Heritage, Historic & Cultural Sites

Cong Abbey & Monks Fishing House

The Augustinian Abbey at Cong was founded in the early 12th century by Turlough O’Connor (High King of Ireland). It was built on the site of a 6th century church associated with St. Feichín. It features some very fine examples of stone carvings, as well as a cloister. The grounds of the abbey also contain a monks’ fishing house on an island in the River Cong.

 

Other locals sites and attractions in the area include:

- Inchagoill Island

- Cong Dry Canal

- Pigeon Hole Cave

- Kellys Cave

- Glebe Stone Circle

- Aghalard Castle

- St. Cecilias Well

- Battle of Moytura

- Market Cross