The Connemara region of Ireland is perhaps one of the most beautiful regions of the world. Honestly, I didn’t realize this until I saw it with my own eyes. In the midst of all of the big hills they have, is Kylemore Abbey. This castle is stunning. While I was researching some of the destinations we would cover during our trip to Ireland, I remember putting a star beside this one. While it isn’t quite like the castles you would see in Old Europe, it is still quite unique and definitely worth a visit.
The castle is a little over 150 years old. Ownership has been passed from a rich American businessman to a community of nuns. Within the complex there is a castle, a church, a nice Victorian garden and a tomb.
On the day that we went we were the first to arrive right before opening, we are allergic to tourist crowds sometimes. As a result we were able to have the grounds to ourselves which was nice. We did a post about the West Coast of Ireland here https://drifterschronicles.com/2013/08/07/west-coast-of-ireland/
More information about the castle can be found here www.kylemoreabbeytourism.ie