Galway, Ireland - a magical mountainside place. Once a castle, now a Benedictine nunnery (founded in 1920), just off N59 in the northwestern Irish countryside (right near the entrance to Connemara National Park). Buckets Lists, Galway Ireland, Kylemor Abbey, Beautiful Places, County Galway, Places I D, National Parks, Castle, Galwayireland
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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.