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Singing Highwayman Historical Tour - The Quiet Cailin Studios

Main Street, Cong, Ireland
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Over from Australia staying in cong found this fabulous singing tour

This tour of cong is by far the best way to look around and learn about the history of cong. George... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Sharon M
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Excellent loved it all

Highly recommend it... the history was amazing..the area is so beautiful for young and old this... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
fgdfgh
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Your Guide is George McNamara, Highwayman and Robin Hood of Cong who lived on The grounds of Royal Abbey of Cong in 1722. A performance with history and song George will give you expert knowledge of Cong and his old grounds and the abundance of historic facts that surround Cong and the local area from as far back as 3303 BC to 1921 AD. Approximately 50 minutes BOOKING ESSENTIAL PAY AS YOU LIKE
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Main Street, Cong, Ireland
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This tour of cong is by far the best way to look around and learn about the history of cong. George has great storys to tell i loved the story about the white trout 😊

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend it... the history was amazing..the area is so beautiful for young and old this tour is well worth it

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

I found this most charming little town by accident and then too found the Singing Highwayman by accident. A wonderful tour by a very engaging man. "George" is full of knowledge, charm, wit, etc. He clearly has a passion for this town and its history,...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Picked up this tour on a whim while walking around Cong. "George" approached us dressed in period costume and asked us to join the tour. Pricing is simple - pay what you like. He walked my family around (only four of us on the tour)...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

if you dont waant to do the Quiet man Thing when you are in Cong i suggest you do this alternative tour - very interesting insightful and there are even 4 songs sung by the Host - there is no set price and you pay...More

Thank Diarmuid M
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We took a tour of the Cong Abbey with George McNamara, 326 year old singing highwayman, one quiet morning during our trip to Ireland. George sang for us several times during the tour to great effect. He has a lovely voice and the songs ranged...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Ages old "George McNamara" came back in period garb to thoroughly enthrall and educate us. Loaded with local history and lore, George is a real student of the region and its culture. His songs are sweet and passionate; the pace pleasant; the scenery through dark...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

George did a spectacular job guiding us through the village and its storied history. We were a small tour of five, but everywhere during our tour others were drawn in to his lore, lyrical voice and costume. The adults in our group learned so much...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2017

A great historical walk around Cong with folklore and singing as well. Very interesting to learn about Cong and the walk goes through beautiful parts I may not have seen otherwise. Cong is a gem, absolutely worth a visit. And George the Highwayman is a...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

We had a wonderful time learning about Cong and Ireland in general. It was a truely unique experience that I enjoyed.

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pat807
11 October 2015|
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Response from Criostoir O | Property representative |
Hi again and thank you for calling us. Look forward to meeting you all in November. George McNamara "The Highwayman"
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