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Kylemore Abbey

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We were speeding through Connemara when we noticed a huge castle-like house jutting out the side of one of the mountains, which was notable because there was mostly nothing but sheep, rocks, and mountains around. We stopped for a quick lunch and some photos. Above the abbey, a couple hundred feet up the mountain, I could barely make out some sort of statue, most likely a Christian statue of some sort; there is a path up that goes up the mountain to the statue and would probably provide some great views, but I couldn't figure out where the trailhead was.

Apparently the place was built about a century before by someone with a lot of money, and there was a really nice garden, which didn't survive the place being bought by a bunch of nuns. See what detail I have for historical stuff?

Regardless, the place has a killer location.

Kylemore Abbey Photo Gallery (7 photos)

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