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  • 1 Inchagoill Island Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    IRL - Cong

    This island in the centre of Lough Corrib was inhabited by monks from the 5C on. The ruins of two churches remain here, the more interesting of which is the 12C Saints Church, with its magnificent Romanesque portal decorated with head sculptures.

  • 2 Abbey Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Abbey St. IRL - Cong

    This Augutinian institution,standing by the river, was built in the 12C over the site of an earlier 6C or 7C foundation. It was probably built by Turloch O'Connor, king of Connaught, the last king of Ireland, who took his vows here. After the Dissolu..

  • 3 Ashford Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R 346 IRL - Cong

    A castle, now converted into a hotel, occupies this magnificent site between the river and Lough Corrib. Arthur Edward Guinness commissioned James Franklin Fuller to create the baronial style Ashford House by incorporating a French style chateau and ..

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