Home to the Benedictine Nuns, Kylemore Abbey was built as a castle in 1868 in the Irish neo-gothic style. A trip to the Abbey is a must on your Connemara itinerary, with its beautifully restored rooms, church and of course the famous Victorian walled garden, set against the rugged beauty of the Connemara wilds, it’s positively enchanting. The Craft and Retail Shop at Kylemore is known worldwide, stocking a unique range of goods to satisfy every taste.