The day starts a bit misty and rainy and we drive from Castlebar to the peninsula Corraun and pass this bridge to Achill Island.
The misty atmosphere is nice for photo's.
I hope I don't bore you with coastline photos but I like this so much.
Achill Island has no trees as the soil is composed of peat. You could see them stabbing the peat.
We make a stop at the Minaun Cliffs.
We leave the island and drive now through the county Connemara and arrive at Kylemore Abbey a neogothic castle built by a wealthy member of Parlement Mitchell Henry. After the death of his wife and daughter he sold the castle and since WWI it is in use as a Abbey for Benedict nuns from Belgium. The nuns had here for years a boardingschool for girls.
The interior looked rather frugal.
There was a little chapel on the estate.
There is a beautiful garden at the immense estate on a half hour walk from the abbey.
When enjoying a tea and cake on the terrace, I got company of this little one.