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“Monks fishing house”

Royal Abbey of Cong
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Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errilly Friary
Ranked #2 of 29 things to do in Cong
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We visited the Abbey ruins on a recent trip to Cong. Very pretty spot. We especially liked the fishing spot for the Monks, where the fishing line would have been linked to a bell in the kitchen :-)Plenty of people fishing there today still.

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

If you are in the Cong, don't miss visiting the Abby. The ruins are very cool and there are some beautiful celtic cross grave markers. Stop by the monk's fishing hut while you are there. You'll probably see some folks fishing and then you can walk over to the nature trails and have a peaceful walk.

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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Parking I free and there is no cost to walk through it, they are even doing some repair work but don't expect a lot. The last high king of Ireland is buried here. The scenery around it is beautiful though and you can always do the John Wayne tour walk. Don't miss the little monk fishing hut over on the river the spot is fantastic for pictures.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Very old and interesting ruins of a church destroyed by Cromwell in the 1600's, lots of interesting views

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

If you are interested in history, you'll love the Abbey. If you'd rather go for a walk, you'll love the Abbey because there is a beautiful trail system (up to 3.5 miles) right next to the Abbey.

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