Castle romance in Connemara
It's 1852, and successful financier, Mitchell Henry, and his new bride, Margaret Vaughan, are on honeymoon in Kylemore, Connemara. Margaret is taken with the beauty of the area, and they dream of living there. Thirteen years later, a castle rose above this Connemara lake, but sadly, their wish to live out their lives here with their growing family was not to be. Poor Margaret died from a fever just a few short years later. A heartbroken Mitchell built one more ode to his adored wife, the neo-Gothic Church that lies in the grounds of Kylemore Abbey.
If you have more time
Nothing warms you up more than a bowl of seafood chowder flecked with meaty mussels. Tuck in at local pubs and restaurants, or try a taste of the sweet local crab dishes, much of it courtesy of the wonderful folks at the Connemara Smokehouse.