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Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey
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Copyright: Marie Jirousek (Sandpiper6) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 28] (123)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-22
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-10-21 3:10
Viewed: 1306
Points: 2
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Kylemore Abbey (Irish: Mainistir na Coille Móire) is a Benedictine monastery founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle, in Connemara, County Galway. The abbey was founded for Benedictine Nuns who fled Belgium in World War I. In 1920 the Irish Benedictine Nuns purchased the Abbey castle and lands and opened an international boarding school and established a day school for local girls. They were forced to close the school in June 2010. The Estate includes large walled Victorian Gardens, which have been open since the 70s, to public tours and 'nature' walks. The Benedictine community have restored the Abbey's gardens and Cathedral with donations and local artisans, in order to be a self-sustaining estate.

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Hi Marie
Great POV for a great view of the Kylemore Abbey.
Very sharp and clear shot..great structure.
the Abbey reminds me of a fortress as seen in The Lord of the ring..
Well done......Good Sunday
Robert :-)

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