Kylemore Abbey
& Victorian Walled Gardens


Nestled at the base of Druchruach Mountain (1,736ft) on the northern shore of Lough Pollacappul,at the heart of the Connemara Mountains, Kylemore Abbey is regarded as one of Ireland’s most romantic buildings. Originally built in 1867 as a romantic gift, Kylemore Abbey and the surrounding mountains and lakes are steeped in history including engineering initiatives, model farms, tragedy, royal visits, gambling debts, a hideaway during Ireland’s troubled history as well as excellence in education.
 
One mile west of the main Abbey building are the 6-acre Victorian Walled Gardens, built by Mitchell Henry at the same time as the construction of Kylemore Castle between 1867 and 1871.

This garden was one of the last walled gardens to be built during the Victorian period in Ireland and is the only garden in Ireland that is located in the middle of a bog.

For more information please see www.kylemoreabbey.com

 

Kylemore Abbey

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