The medieval Ashford castle in Cong, is one of those structures that are made for intercepting the diagonals of the sun and transforming them into pure serenity. In a park overlooking the boundless Lough Corrib, the mighty outlines of the fortress towers cut through the sky, casting their huge shadows on the lawn. The castle, built in 1228, has for many years now been a hotel and in its long history has been host to many historical figures.
The village of Cong in south Mayo, straddles Lough Corrib and Lough Mask, situated as it is on an isthmus connecting the two lakes. On the Galway border, it has the distinctive feature of having a series of underground streams connecting the two adjoining lakes.
Cong Abbey is a historic site located at Cong, on the borders of counties Galway and Mayo, in Ireland's province of Connacht.
A journey through the southern part of the County, from Castlebar to Cong and along Lough Mask.