Kylemore Abbey is the only Irish home of the Benedictine Nuns. Built originally as a Castle (1868) it is one of the best examples of Irish neo-gothic architecture, the estate features include a Victorian Walled Garden, restored Abbey reception rooms, Gothic Church, tranquil walks, craft shop, pottery, and restaurant.
It can be said that Lawrencetown is in the centre of Ireland. As can be seen from the map Lawrencetown is a village in the East Galway bordering three counties, Roscommon, Offaly,and Tipperary. It is only thirty minutes from the towns of Birr and Athlone and forty minutes from Galway city.