No day out would be quite complete without a little retail therapy, a fact we at Kylemore fully understand. Pay a visit to our beautiful Craft and Design Shop where shoppers of all ages and budgets will find a special reminder of their visit to Connemara or a precious gift to bring home to someone they love. You can also shop online where you will find a great selection of gifts, souvenirs and homeware which can be delivered straight to your door, anywhere in the world.
The Craft & Design Shop
Kylemore Abbey Craft and Design Shop for a wide selection of gifts, homeware, clothing and more. Whether just browsing, looking for a small souvenir of your visit or searching for that unique gift for someone special, you are bound to find just the right thing on our shelves!
Our experienced and friendly staff will be delighted to help you and can easily arrange overseas shipping at great rates to save you the inconvenience of carrying your purchase with you. We carry all the best names in Irish design that you know and love along with craft pieces from new and emerging Irish artisan craftspeople.
We are open seven days a week and are always ready to help!
Abbey Fuchsia Pottery
Inspired by the wild Fuchsia flower known in Gaelic as “Deóra De – Tears of God” which grows in abundance on the roadsides of Connemara. The current design was created by ceramic artist Debbie Watkins, who took over management of the pottery for some years in the 1990s. This design has become extremely well loved and is emblematic of the Connemara countryside.
Each piece is individually handcrafted and decorated in our onsite studio so that it is both exquisite and personal – a product of the love and devotion that the Benedictine nuns have given to their lives at Kylemore Abbey.
Kylemore Abbey Potterey was founded by the Benedictine nuns in 1973 and continues to be cherished by owners from all over the world, including First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, who was presented with a hamper of Kylemore Abbey Pottery as a Saint Patrick’s day gift on behalf of the Irish nation.
Made for you at Kylemore Abbey
While shopping at Kylemore Abbey, be sure to look out for some of our wonderful handmade food and beauty products. Chocolates Handmade by the Benedictine nuns in the old Kylemore Abbey School home economics kitchens are sure to please someone you love!
Next door to the Chocolate Kitchen is the Soap Room where the Benedictine nuns make high-quality soaps, candles and skin care products using essential oils and other natural ingredients.
Our Baking Mixes Range allows you to rustle up a taste of Kylemore in your own kitchen, choose from a variety of award-winning cookie, scone, muffin and bread mixes.
You can also shop online at www.kylemoreabbey.com Bring home a little bit of Kylemore today!