Join us in the neo-Gothic Church throughout September for wonderful music in a magical location. Lynn Saoirse performs Irish Harp every Tuesday and Thursday at 12pm. Singer, Songwriter, Eileen Keane will perform a selection of traditional and contemporary songs on Sunday the 8th at 3 pm. James and Isabelle Ruddy will perform a set of traditional Irish Music on the Sundays of the 15th and 29th of September. Please note as of yet we do not have a performance scheduled for Sunday 22nd but we will post if we fill that date. All performances are included in cost of your ticket to the Kylemore estate and free to those on a complimentary visit.
Join us throughout August and September for Sunday Afternoon Music in the neo-Gothic Church with brother and sister duo, James & Isabelle Ruddy. James and Isabelle are multi-instrumentalists who between them play Irish Harp, Button Accordion, Concertina, and piano. Join them in the beautiful surroundings of the neo-Gothic Church for a selection of Irish Traditional pieces perfect for a relaxing Sunday afternoon. The concert is included in the cost of your ticket to visit Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled garden.
Sundays 3 pm throughout August and September
James and Isabelle in the neo-Gothic Church
Next Thursday, August 1st we will be launching a series of Behind the Scenes Tours which will be free to Kylemore Abbey Ticket holders. The tours which will run four times day will take visitors to our on site Soap Room, Chocolate Kitchen and Pottery Studio. This will be a fascinating opportunity to see where and how our unique handmade products are made and to learn about the Benedictine tradition of innovation and creativity. The tours will run Monday to Friday throughout August and places will be strictly limited so registration at the Visitor Centre on arrival is essential to secure your place. Tours will take place at 11am, 12pm, 3pm and 4pm.
We are glad to announce that our extended summer opening hours begin from Monday July 8th and will continue until the end of August.
Our opening hours are now as follows:
Visitor Centre & Admission to the Estate:
Every Day 9.00 am – 7.00 pm
The shuttle bus runs from 9.30 am to 7.00 pm
Last shuttle from the Garden to the Visitor Centre is at 6.50 pm
Garden closes at 6.45 pm
Afternoon Performance in the neo-Gothic Church
Enjoy a very special treat on your next visit to Kylemore Abbey with a beautiful performance of traditional, classical and contemporary music by harpist Lynn Saoirse. Lynn’s beautiful music is accentuated by the beautiful interiors and acoustics provided by the neo-Gothic Church. Learn about the importance of the Irish Harp in Irish History in an informal but engaging and captivating performance from this very talented musician. A unique experience not to be missed on your next visit to Kylemore. The performance is included in the cost of your visit to Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden.These performances will take place every Tuesday throughout July and August at 2.00 pm.
Did you know our Garden Tours are taking place Monday to Friday throughout the summer months at 2.30pm. Join our guides to discover all about the history behind our fascinating Garden which at six and a half acres is one of Ireland’s largest Walled Gardens. These tours are included in your ticket price to visit the estate, for real gardening enthusiasts private group tours of the Garden with a senior garden staff member can be booked by calling 095 52001 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .Find out more at https://www.kylemoreabbey.com/group-tours-connemara/
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Kylemore Abbey estate including Gardens, Visitor Centre, Shop and Cafe will close today at 4 pm to allow for a private function. We are open for business as usual at 9 am on Tuesday morning. We apologize for any inconvenience to our visitors.
Doors Open Today on New Visitor Exhibition
From Generation to Generation….The Story of Kylemore Abbey
The doors were opened today on our updated Visitor Experience giving the Abbey a whole new lease of life! Kylemore Abbey and Gardens and staff were given a tour of the exhibition this morning and made welcome by Sr Magdalena Fitzgibbon and Tour Guide Joanne Smyth. The experience is now open to all visitors to Kylemore and we sincerely hope that after all our months of hard work that they will really love it!
Kylemore Abbey Staff were the first visitors to the new exhibit
Joanne Smyth adding the finishing touches to one of our historic costumes in the Abbey this morning
Sr Magdalena standing next to the speaking portrait of Mitchell Henry
Kylemore Abbey is open daily from 9am to 6pm
Not a very special treat on your next visit to Kylemore Abbey with a beautiful performance of traditional, classical and contemporary music by harpist Lynn Saoirse. Lynn’s beautiful music is accentuated by the beautiful interiors and acoustics provided by the neo-Gothic Church. A unique experience not to be missed on your next visit to Kylemore. The performance is included int eh cost of your Kylemore Abbey entry ticket.
Although we are not having an Easter hunt this year there will still be a lovely atmosphere at Kylemore this Easter Sunday with a few Easter surprises for families visiting between 12pm and 3pm. There will be bunnies to meet, face painting, treats to nibble, wishes to make and a colouring station where you can make a card for Gloria and Ken our pet pigs who will be celebrating their birthdays at 3pm. Join us to sing happy birthday and wish them well! We also invite children to come and explore our fairy village which has received a nice sprucing up just in time for the long weekend. There are lots of lovely spring blooms in the garden and plenty of cakes and healthy lunches too in our Tea House and Café. The perfect spot for a great family day out!