Photographer's Note

"Bared Ruined Choirs, where late the sweet birds sang" A shot of the ruins of the cloistures of Cong Abbey. The Augustinian Abbey at Cong was founded in the early 12th century by Turlough O’Connor, was built on the site of a 6th century church. It features some very fine examples of stone carvings, as well as a cloister.
The Abbey , which was endowed and supported by royal families of this era, is considered to be one of the finest examples of early architecture in Ireland.
The Abbey was suppressed in the reign of Henry VIII of England in 1542. The Abbey served many purposes including, a hospital for the sick, shelter for the poor and starving as well as being a place of learning for thousands of scholars.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: John Murphy (johnmurphy) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 76] (1092)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2004-06-08
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/2.8, 1/239 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2004-09-22 3:02
Viewed: 1925
Points: 1
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