Connemara, Doo Lough, Cong Abbey - June 2nd, 2012


Connemara is a national park, but it only has one hiking trail. So of course we hiked it, up to the top of Diamond Hill. This gives a nice view all round of the surrounding countryside, especially of the Twelve Bens mountains.

Cong Abbey was another ruined medieval site. All of these abbey suffered greatly during the Dissolution - when King Henry VIII confisicated the church lands so he could steal their wealth. The roofs of all the abbeys were removed to make them unliveable, and naturally this resulted in tremendous amount of water damage to the remaining parts of the buildings.


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Connemara


Doo Lough Valley


Cong Abbey