Thursday, 8 December 2016

Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled garden is one of my favourite places in Ireland. It is the tragical story of Mitchel and Margaret Henry. During their honeymoon they travelled to Connemara in Ireland in 1850. They fell in love with the area and returned in 1860. Mitchell built the castle for her as a present and it finished in 1871. In 1874 Margaret got very ill of dysenterie and died within 16 days.

It is now home to nuns of the Benedictine Order who came here in 1920. Kylemore Abbey is open everyday. 

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