In the summer of 1977, my parents sent me to Ireland to spend time with my grandmother, my great-aunt, and my great-uncle. I was excited, scared, and a little mad—I would be missing the opening of Star Wars.
Near Letterfrack and Connemara National Park, just a few miles from Ireland’s western coast, the shimmering waters of Kylemore Lough act as a mirror to the impressive neo-Gothic structure known as Kylemore Abbey.
The west of Ireland is home not only to beautiful landscapes and a storied history but also to a rich and vibrant arts culture. When it comes to musical, visual, or literary art, the people of Connemara take pride