The minute I walked into the foyer I was amazed at the structure. It was built in the 12th century and destroyed by the English. Yet the masonry skeleton remains. The grounds are bordered by the Cong River.
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My sister-in-law and I enjoyed our walk around the Royal Abbey. It was located in the area where we were touring. I find ruins amazing and picturesque, and I find abbeys and churches quiet and peaceful. This abbey was no exception.
We stopped at the Royal Abbey in Cong and walked among the abbey ruins. One can feel the serenity of this place. We also walked to the river and enjoyed seeing the large fish from the bridge. Worth the stop and visit.
It's amazing that there are abbeys and churches everywhere that are in ruins but are still amazingly beautiful This was one such place. We spent a lovely afternoon in October in Cong and the Abbey was an integral part of our amazing visit.
Amazing, definitely worth a visit while in Cong. Walked around the abbey and the grounds so peaceful, such an atmosphere.
What a place .... The town and surrounding countryside is a must see for any traveller to the West portion of Ireland. You will not be disappointed. Check the seasonal opening times of local attractions before your visit so as not to be disappointed on...More
Arrived here at our first tourist site in Ireland. Pretty rainy, but wonderful to hike anyway! Worth a stop - roads are pretty narrow for driving to the site.