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Kylemore Abbey -- Connemara, Co. Galway, W Ireland -- Nestled at the base of Druchruach Mountain on the northern shore of Lough Pollacappul, the abbey is one of Ireland’s most romantic buildings. Kylemore Abbey and the estate are open to visitors all year. Areas to visit include the Abbey, the Gothic Church, the Victorian Walled Gardens, the Craft Shop, Pottery studio, Restaurant and Tea Rooms as well as the Lake and Woodland walks.
Glendalough, County Wicklow, Ireland. This area, whose name means valley of two lakes, is home to one of the oldest monasteries in Ireland, as well as two beautiful lakes and a few other sites of historical interest (most of which are connected with the monastery). It is a great place to go see if you're in Dublin as it is quite close by.