIreland’s School of Falconry is the oldest established Falconry School in Ireland and offers you the chance to fly hawks around the beautiful castle grounds and woodlands during a one hour private Hawk Walk.

T: +353 (0) 94 954 6820,

Petersburg Outdoor Education Centre

Since 1988 Petersburg has developed many exciting outdoor adventure sports activities and challenging expeditions for all age groups. People often associate outdoor activities with a certain age group but the reality is that outdoor adventure activities can be devised to suit most age groups and people ranging from senior citizens to youths have enjoyed their stay at Petersburg.

The Centre is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, staffed by enthusiastic well qualified instructors, backed up by quality home cooking and can offer various accommodation styles ranging from dormitory style to en-suite rooms.

T: 094 954 6483
F: 094 954 6705

Rare and Recent Books

The Cong Book Shop has been called “the best little book shop in the west”. As well as providing a wide range of local guides, including guides to Cong, Irish history and fiction the shop sells rare and collectible books. They also sell books online and have five star ratings on the book listing sites Abebooks and Biblio.

Please Contact:
T: 085 168 0250

Ashford Outdoors

LessonsAshford Outdoors designs and leads active and cultural experiences in the most spectacular of settings with panoramic views of lake, forest and Mountain.

We specialise in outdoor activities that range from archery and mountain biking to horse drawn carriage rides and many other things besides. We have something to suit everyone.

Ashford Outdoors has been offering activity and equestrian experiences in the West of Ireland for over 25 years.

ArcheryOur facilities include an archery range, tree climb as well as a large indoor arena. We are open to the general public and offer outdoor adventure and equestrian activities to holiday makers and groups 7 days a week. We provide corporate team building and bonding days as well as catering for youths and sports teams. We can also accommodate Hen and Stag parties and we offer bespoke activity packages for relaxation before or on the morning of your wedding day or special occasion!

Our activities include archery, clay pigeon shooting, biking and mountain biking, tree climbing and abseiling, kayaking and guided archaeological and ecological tours.Our location is on the Ashford Castle Estate, next to the island village of Cong on the Galway/Mayo border in Western Ireland. Nestled between the great lakes of Lough Corrib and Lough Mask, Cong is the natural gateway to Connemara. We are only 45 minutes drive north of Galway city and a 45 minute drive south of Westport, Co. Mayo. Ireland West Airport Knock is less than an hour’s drive away.

For bookings and information please contact

T: +353 (0)94 9546507.