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Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errilly Friary
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“quiet man” (26 reviews)
“worth a visit” (13 reviews)
“great ruins” (3 reviews)
Cong, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just stunning. I love the ruins throughout Ireland. The abbeys and priories fascinated me. Take a walk behind the abbey. Love the history

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Thank tomapar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Donna H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank NotatHome014
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Amazing, definitely worth a visit while in Cong. Walked around the abbey and the grounds so peaceful, such an atmosphere.

Thank TrudyAnn1
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

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

Thank David J
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Great place to hike, you can either do a 30 minute hike or up to 3 hour hike. It is very peaceful as you hear the water running in the background and hear the wind rustle through the leafs. Make sure you come with comfy...More

Thank Chulita81
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

This abbey is gorgeous and just takes you back in time to imagine the things that have happened here. The small city of Cong was one of our favorite places during our trip to Ireland. Don't miss this place. It's worth the drive.

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 22 October 2017

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.

Thank GoToKnowTo
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Victor B
28 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