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Kylemore Abbey, Ireland

Kylemore Abbey, located in the Kylemore Pass in Connemara, Co. Galway, has been home to the Irish Benedictine nuns since 1920. The Benedictine nuns bought the house in 1920, having fled their convent in war-torn Belgium in 1914, where they ran a boarding school for girls for over 300 years. They re-established the school here and it is still very much alive today. The Abbey was originally built in 1868 by Mitchell Henry, in memory of his late wife Margaret. Its architecture is best described as neo-gothic and the house still displays all the characteristics of that period. Kylemore Abbey's most famous feature is its miniature cathedral, known locally as the Gothic church.

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  • Copyright: Devin Deane (ddeane2) (18)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2011-03-04
  • Categories: Châteaux
  • Exposition: f/3.8, 1/500 secondes
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  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2011-03-20 14:15
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