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Annual Membership

Now is the perfect time to treat yourself or a loved one to a full year of unlimited visits to Kylemore. Our membership scheme which starts from just €45 is great value and also gives you a 10% discount in our Craft and Design Shop, a 10% discount for friends visiting Kylemore with you and a monthly ezine with news, competitions and special offers. Kylemore is open throughout the year and always makes a great destination to enjoy family and friends. Call our booking office for more information or book online by following this link.



Christmas Mass at Kylemore Abbey

While the Kylemore Estate will be closed to the public on December 24th, 25th and 26th all are welcome to join the Benedictine Community for Mass or Divine Office in the Monastic Church, next to the Visitor Centre at Kylemore. Please note the following times.

Christmas Eve: 1st Vespers of the Nativity :  6.00pm

Vigil Service:  9.30pm

Mass: 10 .00pm

Christmas Day: Lauds followed by Mass: 9. 00am

2nd Vespers of the Nativity: 6.00pm

St Stephen’s Day December 26th): Mass: 12.15pm

Other Days:

Weekdays                Mass:12.15pm

Vespers: 6.00pm


Christmas Posting Dates

Who can believe that it is December already? Just a gentle reminder that it is time to place your orders with us so that they can be shipped in time for Christmas. The following are the dates by which we must receive your orders so that we can guarantee Christmas delivery. Please visit our online shop for a wonderful selection of Christmas gifts as well as all your essential Christmas table favourites.

Shipping Dates

Christmas Hampers from Kylemore Abbey

Our beautifully presented Kylemore Abbey Hampers are ready to solve all your Christmas conundrums. Filled exclusively with Kylemore Abbey produce they make a unique and very welcome Christmas gift. Hampers can be ordered straight away and delivery will begin in early November. We ship worldwide with very competitive rates so what better way to surprise a loved one spending Christmas away from home. With all you Christmas favourites including Puddings, Cakes, Brandy Butter, Mincemeat, Cranberry Sauce and Ham Glaze in addition to our Jams, Chutneys, Baking Mixes and of course our Chocolates handmade by the Benedictine nuns we are sure to have the perfect hamper for all your needs. Contact us now for a copy of our brochure or shop online at
Contact us 095 52001 email:

4. Kylemore Christmas Essentials Hamper

Kylemore Abbey Named ‘Best in Connaught’ Blas na hÉireann Awards 2016.

Kylemore Abbey Named ‘Best in Connaught’ Blas na hÉireann Awards 2016.

Kylemore Abbey has long been known for its reputation for good food and home baking and over the last few years they have consolidated this success with a growing list of awards and a very full trophy cabinet! Marguerite Foyle, restaurant manager at Kylemore Abbey attended last weekend’s award ceremony in Dingle, County Kerry and picked up a total of three trophies as well as the titles ‘Best in Galway’ and ‘Best in Connaught’’.

Kylemore Abbey received a gold medal for their Healthy Brown Bread Baking Mix, a bronze award for their Traditional Bakewell Tart and a bronze award for Kylemore Abbey Country Cream. Being named ‘Best in Connaught is quite an achievement given the number of high quality small food producers that have emerged in the region over the last few years. Now in its 9th year, Blas na hEireann, The Irish Food Awards is the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland. Over 2500 products were entered into the 2016 competition.

Kylemore Abbey was one of the first business’ in Ireland to create food products to sell, based on what was popular in their own restaurant. In the 1980’s  the Benedictine nuns of Kylemore, began to sell their traditionally prepared recipes in the winter months when the tourists disappeared and the restaurant kitchens stood idle. As more and more visitors asked for jam, bread and cake recepies to bring home it became apparent that using the kitchens in the ‘down season’ to supply this need was the answer. Since then the range of products has grown to include jams, chutneys, baking mixes, traditional Christmas cakes, puddings and condiments, handmade chocolates and the increasingly popular Kylemore Irish Country Cream. Kylemore Abbey products now travel the globe in the luggage of tourists who bring them home as unique gifts and are also shipped worldwide from Kylemore’s shop and  from their online shop

2016-09-07 11.04.06                                                                                                                               Kylemore Abbey Irish Country Cream

Online Shop September Special

Pick up a beautiful Kylemore Abbey Gothic Church Pendant and necklace at 20% less than our usual price. Starting this month we will have a different featured product on our online shop each month. There’s lots of lovely crafts, gifts and food products to choose from with great value world wide shipping too.

Irish Food Award Finalists 2016

We have just received news that five of our Kylemore Abbey Food products have reached the finals of this years Blas na h’Éireann Irish Food Awards. The finalist products are Kylemore Abbey Irish Country Cream, Kylemore Traditional Homemade Bakewell Tart, Kylemore Abbey Brown Bread Baking Mix and the Honeycomb Chocolate and Milk Chocolate Bar with Nuts handmade by the Benedictine nuns. This follows on from our outstanding success at the awards last year when we took home three gold and two silver awards. Restaurant Manager, Marguerite Heanue, will be representing us at this years awards which will take place in Dingle on October 1st. All of the finalist products are available to buy here in Kylemore or find them in the Award Winners section of our online shop by following this link

all finalists

Half Day Closure (August 25th)


We regret to inform you that it will be necessary to close the Abbey building at Kylemore Abbey & Garden for an important Benedictine Community event on Thursday 25th August from 12 noon until late. We would like to assure you that this is an exceptional occurrence, and we would very much appreciate your understanding. The rest of the Estate, Victorian Walled Garden, Gothic Church, Mausoleum, Restaurant, Craft Shop and Tea House will be open as normal.  We apologize for the inconvenience and please feel free to contact us at or by calling 095 52001.


Irish Harp in the neo-Gothic Church August 23rd 2016

Join the very talented Lynn Saoirse for an early- afternoon performance of beautiful Irish Harp music in our neo-Gothic Church. Lynn’s repertoire encompasses classical, traditional and contemporary music. The magical sound is greatly enhanced by the elegant interiors and rich acoustics of this wonderful location. Your entry to the performance is included with your ticket for Kylemore Abbey and Garden.

Harp Music with Lynn Saoirse
Harp Music with Lynn Saoirse