Join your local guides in discovering Cong village and the surrounding areas. Marvel in the beauty of Ashford Castle and its impressive grounds and gardens. Travel back in time to The Royal Abbey of Cong and walk in the footsteps of Ireland’s Last High King Rory O’Connor. Take in the peaceful tranquility of Cong village and relax abroad Corrib Cruises as you absorb the beautiful scenery of Lough Corrib and Connemara. From 1st June to 30th September the lake cruise includes a tour of the Island of Inchagoill.
This is a full day tour departing Galway Coach Station at 9am before returning to Galway at approx. 5pm (June-Sept returning to Galway at approx. 6pm)
• Guided Tour of Ashford Castle grounds and gardens.
• The Royal Abbey of Cong.
• Lake and Island Cruise with Corrib Cruises.
• Local guides.
• Entrance fee and tickets included.
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Stop At: High King Tours, Galway Ireland
Join High King Tours local guides in discovering Cong village and the surrounding areas. Marvel in the beauty of Ashford Castle and its impressive grounds and gardens. Travel back in time to The Royal Augustinian Abbey of Cong and walk in the footsteps of Ireland’s Last High King Rory O’Connor. Take in the peaceful tranquility of Cong village before relaxing abroad The Isle of Inisfree with Corrib Cruises as you absorb the stunning scenery of Lough Corrib. From 1st June to 30th September the lake cruise includes the Island of Inchagoill.
Duration: 9 hours
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: 45 minutes
Stop At: Ashford Castle Drive, Cong F31 CA48 Ireland
The magnificent Ashford Castle estate is set in 350 acres, on the picturesque shores of Lough Corrib. Ashford Castle is steeped in over 700 years of history, from the invading Anglo-Norman De Burgos in 1228 to the current owners, the Tollman family. Our local guides will astonish you with stories and tales as you stroll through the grounds and the gardens.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Stop At: Lough Corrib, Ireland
Enjoy a lake cruise on Lough Corrib with Corrib Cruises. Corrib Cruises is a family run passenger boat service on Lough Corrib, operated by Cong brothers Patrick and David Luskin. During the months of October to May the tour group will take a 1 hour History Cruise of Lough Corrib on The Isle of Inisfree from Ashford Castle Pier. During the months of June to September the tour group will board The Isle of Inisfree at Lisloughrey Pier and embark on a 2-hour cruise of Lough Corrib which includes a stop at Lough Corrib’s biggest island Inchagoill where the boat’s Captain Patrick Luskin will take you on a tour of the island where you will see 5th and 12th century churches and learn of the incredible history associated with the island.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Stop At: Pigeon Hole Cave, Clonbur Road, Cong Ireland
The Pigeon Hole or ‘Poll na gColum’, is a cave located just outside of Cong. It is one of the most renowned and easily accessible caves in the area. A flight of 61 limestone steps leads down to the mysterious mouth of the cave, opening up a large chasm to those who dare with a stream connecting the nearby Loughs. In the winter time, the eerie sound of the water rapidly flowing through the cave may be mistaken for the wail of a Banshee. One of Cong’s most famous Fairy Tales is associated with the Pigeon Hole, ”The Fairy Trout” but we’ll leave the telling of that ”Tale” to our local guide.
Duration: 30 minutes