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Something different as Christmas approaches!

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From this weekour end, November 23rd our Abbey History guides will be giving a very unique version of their usual History Talks in the form of a Christmas Themed History Tours at 11.30 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. Kylemore Abbey is especially magical at Christmas time and our talented guides will bring you on a trip back to Christmases past to learn about Irish, Kylemore and Victorian Christmas Traditions along with how Christmas has been celebrated by the Benedictine nuns at Kylemore for almost 100 years.

At 12 pm and 2 pm each Saturday and Sunday the guides will read the children’s classic, The Night Before Christmas, followed by a family orientated history tour. Your children will love imaging Kylemore Christmases in years gone by and what the nine Henry children expected to find in their stockings!

Visitors to Kylemore can also enjoy music in the Gothic on Saturdays and Sundays and of course our great value Sunday Carvery Lunch (entry to the estate only €5 with each two course Sunday lunch purchased.

Tours are included in your usual visit ticket.

Kylemore Abbey publishes it’s Economic Impact Study

It is with great privilege that we present the findings of our Economic Impact Study. The study captures the economic importance of Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Gardens’ economic importance to the West of Ireland in the context of attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors, creating jobs for local communities and generating income in the region. Please follow the link below to read the full study for yourself.


Kylemore Economic Impact Study

Winter Opening Hours

We are now open from 9:30am to 4:30pm every day for the Winter.

Why not pop into Kylemore for some seasonal treats, Sunday Carvery Lunch or enjoy the beautiful weekend music in the Neo-Gothic Church at 2:30pm every Saturday and Sunday.

Kylemore Halloween Celebration

Join us this Halloween for a really wonderful, unique and magical Halloween Celebration! Discover how villagers celebrated Halloween as a doorway from this world to the next and the beginning of the Celtic New Year. Enjoy fortune telling, traditional foods, music and traditions, storytelling and much more. Follow the fiddler to celebration bonfire and discover the real magic of Halloween! No gore, no plastic, plenty of craic!


Please Vote for Us!

We are calling on our many, colleagues and tourism partners to do a little cheerleading for us by voting for us as their favourite Irish Tourist Attraction in the Independent Travel Awards 2020. Everyone who votes is automatically entered into a draw with eight fantastic holidays up for grabs so it could be quite worth your while! Follow this link to get voting and it will only take a minute! Vote Here!


Autumn Opening Hours

As the days get shorter we are slightly reducing our visiting hours with a closing time of 5.30 pm rather than 6.00 pm. This time applies to our Visitor Centre, Cafe and Craft and Design Shop so you still have plenty of time to come and enjoy Kylemore as the autumnal colours settle their autumn cloak over Connemara. We will have music in the neo-Gothic Church every Saturday and Sunday throughout October and November and our wonderful Traditional Halloween Event will take place on October 27th.
Opening Times as follows:
Visitor Centre & Admission to the Estate: Every Day 9.00 am – 5.30 pmThe shuttle bus runs from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm the last
Garden closes at 5.15 pm
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Weekend Music in the neo Gothic Church at Kylemore abbey

Enjoy a musical weekend at Kylemore Abbey with beautiful performances of traditional and classical music scheduled for every Saturday and Sunday throughout September and October. Join Irish Harpist Lynn Saoirse on Saturdays at 2.30 pm and brother and sister duo James and Isabelle Ruddy for traditional music on Sundays also at 2.30 pm. Performances are informal and included in the cost of your visit to Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden. Book your discounted ticket online now at


Met Éireann issues wind and rain warnings as Hurricane Lorenzo approaches

As a precaution due to the adverse weather conditions forecast for tomorrow evening, Thursday 3rd of October and the early hours of Friday the 4th of October, Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden will close at the earlier time of 4 pm on Thursday afternoon and will not reopen until 11 am on Friday morning. We advise the public not to travel during the hours of the weather warning and to avoid any unnecessary risks. We have to take special care on the Kylemore estate because of the risk of falling trees and branches in our mature woodland. In the case of power outage on Friday the estate will remain closed until further notice. If in doubt please call our bookings office for updates on 095 52001.

Heart Health Day Sunday 29th at Kylemore Abbey

Join us in Mitchell’s Café today for Heart-Healthy Food, Health information and an opportunity to speak to the Croí experts and have your blood pressure and pulse checked. The Abbey will be lit up in red again tonight to remind us all to love our hearts and be our own Heart Heroes!!

September Music in the neo-Gothic Church

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.