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Attractions in Renvyle Connenara County Galway
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Kylemore Abbey and Gardens
Kylemore Castle, built in 1868, is one of the great baronial-style Castles remaining in Ireland. In 1920, the Castle was turned into an Abbey when it was purchased by the Irish Benedictine nuns. Visitors to the three reception rooms in the Abbey are touched by its history steeped in romance and tragedy. The Community of Nuns re-opened their International Boarding School here, and also established a day school for local girls. Visitors are also welcome to the recently-restored neo-Gothic church (circa 1871), Mausoleum, Restaurant and Craft Shop. A complimentary shuttle bus will take visitors to the restored Victorian Walled Garden. Located on N59 in north Connemara, 3.5 miles NE of Letterfrack.

Ballynahinch Castle
Ballynahinch Castle is steeped in a wealth of tradition and has been intertwined in the history of Connemara and its people for many centuries. From the days of the O'Flaherty Chieftains, to Grace O'Malley, the Pirate Queen of Connemara, to Humanity Dick Martin, founder of the society for the prevention of cruelty to animals and to H.R.H. the Maharajah Ranjitsinji, also known as the 'Ranji', Prince of Cricketeers.

Lettergesh Beach
Renvyle is home to spectacular beaches in particular the 'white strand', a long expanse of white sand with stunning views across the aquamarine ocean that would rival any beach worldwide. This magical place has inspired writers and artists and draws them back again and again, some have settled in the area.

Renvyle Castle
Renvyle Castle on the northern shore of Connemara faces the Atlantic. It was an O'Flaherty castle, passing into the hands of the Blakes for a time.

 

 

 

 
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