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Kylemore Abbey, nestled in the heart of the Connemara region in County Galway, boasts a captivating history that dates back to the 19th century. Originally constructed as a private residence, the abbey was commissioned by Mitchell Henry, a wealthy politician and businessman, as a grand gesture of love for his wife, Margaret. Completed in 1871, the stunning estate spans over 40,000 acres and features a neo-Gothic castle with remarkable architectural details. Tragically, Margaret Henry's life was cut short and, in her memory, Mitchell transformed the castle into a Benedictine monastery in 1920, welcoming nuns who had fled Belgium during World War I.

The abbey has endured various transformations throughout its history, transitioning from a private home to a place of worship and later evolving into an international girls' boarding school. Today, Kylemore Abbey stands as a testament to resilience, adapting to the changing tides of time while preserving its architectural splendor and cultural significance. Visitors can explore the abbey's rich past through guided tours, discovering the layers of history that have shaped this iconic landmark into the cherished destination it is today.


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  • Cork Jazz Festival
  • Dublin City University
  • Killarney National Park
  • Muckross House
  • Belfast
  • Blarney Castle & Stone
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Donegal
  • Dublin Walking Tour
  • Galway
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Shannon
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Cobh Heritage Centre
  • Limerick
  • Trinity College
  • Kinsale
  • Irish Music/Dance
  • Powerscourt House and Gardens
  • Glendalough
  • Wicklow National Park
  • Musical Pub Crawl
  • Book of Kells
  • Dunmore Cave
  • Victor's Way Indian Sculpture Park
  • Spend a night in a castle
  • Mayo Greenway Cycling
  • Titanic Trail Tour
  • Blarney Woolen Mills
  • Kissane Sheep Farm
  • Jaunting Cars
  • Muckross Abbey
  • Clonmacnoise
  • Kayaking
  • Swim with the Dolphins
  • Go Blo Karting
  • Discover Sites Made Famous from Game of Thrones
  • Boda Borg Challenges
  • Escape Boats
  • Fota Wildlife Park
  • AquaZone
  • Tree Canopy Walks
  • Whale Watching
  • Cork Harbour Boat Tours
  • Zipline Courses (Zipit at Tibradden Wood)
  • Dublin's Leisureplex
  • Haunted Dublin Historical Walking Tour
  • Take a Ride in a World War II Amphibious DUKWS
  • National Aquatic Centre
  • Irish Museum of Modern Art
  • National Leprechaun Museum
  • The Science Gallery
  • Butlers Chocolate Experience
  • Awesome Walls Climbing Centre
  • Rainforest Adventure Golf
  • Xtreme.Ie At Courtlough Adventure Centre
  • Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum
  • Electric Bike Trails
  • Orienteering Challenges
  • The Titanic Trail Walking Tour
  • Lifetime Lab
  • Abbey Tavern
  • Castlecomer Discovery Park

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