Cong , County Mayo

Cong is a village in the West of Ireland and a hidden gem in Ireland. Take a wee look on your tours of Ireland.

It stands on the neck of land between Lough Corrib and Lough Mask.

Both lakes offer good trout fishing and they are fairly shallow and studded with islands. The lakes are connected by an underground river which can be reached from Cong.

There are also many caves around Cong along with prehistoric and monastic sites.

The village of Oughterard is nearby and you can avail of boat rental to  travel the lakes and look at the castle ruins.

Aughnanure castle is close……….. and for us that is a must see attraction on any Ireland tours…a fantastic history !