Kylemore Abbey

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    Kylemore Abbey (Irish: Mainistir na Coille Móire) is a Benedictine nunnery founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle, in Connemara, County Galway, Republic of Ireland. The abbey was founded when Benedictine Nuns fled Belgium in World War I.
    Originally called Kylemore Castle, it was built between 1863 and 1868 as a private home for the family of Mitchell Henry, a wealthy politician from Manchester, England who was also MP for Galway County from 1871 to 1885. After the death of his wife Margaret in 1875, Mitchell did not spend much time there. He and his wife are both buried in the small mausoleum near the church in the grounds of the abbey. Notable features of the abbey are the neo-Gothic church (built between 1877 and 1881), a miniature replica of Norwich Cathedral, made from local green Connemara marble, and the Victorian walled garden.
    The abbey houses a secondary girls' boarding school, Kylemore Abbey International Girls' School. The house and gardens are open to the public.
    The name Kylemore originates from the Irish words Coill Mór – meaning Great Wood.

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    1. Carpe Feline 108 months ago | reply

      lovely place
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    2. F-2 108 months ago | reply

      Outstanding image - beautiful!!

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    4. EverySingleDay 106 months ago | reply

      I love it! I can't wait to visit in May! What time of year was this photo taken in?

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    8. bill barber 104 months ago | reply

      Good strong edges, and beautiful tones. This is one of the most peaceful places I have ever visited.
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    9. judwal 104 months ago | reply

      You've framed that gorgeous building so beautifully.
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      Wonderful capture!
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    11. moodyfan (Julie) 104 months ago | reply

      I want so desperately to go to Ireland and England and I know this is the first place I'd want to see. I have a poster of this on my wall, but does not compare to this fantastic shot! Beautiful!!

    12. Оscar 93 months ago | reply

      ich finde diese version besser als die s/w-version. da sticht das schlösschen viel schöner heraus...

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    13. Bachspics 83 months ago | reply

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    14. melcir.meri 81 months ago | reply

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    15. John Bakas 76 months ago | reply

      Thank you. I used this great photo in a blog about Benedictine contributions to the world.

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    17. Boris Mitendorfer Photography 57 months ago | reply

      Wonderful photo! I like the colors and composition - perfect.

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