This ruins stands overlooking the town of Cong. It is a reminder of days past. When visiting the ruins, you go from room to room and start thinking they will continue forever. After visiting, don't miss the beautiful grounds behind it.
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A well kept abbey right on the edge of Cong village. Plenty of walks leading on from the abbey, with a beautiful river, caves and beautiful views.
Beautiful village and history. Cong is quiet, quaint and offers the insight into the past and a more recent past to the making of the movie The Quiet Man in 1951.
Cong town gets busy, but you can lose yourselves amongst the ruins of Cong Abbey very easily. Spacious parklands and rivers add to the magic.
They have done a wonderful job at maintaining these 7th century ruins. They were built and burned through the centuries, but their majestic and humble beginnings are still there. The gardens and the river are worth the trip.
We spent a couple of hours strolling around this gorgeous Abbey, along the forest trail and reading the old headstones. It is well worth a visit. We would have stayed longer but decided to ake shelter from the rain at a local cafe instead.
This abbey was very quaint and had easy access from the main area of Cong. My family and I actually didn't know this was here until we came by for supper nearby. There is easy parking here and it's free - what more could you...More
If you do just a bit of basic historical reading you'll find out the significance of the Abbey and it's place in Irish history. The last high king of Ireland, Rory O'Conor, died upstairs in this Abbey in 1198. Much of it is basic stonework,...More
A really interesting abbey, with lots to see. Right in the middle of Cong, so convenient for shops and food. Be careful about Sunday morning, as carparks full of worshippers for the church.