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Kylemore Abbey and Gardens

Tucked in the shadows of the mighty Seven Pins Mountain range, Kylemore Abbey cuts a striking figure against its majestic backdrop. A Benedictine monastery founded in 1853, the Abbey took seven years to build and remains in use today as an all girls’ school governed by Benedictine Nuns - the only Benedictine Community in Ireland - as well as opening its grounds to tourists. With its idyllic surroundings encircled by woodlands and postcard-worthy façade fronted by a glistening lake that perfectly reflects the grand building, Kylemore Abbey has fast become one of County Galway’s most popular iconic sights.

While parts of the 1000-acre estate remain closed to the public, visitors can tour many of the most impressive sights, including the magnificent Gothic Chapel and the Abbey’s beautifully restored main hall. The 6-acre walled Victorian Gardens are another highlight, where pretty walkways, 19th-century flowerbeds and a series of greenhouses are divided by a gurgling stream and enclosed by a brick and limestone wall. The onsite crafts shop and café, where the nuns serve up home-cooked food, are also popular, with the teahouse terrace offering wonderful views over the nearby Connemara National Park.  

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Connemara and Galway City Day Trip from Dublin, Dublin, null
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Connemara and Galway City Day Trip from Dublin

4 star rating: Recommended 781 Reviews

Explore Connemara and Galway City on a full-day trip from Dublin. Traveling by luxury coach, you'll discover this unspoiled area of natural beauty on Ireland's ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.49
Connemara and Galway Bay Rail Tour from Dublin, Dublin, Day Trips
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Connemara and Galway Bay Rail Tour from Dublin

4 star rating: Recommended 764 Reviews

Leave Dublin for the day and take a coach and rail tour to Connemara and Galway. You'll travel through breathtaking Irish scenery, pass by stunning Kylemore ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.42
Connemara and Cong Village with Kylemore Abbey and Killary Fiord Tour from Dublin, Dublin, Rail ... 
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Connemara and Cong Village with Kylemore Abbey and Killary Fiord Tour from Dublin

4.5 star rating: Recommended 66 Reviews

Visit the stunning land of Connemara with its mountains, lakes and unspoilt views. The romantic castle that is now Kylemore Abbey and the wildest of the beaten ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 14 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.21
Guided Connemara Day Tour from Galway, Galway, Day Trips
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Guided Connemara Day Tour from Galway

This guided day tour takes in the highlights of Galway Bay and Connemara along the Wild Atlantic Way. You see thatched cottages, dry stone walls, mountains, ...  Read more

Location: Galway, Ireland
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $53.77
Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errilly Friary, Galway, Day Trips
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Connemara Day Trip from Galway: Kylemore Abbey and Ross Errilly Friary

4.5 star rating: Recommended 997 Reviews

Discover the dramatic beauty of Connemara with its rugged wilderness, welcoming locals and historic treasures, on this full-day trip from Galway city. ...  Read more

Location: Galway, Ireland
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.60
Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey Day Trip from Galway, Galway, Day Trips
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Connemara National Park and Kylemore Abbey Day Trip from Galway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 79 Reviews

Our Connemara, Coast of Galway Bay, Connemara National Park, Kylemore Abbey, tour takes in all the highlights of Connemara along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Location: Galway, Ireland
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.60
Connemara Day Trip Including Leenane Village and Kylemore Abbey from Galway, Galway, Day Trips
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Connemara Day Trip Including Leenane Village and Kylemore Abbey from Galway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 128 Reviews

A full day, guided tour of Connemara, an area famed for it’s unspoiled natural beauty and rugged landscapes. Spend time exploring the iconic Kylemore ...  Read more

Location: Galway, Ireland
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $28.60

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