Kylemore Abbey, Knock, Sligo and Drumcliffe

Connemara Travel Blog

 › entry 6 of 15 › view all entries
Mirror image of the hills in the lake
Monday started out with no rain to visit KYLEMORE ABBEY. Built in the 1860's, this was acquired by the Benedictine nuns in 1920 when they left Belgium in World War I and  now houses a secondary girls boarding school. It was rather breathtaking when we pulled in the parking lot. I tried to get my camcorder to tape but no luck. I don't know what what was wrong & it ticked me off . So I lugged around a broken camcorder for the next 14 days with only 3 seconds of video from the cliffs. The abbey looked like a castle, which it originally was named and sits on the shores of the lake. The silhouette of the hills and the abbey was a mirror image in the lake. Just beautiful and so peaceful! Inside we only saw the reception rooms and then we walked outside and took a path that led to the GOTHIC CHURCH. The church was built between 1877 and 1881 and is made from green marble from Connemara.
We left and enjoyed a pretty picture stop at KILLARY HARBOR where the hills were an olive green color and the water was the color of the sky.  The rain begun when we made a lunch stop in WESTPORT and then saw parts of the village, KNOCK which is known for pilgrims. Our last stop was at DRUMCLIFF on SLIGO BAY. The famous poet, William B. Yeats's grave was here as was a church and a gift shop.
Aditu says:
This is such a beautiful place!!
Posted on: Sep 01, 2007
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Mirror image of the hills in the l…
Mirror image of the hills in the …
Kylemore Lake
Kylemore Lake
So peaceful!
So peaceful!
Kylemore Abbey
Kylemore Abbey
Kylemore Abbey
Kylemore Abbey
By Kylemore Abbey
By Kylemore Abbey
Inside
Inside
Kylemore Abbey from the side
Kylemore Abbey from the side
Gothic Church
Gothic Church
Viewing mountains from our bus
Viewing mountains from our bus
Killary Harbour
Killary Harbour
cloud touching the mountain
cloud touching the mountain
Killary Harbour
Killary Harbour
Killary
Killary
Westport
Westport
St Patrick statue in Westport
St Patrick statue in Westport
Celtic Cross in Knock
Celtic Cross in Knock
Connemara
photo by: paganmom