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Kylemore Abbey, Co. Galway by CleaLlyfr Kylemore Abbey, Co. Galway by CleaLlyfr
" Kylemore Abbey is the oldest of the Irish Benedictine Abbeys. The Community of nuns, who have resided here since 1920, have a long history stretching back almost three hundred and forty years.

Founded in Ypres, Belgium, in 1665, the house was formally made over to the Irish nation in 1682.

The purpose of the Abbey at Ypres was to provide an education and religious community for Irish women during times of persecution here in Ireland.

Down through the centuries, Ypres Abbey attracted the daughters of the Irish nobility, both as students and postulants, and enjoyed the patronage of many influential Irish families living in exile.

At the request of King James II the nuns moved to Dublin in 1688. However, they returned to Ypres following Jamesí defeat at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.

The Community finally left Ypres after their Abbey was destroyed in the early days of World War I.
The Community first took refuge in England and later in Co Wexford, before eventually settling in Kylemore in December 1920. At Kylemore, the nuns reopened their international boarding school and established a day school for local girls.

They also ran a farm and guesthouse; the guesthouse was closed after a devastating fire in 1959. A section of the Abbey (the enclosure) is retained strictly for the nunsí use and is not open to the public; here the nuns devote themselves to their monastic life of prayer and work."

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HakuyaH Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope oneday I can be there.
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CleaLlyfr Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
If one day you come to Europe then I definitively recommend you Ireland as a beautiful and green country to visit :) :shamrock:
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gerundium Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
amazing shot.
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CleaLlyfr Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The place is amazing in fact... ;)
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gerundium Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
i believe you, on the spot, i do.
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Love it's story and full view is the way to see this. Thank You
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CleaLlyfr Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome, thanks for your comment :D
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cprmay Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wow... lovely and very dark!:)
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CleaLlyfr Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The weather was very misty ;)
Anyway, I really loved this abbey and its story.
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cprmay Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Now I shall have to find ut more about it!!
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