Kylemore Abbey visit •
Following Margaret Henry’s tragic passing at age 45, her husband Mitchell built this hidden gem, a gothic church, in her memory. Both are buried in a mausoleum just a few meters east of the church.
I don’t know why I assumed Ireland had no mountains, but I’m so happy I realized there are indeed more than “just” Cliffs 🌿
Swipe through for some emerald mounds, killer sheep, and a super social cow that pulled out pro model skills.
Today’s Adventure •
Learned about the history of Kylemore Abbey, which was initially a castle built by Mitchell Henry in the 19th century for his lovely wife, Margaret. Sadly, she passed away from dysentery and left behind a husband and nine children. Eventually, the castle was bought by the Duke and Duchess of Manchester. However, the Duke made a fateful bet one night and gambled away his castle deed. In 1920, the Nuns of Ypres, Belgium bought the estate, which became Kylemore Abbey.
I’ve been daydreaming about Ireland my whole life without knowing where it was. I used to hold images like this in my mind when I was a kid with anxiety, depression and fear. I would imagine myself walking down paths like this, breathing in the clean damp air and listening to the gentle sounds of woodland creatures and brooks babbling in the distance. The moss, the ferns, the wet earth and the clear streams...it’s all real. It’s #Ireland .
Kylemore Abbey/Mainistir na Coille Móire - Ireland/Éire
This monastery is located in Connemara, County Galway. It was built in 1868. It took around 100 men and 4 years to complete it. In a time after World War I nuns offered education to Catholic girls and opened an international boarding school and a day school for girls from the locality. 2010 it was forced to close. #kylemoreabbey#ireland#eire#monastery#instatravel#travel#photooftheday#tbt#picture#castle