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Royal Abbey of Cong

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walking around the ruins and the grounds of the abbey is an experience, especially if you're interested in architecture and history. Good way to spend some time in the great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

walking around the ruins and the grounds of the abbey is an experience, especially if you're interested in architecture and history. Good way to spend some time in the great outdoors

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came across this place by accident when looking for a toilet! Just had to have a look around. A historic site with the ruins of a church surrounded by lovely gardens. Great architecture to look at and well worthy of a stroll inside and outside down to the river. Extremely well kept and an asset to the lovely town.

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Belchertown, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent many hours in cong through the abbey and walking through the town. Lovely people, visit the book store!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had been 17 years since I first visited Cong, and I was full of anticipation. We forget, the things change.... I am sure the flat and unattractive Catholic Church was not there then and somehow it distorted the place. But as soon as I , wet with rain, entered the cloisters, memory flooded back. Sweet familiarity. One thing was... More 

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Lawrenceburg, IN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

True, there's not much left of the structure itself, but if you're in the area it's worth a look. Cong is a charming little town, and the abbey is easily accessible, not at all treacherous, and there's no admission fee. Plan on about 15-20 minutes to see it all. The history of Cong Abbey is pretty interesting, so I suggest... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not too much to see since it is the ruins but still worth the trip. Very interesting and right in the heart of Cong.

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Clearwater, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We walked into Cong from the castle and stumbled across the Royal Abbey ruins. There is not much left to View. It is right in the heart of Cong.

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Pahoa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Congrats is a small emphasis on small so visitors look for the popular places to see. It is in crowed, quiet and sits in the middle of the town. Wander through and use your imagination to travel back in time.

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Cudahy, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This abbey isn't as big as some of Ireland's other abbey ruins, but what it lacks in size it makes up in historical importance. This abbey was the home of the Cross of Cong, now on display at the National Museum in Dublin, that Augustinian Monks used to lead processions. The abbey was at its height in the period when... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Hate to admit I have walked past the Abbey in the past. What a mistake The work that remains is wonderful. The carving in the stone is fabulous. Wander around take a look at the detail wonderful The Abbey backs on to the park and the river. The monks fishing spit too is very impressive sitting in the middle of... More 

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