Walking Tour Cong, Co Mayo

Walking Tour Cong, Co Mayo

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St Mary of the Rosary Catholic Church, Parish of Cong - Cross - The Neale

Cong South

Cong

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A heritage walk exploring the rich heritage of Cong village and surroundings.

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A Heritage walk exploring the rich heritage of Cong village and surroundings including the Harry Clarke windows, the Abbey, the Monks fishing house, the Guinness tunnels, and many other places of interest around Cong village. The walk ends in Cong village the village where there are several pubs/restaurants’ shops available for anyone who wishes to spend some time in the village.

Commencing at 11 am in Cong village church car park, taking in the following route and sights.

1. Harry Clarke windows in Catholic Church

2. Passing by the outside of the Abbey

3. Old Telephone Box on left as we walk around the village

4. Old Courthouse now the tourist office

5. Half doors of Cong

6. Salmon Hatchery

7. Old Dance Hall and new village rising of the waters seating area

8. Carlile Bar

9. Market Cross

10. Quiet man bronze sculpture depiction of Maureen O 'Hara and John Wayne

11. Hands of Fame etc

12. Twisted Chimney

13. Walking through Abbey grounds

14. Passing over the abbey bridges ( looking back at the island of Cong)

15. Curlew willow sculpture

16. Monks fishing House

17. Fishers of men sculpture

18. Old eel weir

19. Teach Aille

20. Guinness Tower

21. Toureenard Fort

22. Back through the wilderness (Cong wood)

23. Chimney of the house possibly last abbot of Cong

24. Californian Redwoods

25. Guinness Tunnels

26. Back by Cong River emanating from (risings of the water) Lough Mask

27. Finishing with time to wander through the Abbey.

Return to the village where there are a number of pubs/restaurants shops available for anyone who wishes to stay and have a cup of coffee or stronger or avail of lunch.

Photo: The Monk's fishing house, Cong by Cary Bass-Deschenes

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