Halloween Event

Regular Ticket applies

Book Tickets

Sunday Oct 27 th

Regular ticket applies

Open every day from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm

HALLOWEEN EVENT SUNDAY 27 TH 2 PM -5 PM

Irish Harp in the neo-Gothic Church

  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.

Garden Tours Summer 2019

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 bookings@kylemoreabbey.com .Find out more at https://www.kylemoreabbey.com/group-tours-connemara/

Early Closure on June 10th at 4pm

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.

New Visitor Experience Open today

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

 

Irish Harp Music

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.

Easter Sunday

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!

Abbey Open Tomorrow April 15th

The Abbey doors will open at 12pm on Monday the 15th of April. Although there is still major reconstruction, and restoration work taking place on the building visitors will once more be able visit the Abbey. Our development project will continue  until the June Bank Holiday weekend when our extended visitor experience, From Generation to Generation, the story of Kylemore Abbey…… will open to the public. We hope you enjoy visiting the Abbey and seeing the work we have done so far, both inside and outside the building. We would like to thank all of  the contractors, crafts people and staff who have worked so hard to bring the project to this stage and we are all looking forward to bringing this exciting project to fruition over the next few months. We thank all of our friends and visitors for their understanding and co-operation throughout this period of upgrading and restoration.

The estate opens at 9am and the Abbey will be open at 12pm.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM KYLEMORE ABBEY AND VICTORIAN WALLED GARDEN

 Please be advised that the Abbey building will be closed to the public from Monday, March 4th to Monday, April 15th (12pm) to allow for essential works. In that period we will be introducing phase one of our upgraded Visitor Experience, which includes extensive landscaping around the Abbey, upgrading of the existing restored rooms and improved access and interpretation. Phase two which will be a full multimedia experience and reconfiguration of the west wing of the Abbey will open to the public by June 2019. The Walled Garden and Gothic Church will remain open to visitors at a reduced rate during this period. We apologize for any inconvenience to our visitors but we hope you will agree when the doors reopen that it was worth the interruption! We look forward to keeping our friends and followers updated across all of our social media channels and on our website about the new experience;

“From Generation to Generation….the story of Kylemore Abbey”.
www.kylemoreabbey.com

 

The Abbey as it appears March 2019

 

New Opening Hours from Wednesday 2nd January

Our estate, shop and restaurant are all open as usual this January however we will be operating on slightly reduced hours over the next few weeks.

From Wednesday 2nd January 2019

The Visitor Centre is open from 10. 00 am to 4.30 pm

Last admission for visitors to the Abbey is 4.00 pm and the Garden closes at 4.00 pm.

Last Shuttle Bus from Garden to VC at 4.20 pm

 

The Craft and Design Shop and Mitchell’s Café will be open from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

 

 

 

 

Christmas Masses at Kylemore Abbey

All are welcome to join the Benedictine Community for Mass or Divine Office in the Monastic Church, directly beside the Visitor Centre.
Christmas Eve services are as follows:
1st Vespers of the Nativity 5.00 pm
Vigil Service 8.30 pm
Mass 9.00 pm
 
Christmas Day
Lauds followed by Mass 9.00 am
2nd Vespers of the Nativity 5.00 pm
 
Saint Stephen’s Day
Mass 12.15 pm
Vespers 5.00 pm
 
Other Days:
Weekdays Mass 12.15 pm
Vespers 6.00 pm
 
Sundays Mass 11.30 am
Vespers 6.00 pm