Hear the story from the Abbey’s beginnings in the 1840’s as a romantic gift to becoming home to the Benedictine Community in 1920.
Rooms open to the public include the: audio visual room, entrance hall, inner hall, drawing room, middle room and dining room.
The remainder of the Abbey is part of the nuns’ private enclosure and education rooms. Sadly, an accidental fire destroyed much of the Abbey’s interiors in 1959. The Benedictine Community restored 5 rooms to their original Victorian style. Much of the furniture and all fireplaces, wooden floors, oak panelling, etc are original. Hearing the stories from our guide, one can easily image life at Kylemore Abbey in the 1800s onwards.
History Talks of the Abbey & Tour of the Gardens
Our guides have an in depth knowledge of the History of the Kylemore Estate and those who have made their home their over the years. Additional talks are scheduled during the summer months and will be advertised on site.
History Talks in the Abbey are available each day at 11:30am. 13:00pm & 15.00pm . Our guides have an in depth knowledge of the History of the Kylemore Estate and those who have made their home their over the years. Additional talks are scheduled during the summer months and will be advertised on site.
History Talk Duration
The History Talk will take approx. 20 minutes.
Groups can book a private tour of the Abbey or the Abbey and Gothic Church, during normal opening hours. An additional charge applies for private tours.
Please contact us for details and to make a group booking. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note group tours depend on guide availability.
Victorian Walled Garden
Complimentary Guided tours of the Victorian Walled Garden are available daily at 12pm from June to August. No pre-booking is required and the location of the Garden Tour meeting point is shown on the visitor guide you receive on entry to the Kylemore estate. Groups may book a private tour of the gardens at an additional charge, please enquire at our bookings office email@example.com
The garden tour will take approx. 30 minutes. Meeting point for the garden tour is at the main entrance to the Garden Tea House.See your visitor brochure for exact location.(Look out for the meeting point blackboard!) Booking is not required for individuals, groups can book a private tour by contacting the visitor centre.
Groups are invited to pre-book a private tour of the garden, at any time of the year, during normal opening hours. Advance booking is essential to ensure guide availability.
Please contact us for details and to make a group booking.