Royal Abbey of Cong
Royal Abbey of Cong
4.5

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porchy
Milton Keynes, UK306 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
The abbey is well worth a visit, nice to walk around the ruins and the river. There are a few loop walks through the woods stating in the abbey grounds. Plus you can walk into the grounds of Ashford Castle Estate on one of the walks. A great few hours spent here and in Cong.
Written 22 September 2021
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BuckIsLove
Edmond, OK93 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
For my nine year old daughter, these ruins were a highlight of the trip. I guess since we really don't have many places like this in the U.S., the romantic notion of exploring ruins really appeals. She loved hopping around the ruins going through every stone portal she could seeing where it might lead to next. Make sure to go past the cloisters, following the path to the river to visit the ruins of the monk's fishing house right on the river. We took some of our best photos there in the morning sun.
Written 30 December 2022
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland10,933 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Solo
I loved Cong Abbey, a 12th century Augustinian Abbey on the site of an earlier 7th century church.
It is largely ruined but the cloister is still lovely and the site is lovingly well kept.
Its free to enter and there a lovely lawn in the centre as well as a park out the back. Do not miss the 15th century Monks Fishouse by the river.
Written 26 July 2021
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roy v
Traralgon, Australia5,875 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We were in Cong yesterday looking around this lovely small town and found the ruins of the Abbey.
It was good to walk through the old ruins and admire some of the stonework that the masons did generations ago .
It must have been quite a impressive building in its day
Written 23 September 2023
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Jay McKee
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Spent a day in Cong Co Mayo, what a wonderful little village. Strolled around the beautiful Abbey and the gardens of Ashford Castle (thanks to the directions from the nice man in tourist office). The Village was spotless with loads of lovely flower baskets. The only downside to our trip was a local gaa member "shouting"from across the road about buying a ticket for a raffle while we were getting a photograph at the Quiet man statue. Following a fabulous lunch in Pat Cohans Bar we arrived back to the car park beside the Abbey only to see the same man urinating at the front of our car. The strange thing is the public toilets are only about 50 metres away,which my wife used earlier and said how clean they were. A bitter sweet visit to Cong. J McKee Armagh.
Written 21 August 2021
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BruinSeniorTraveler
Sacramento, CA292 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2012 • Friends
The path into the ruins is scenic and inspiring. This is not an amusement park for kids. It has great historical and cultural significance. Cong Abbey is right in the center of the quaint little town of Cong in County Mayo -- its claim to fame is that it was the location setting for the filming of The Quiet Man.
Written 23 May 2013
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haynes9
Ganado, AZ417 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2011 • Couples
The Abbey is right in the center of the quaint little town of Cong in County Mayo, home for the filming of The Quiet Man. We had no idea Cong Abbey existed, but what a really neat place! It is well marked with signs helping one to understand what they are viewing. It is such a picturesque place that a couple was there having their formal wedding photos made.

We probably spent at least two hours just taking it all in. It is very close to a group of shops and local eateries. The famous Monk's Fishing House is also nearby and warrants a look.

If you are in Cong, this is an absolute must see attraction. The Tourist Board maintains an office just a stone's throw away, so there is plenty of information to be gotten from the friendly staff there.

We very much enjoyed seeing Cong Abbey. It's one of the places that I would return to in a minute if we ever get the privilege to travel in Ireland again.
Written 23 March 2012
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art801
County Dublin, Ireland19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We where here in cong because of my wife
Love of the film the quiet man we went for a walk to the Abbey and the grounds where like stepping in to a post card it was so peaceful if you do find yourself in cong well worth seeing
Written 3 September 2019
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Sleepysandy53
Torrance, CA31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
The Abbey has been pretty much taken care of, considering others we saw. It really touched me in a way the others did not too. It was so serene all around the place. You must walk out through the Abbey, though the trees, across the bridge to the forest. Walking along the paths you don't hear the town, cars or many people. With the river running though the trees & the sounds of the birds you truly understand why the Monks choice this spot all those years ago. I haven't felt that close to God in a long time. You can fish, hike many paths, go on the lake in a small boat, just to name a few of the things surrounding the Abbey. The entire area is a MUST see if you are in the area.
Written 19 June 2017
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Navigate801423
San Francisco, CA22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
just walking through here is magical - you wonder about thinking of all the souls who walked before you.
Written 27 December 2019
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