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Cong Pigeon Loop



Walk Length

4.7 km


1.5 hr




Cong is a charming village on the northeastern shore of Lough Corrib, widely known as the setting for the film ‘The Quiet Man’, which starred John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara.

When planning a walk in Cong, please allow some time to explore and enjoy the many wonderful sights and experiences found around this most beautiful village.

Visit the ruins of the Augustinian abbey in Cong, which dates to the 13th century and is one of the best remaining examples of medieval ecclesiastical architecture in Ireland. Ashford Castle, with its cut stone towers, turrets and perfect grounds, is another location that you simply must not miss.

  • Start / Finish / Trailhead: The ruins of the Augustinian abbey
  • GPS Location53.5404, -9.2863
  • Distance: 4.7 km
  • Direction: Blue markers
  • Estimated Time: 1.5 Hours
  • Terrain: Forest tracks
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum Gear: Sturdy walking shoes/boots, waterproofs, mobile phone, snacks & fluids
  • Services: Cong, Ballinrobe