Set in the heart of Connemara, Kylemore Abbey has been the home of the Benedictine nuns since 1920. Originally built by Mitchell Henry as a gift for his wife it is one of the great neo gothic castles of the period. The restored Gothic Church and miniature cathedral is a building of international importance.
www.kylemoreabbeytourism.ie | Phone +353 95 41146
Taking in almost 3,000 hectares of mountains, bogs, grasslands, heaths and stunning woodland Connemara National Park is one of the most beautiful locations in the west of Ireland. There are plenty of activities available at the park to keep young and old occupied including picnic areas, diamond hill walks, nature trails a children's playground and much more. Admission is free and the Park is open year round, whilst the visitor centre is open between March and October each year.
http://www.connemaranationalpark.ie/ | Phone +353 95 41054 or +353 95 41323
Located 7 miles off the mainland, a visit to Inishbofin Island is an ideal way to spend a day. The island has much to offer. There are beautiful beaches, fishing, walking and cycling routes and a great selection of bars and restaurants. There are historical sites to including a Cromwellian 16th Century Barracks. There is a daily ferry service to the island all year round from Cleggan village. For more information and timetables visit: http://www.inishbofinislanddiscovery.com/
http://www.inishbofin.com/ | Phone +353 95 45895
If you are interested in combining the beautiful sights of Connemara with all the other stunning tourist attractions that the island of Ireland has to offer why not stop off here in Galway as part of a Guided tour of Ireland. For more information see the link below: