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Adorable Spot on the River!

One of our favorite parts of Cong, we loved the little Monk's Fishing House over the Cong River... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
Tranquil spot

It's easy to imagine the monks huddled in this small stone structure perched over the water on cold... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Abbey St | On the Cong River, Cong Abbey, Cong, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very fun little ruin to take a look at in Cong, which is on the way to a walk in the woods as you cross the river. There is a little bit of information about the fishing house, which is interesting, and...More

Thank JD L
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of our favorite parts of Cong, we loved the little Monk's Fishing House over the Cong River. It's small, but the scenery here is beautiful and it's worth the very short walk over to see. Cross the beautiful bridge and get even better views...More

Thank dropalinetoemily
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's easy to imagine the monks huddled in this small stone structure perched over the water on cold winter days, trying to catch the food for their dinner. Glad it is preserved for us to still appreciate in a lovely woodland setting.

Thank RobertM11725
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cong is an amazingly charming little town. We took the foot trail over to the fishing house and beyond into the forest.

Thank Debra B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just opposite the small bridge, makes a nice feature with some history too, hopefully it will be preserved.

Thank Newquaygreen1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The river was a good spot to pause from other activities. This was a relaxing spot and enjoyed envisioning the monks fishing from this spot.

Thank codyvana
Reviewed 30 August 2018

It's really just the shell of the house that you see in the pictures, but the setting is absolutely gorgeous and it is very easy to imagine what it must have been like to live over the river. There are many hiking trails nearby and...More

Thank AlejoHouston
Reviewed 16 August 2018

My wife and I got soaked visiting Cong, but we truly appreciated the beauty and history that his area provided.

Thank cljgerry
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I searched and searched for the perfect place, had to have water-historic, Cliffs of Moher kinda thing, castle ruins etc for our 32 wedding anniversary trip to Ireland (first trip). lined up a lady to do a 'Knot tying ceremony', we each wrote our renewal...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I found the building very interesting and is very easy to get to. From the building you get a fantastic view of the river

Thank John H
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23 September 2018|
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Response from cljgerry | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember seeing sign prohibiting fishing. I would check for appropriate licenses needed first.