Kylemore

A noted beauty-spot, the lake with its Abbey behind, appears on many postcards (The Abbey is actually a Victorian 'castle' built by a wealthy Liverpool cotton merchant , Mitchell Henry M.P.). It was taken over by a group of Benedictine nuns who moved there from Ypres during the First World War, and opened and exclusive boarding school for girls, which is still there. Parts of the Abbey are open to visitors, there is a craft shop and tearoom. Like so much of Connemara , the area is noted for angling.

 Activities in Kylemore

Pottery And Craft Centres
Kylemore Abbey Craft Shop

 


 
 
 
 © IrishAbroad.com 2009