Monk's Fishing House, Cong

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  • This old Monk's Fishing House was a lovely addition to our visit around Cong village. We encountered this on our walk around the village and into Cong woods. It is still well preserved and houses... 
    This old Monk's Fishing House was a lovely addition to our visit around Cong village. We encountered this on our walk around the village and into Cong woods. It is still well preserved and houses...  more »
  • Interesting to see how the monks were creative and set up a place to fish that protected them from the elements. 
    Interesting to see how the monks were creative and set up a place to fish that protected them from the elements.  more »
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  • Unique and Magical 14th century Monk's Fishing House Family Whilst in Cong Abbey gardens towards the rivers edge you should cross and pass through the archway on the first small Abbey bridge bearing the sculptured head of Patrick Prendergast, the last Abbot of Cong you will find as the path veers to the left, the unique and famous Monk's Fishing House of Cong. You you must carefully cross a small stone bridge to stand in this 14 century stone cottage in the middle of Cong river. It is built on a stone platform which there is a channel for the river to flow through. The monks had a clever way of catching fish from this house. A net was placed through a hole in the floor and in to the channel and a line connected the net with a bell. When a fish was netted the bell would ring letting them know of a catch. the fish would be kept in the net until required for cooking. Take care of small kids when the river is high.
  • Gorgeous little piece of history! Built in around the 15th/16th century by the monks from the nearby Abbey to be able to fish easily on the River Cong.

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