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High King Tours - Walking Tour of Cong

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Stop At: Royal Abbey of Cong, Cong Ireland

Walk in the footsteps of Ireland’s Last High King Rory O’Connor in the beautiful ancient ruins of the 12th century Royal Augustinian Abbey of Cong. Travel back in time with our local guide to the everyday life of an Augustinian monk and marvel in the incredible Gothic and Romanesque architecture and stone work.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Cong Heritage Trail, Cong Ireland

Casually stroll with our local guide through the village and take in the peaceful tranquility of Cong as you listen to stories and tales. Hear about the ancient, mythical Battle of Moytura. Visit the house of Cong’s very own Robin Hood, George McNamara. Take a picture at ”The Lane of Blazes” the most photographed part of our little village. Aftrr the Tour, relax and enjoy Cong’s many award-winning pubs, restaurants and cafes, where you can eat, drink and have the ‘’Craic’’ with locals.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Monk's Fishing House, Abbey St On the Cong River, Cong Abbey, Cong Ireland

Explore the Monk's Fishing House and take in the beautiful scenery of the Cong River.

Duration: 10 minutes
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved our walking tour with Marion. I'm sorry we missed her son but she was a wonderful substitute. She was so knowledgeable and interesting and funny. We had a wonderful time with her. I don't believe we missed any area of Cong. It was...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our walking tour of Cong learning so much about the rich mythical history over many years and of the more recent stories of the filming of the Quiet Man ‘ in the 1950’s. Absolutely beautiful scenery and backdrop of the abbey, the river,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic information given as we went around Cong. Had been there before but didn’t really find out all there was to know. So much better when doing the tour. Accommodated is also as we missed the earlier one. Very enjoyable. Would certainly recommend it. A...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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DoronM50, Owner at High King Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Mary Thank you for writing such a kind review of the Walking Tour. My mother Marian really enjoyed showing you and your family around Cong. All the best Doron

Reviewed July 15, 2019

What a fantastic tour. I've been through Cong many times as I fish the Corrib regularly with my brothers and sons. We gave the fishing a break this time and took the walking tour to learn about the history of Cong. Lord knows how so...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank James O
DoronM50, Owner at High King Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi James Thank you for choosing to take the Walking Tour of Cong with my mother Marian and thank you for writing such a thoughtful review. We are a small family business and love to share the history and sights of Cong. All the best...More

Reviewed June 18, 2019

Doron,our guide, is a delightful young man born in Cong and very knowledgeable in the rich history of the Mayo region. From Irish Kings to invading armies, he gives you a great perspective on Ireland’s long history from the Medieval times thru current times. Lots...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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DoronM50, Owner at High King Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for being the first person to review our Walking Tour of Cong and thank you again for writing such an amazing review. I throughly enjoyed showing you the history of Cong and I very much enjoyed hearing about your Carpenters Guild. Don't be...More

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