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Kylemore Abbey Reopening July 3rd

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Friday, 12 June 2020
 The Kylemore estate will reopen on July 3rd in line with the Government Reopening Roadmap. 


On July 3rd Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden will re-open to visitors with some minimally restrictive access to buildings. The Abbey, Victorian Walled Garden and neo-Gothic Church will be open. Garden buildings and food and retail outlets will be allowing a limited number of visitors in at a time while observing social distancing. Visitors will get to embrace the natural wonders of the estate while also getting to enjoy the wonderful new visitor experience; "From Generation to Generation....the story of Kylemore", as featured on the recent RTE show "Great Irish Interiors", and get to indulge in the famous hospitality of the Kylemore Kitchen and the many homemade and Irish products sold in our Craft & Design shop. We will be encouraging visitors to get out and explore the wider estate which has blossomed beautifully over the last number of weeks, walk the beautiful tree-lined and lakeshore paths, and maybe even get to meet our new Connemara Ponies and foals, and comical Kune Kune Pigs.  


All of this will be done with the greatest consideration of public health guidelines to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff.  Our Garden, Grounds and Maintenance Staff have been working hard since May 18th to make sure that the Estate is looking as beautiful as ever. They have also been working with our specially appointed Safety Advisor to ensure that all of the appropriate health and safety procedures are in place, allowing us to assure visitors of their safety and to offer them a care-free day out. 


Due to restrictions on groups of people gathering, we regret to say our history talks, musical performances and "behind-the-scenes" tours will not be going ahead as planned, however, our knowledgeable History Guides will be available to answer any questions. 


We have reviewed our ticket prices to reflect the change in experience and under 16's now go free. 


Opening Hours: Estate & Grounds-10.00 am-5.00 pm (last admission to the estate 4.00 pm)


Mitchell's café - 11:30 am- 3.30 pm. 
The Craft & Design Shop -  11:30 am -5 pm.


We strongly encourage pre-booking tickets online at to guarantee entry to the estate.