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Royal Abbey of Cong

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“grave markers” (4 reviews)
“quiet man” (25 reviews)
“worth a visit” (12 reviews)
Cong, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The ruins and its surroundings are perfect for a quick stroll, when being in Cong. The Village is worth a visit.

Thank Maren G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The abbey coupled with the Monk's fishing hut on the River Cong are definitely worth a visit. Also check out the ruins of the church across the street.Cong is small,but charming.Great woolens in the Galway Woolens just up the street.

Thank ews999
Reviewed 1 week ago

1. It was part of "The Quiet Man." 2. It's a gorgeous ruin with beautiful bones. 3. From the Abbey, it's just a short stroll to the Monk's House and gorgeous views of the river. It was well worth the stop to look over the...More

Thank smeway
Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming from an area of England where ruined abbeys abound, I found this fairly run of the mill despite what must have been a very nice cloister. There are several places without any sort of hand rail or anything to grab onto where the step...More

Thank Diane E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for amateur photographers!! Beautiful hike, and lovely grounds. Could be a whole day trip just in the park.

Thank Healy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Cong to visit the Quiet Man Museum and walk about the village. On the same street as the John Wayne & Maureen O'Hara statue are the remnants of the Cong Abbey. They look like scenes from the movie, but the tour guide...More

Thank ct-cruisers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views will be familiar to anyone who has seen The Quiet Man, as there were scenes filmed here. The ruins and grounds are absolutely lovely. Thoroughly enjoyed.

Thank wrstark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While at Ashford Castle we walked up to the Abby following the path next to the river. This was a nice walk. You enter at the monk’s fish shack, which is from 12th century. Then into the Abby. After exploring Abby we went to the...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Strolled through the Abbey & graveyard in this charming village. So glad we visited here. Tourist information center right across the street

Thank travelwithpam
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Was nice to walk amongst the ruins of the old abbey. Some great angles to take photos at. Very well preserved abbey and worth a visit as its also free

Thank gasjack
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Victor B
29 May 2015|
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Response from 20suzanner | Reviewed this property |
It is absolutely free to walk around this beautiful ruin. You can walk from them along the river Corrib through the grounds of Ashford Castle, which is a luxurious hotel. There is a charge for a walk in their grounds. I... More
27 January 2015|
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Response from MARIA C | Reviewed this property |
No admission price. It's ruins and a Park, river. Fishing house. It's free and open all times
27 January 2015|
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Response from dhen | Reviewed this property |
We were with a tour group so I don't really know if there was an admission fee. We met a great guide there that conducted the very informative tour. The visit would not have been the the same without it. You might inquire if... More