Kylemore Abbey (Ireland)

Connemara     See list of castles in Irlanda

Immersed in the nature of Connemara, in the mountains of the Twelve Bens and a lovely lake which is reflected in its beauty, Kylemore Abbey seems out of a fairy tale. Residence in the nineteenth century neo-Gothic style was built at the behest of the parliamentary and financier Henry Mitchell (who reclaimed the surrounding area to be able to build their own residence) and then transformed into an abbey by the Benedictine nuns of Ypres that were gifted - as a result of grief that hit the owning family - and moved there from Belgium fleeing the first World war, still it performs the latter function.

Visitors often come here to admire the picture postcard image of this white-gray building nestled in the green and then relax strolling in the large park forests, where there is a very pretty little church and a well-kept Victorian garden. What else? It's worth. Connemara never ceases to amaze.

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Latitude: 53.5616392
Longitude: -9.8893127
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