My second day in Galway, I booked a trip to Kylemore Abbey, which is in Connemara. Connemara is an area in west Ireland, containing beautiful mountains, lakes and parks.
After a few hours and more than a few rest stops, we finally arrived at Kylemore Abbey.
Kylemore Abbey was once a girls' boarding school run by nuns. It opened in 1923 and closed in 2010.
Flashback! My mom and I visited Kylemore Abbey when we vacationed in Ireland last January. When we arrived, the area was closed to visitors... but that didn't stop my mom. Since there was no one around, she hopped the fence and began wandering around taking pictures. I soon followed. Like mother, like daughter. Here are some pictures from that trip.
Oh look! It's the same bench in these two photos, taken a year apart.
Kylemore Abbey is definitely a beautiful place to check out if you're ever in western Ireland. Even though it is a long drive, I highly recommend visiting it!