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Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Ireland, Kylemore Abbey, Monuments, Ireland
Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Ireland

Located at the heart of Connemara, this Neo-gothic building stands on the edge of the lake of the same name.

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Kylemore Abbey Ireland
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This neo-Gothic style abbey dates back to the middle of the 19th century. If it is more splendid and larger than the other Irish abbeys, it is because it was initially built as a private residence. Benedictine nuns, who had fled from Belgium after their convent was destroyed in the First World War, took over the estate in 1920, where they ran a young girls' boarding school and lived on the sales of homemade products (jam, biscuits, cakes, etc). A part of the abbey is open to visitors, notably the Gothic church which is renowned for its coloured marble.

Kylemore Abbey

An abbey nestled in Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey, Monuments, Ireland
An abbey nestled in Connemara National Park

The Connemara National Park is a protected zone characterised by splendid mountains, bogs, prairies and forests

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Kylemore Abbey, Ireland, Kylemore Abbey, Monuments, Ireland
Kylemore Abbey, Ireland

Kylemore Abbey houses a convent of Benedictine nuns and a boarding school for girls; however, it is still open to outside visitors and its immense gardens.

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Kylemore Lake, Ireland, Kylemore Abbey, Monuments, Ireland
Kylemore Lake, Ireland

Kylemore Abbey is immersed in a splendid setting, between the lake of the same name and the Twelve Bens Mountains complex

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Kylemore Abbey, Monuments, Ireland
Kylemore Abbey

This massive, Neogothic-style building was built in the 19th century by an Irish financier before being passed on to the Benedictines, who turned it into an abbey

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Kylemore Abbey, Monuments, Ireland
Kylemore Abbey Giuseppe Masci / 123RF
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