Connemara (Irish: Conamara is a cultural region in County Galway, Ireland. The area has a strong association with traditional Irish culture. Connemara National Park was founded and opened to the public in 1980. It features 2,000 hectares of mountains, bogs, heaths, grasslands and forests. There are many remnants of human habitation within the park. Much of the park land was once part of the Kylemore Abbey estate. Kylemore Abbey is a Benedictine monastery founded in 1920 on the grounds of Kylemore Castle, in Connemara. The abbey was founded for Benedictine Nuns who fled Belgium in World War I. The current Mother Abbess of the Benedictine Community is Marie Hickey. Clifden is a coastal town in County Galway, Ireland, in the region of Connemara, located on the Owenglin River where it flows into Clifden Bay. As the largest town in the region, it is often referred to as "the Capital of Connemara". If you want beautiful photos during your travel in Connemara, please contact me - Ireland vacation photographer Andrei Zveaghintev.