On the shores of Lough Pollacopall, one of the greatest ever testaments to love stands in stately elegance, as perfect today as it was when it was first erected in 1871. Kylemore Abbey was built by Mitchell Henry for his wife, Margaret, after they spent their honeymoon in the area the 1840s; sadly, just three years after the castle was completed, Margaret died. Her heartbroken husband laid her to rest in a little Mausoleum in the woods, where he joined her upon his own death.
Kylemore later became a Benedictine convent, then a school – but Margaret was never forgotten, and Kylemore Abbey has long been considered Ireland's most spectacular love letter.
Landscapes, love stories, music, culture, food – is it any wonder Connemara holds such a special place in the hearts of all who visit?