The Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Shane Ross will visit Connemara this evening, to officially open a new element in the visitor experience at Kylemore Abbey & Gardens.

The new experience, called "From Generation to Generation-The Story of Kylemore Abbey" was developed following a €1.7 million investment from Fáilte Ireland.

The investment centres on the redevelopment of the historic Abbey's interior and a new multi-media presentation.

Kylemore Castle was built in 1868, and became the home of the Benedictine nuns in 1920 after they arrived in Ireland when their Abbey in Belgium was destroyed during World War One.

The nuns opened a girls' boarding school, which closed ten years ago, and the restored  Abbey, Church and Victorian Walled Gardens, which are open to the public 7 days per week, attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.


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