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Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errilly Friary
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A really interesting abbey, with lots to see. Right in the middle of Cong, so convenient for shops and food. Be careful about Sunday morning, as carparks full of worshippers for the church.

Thank gavScotland_Portugal
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nothing much to see here. I dont know if there is any history associated with it. But to some one who don't know things, this place is a real waste of time. Go the monks fishing house and the Ashford castle instead.

Thank Here comes M
Reviewed 5 days ago

The ruined abbey is all but destroyed. The arches, however, may give some idea of how the building might have looked originally. There is a graveyard, with some old gravestones. Personally, I found the surroundings of the abbey -- the river, the forests, the bridges,...More

Thank DerAlteBach
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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...More

1  Thank Sleepysandy53
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Royal Abbey of Cong while leaving Ashford Castle. The site is right near the exit of the castle in a small town (which is little more than 2 or 3 intersections). The abbey is quite small but is nice to explore. There...More

Thank ctboarder
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal Abbey of Cong is situated just as you enter the village and gives you a sense of the history of the fraternal community that once used it.

Thank CarpeNox
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Part of the village of Cong, the ruins are part of the quaint village of Cong, right next to the river, can walk them through as you go through the village.

Thank Nala1111
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We were staying in Cong and that was because we love The Quiet Man. The abbey is beautiful and is lovely to spend some time walking about and exploring. We ended up going a few times each time seeing something new. Very interesting place to...More

Thank Belle00
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The Abbey is in the heart of Cong village and is a must see! There a plenty of climbing and photo opportunities.

Thank JaneEATM
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The ruins are right in town and a very easy walk to get to. Right next to the statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. We had taken a tour of Kylemore Abby and had a few bonus stops, this being one of them. Unfortunately...More

Thank Tricia824
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Victor B
is it free to walk around inside the walls of the abbey ruins??
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
Is there an admission price to view the grounds? Are there hours when it is closed?
28 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
Is there an admission price to view the grounds? Are there hours when it is closed?
28 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