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In line with public health advice, Kylemore Abbey is currently closed.

News and Events

Former trustee and Board Member of Kylemore Trust, John Coyle to be honoured with an OBE

Congratulations to former trustee and Board member of Kylemore Trust, John Coyle who has been recognised today (10 October) in the Queen’s British Birthday Honours list.  He is being honoured with an OBE for his work with the RNLI and the Commissioners of Irish Lights, contributing to lifesaving and maritime matters over several decades, as […]

Garden Blog September 2020

Autumn spirit is with us these days.  A constant change in weather is our daily challenge as gardeners; from stormy and torrential rains to calm lovely sunny autumn days. We have layers of clothes on us so we can peel them off the warmer it gets! Autumn flowering perennials like Asters, Sedums, Kaffir Lilies or […]

The Story of the Victorian Walled Garden Restoration

The Beginning The Walled Garden was established and developed around the same time as the castle between 1867 and 1871. The Garden was at the height of its splendour between 1880 and 1890. See black and white photos to the left of the door). Mitchell Henry poured an enormous amount of investment into the Garden. […]

Pony Blog: Weaning our foals

Weaning our Foals   As the days start getting shorter and the leaves fall from the majestic trees on the Kylemore Estate our thoughts turn to preparing our foals for the weaning process. This Spring three foals were born here, two colts and one filly, Peaceful Pascal, Peaceful Reailtín and Peaceful Alfie, all purebred Connemara […]

Kylemore Abbey Closure

In line with updated public health guidelines, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens will remain closed until we return to level two of the Government’s Living with Covid Plan. Thank you to everyone who has visited and supported Kylemore over the last few months, while we are sorry to be closing again especially as we […]

Kylemore Abbey Autumn/Winter Programme

From October 2nd, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens will be open from Friday to Monday. But what we might be lacking in days we are more than making up for in experiences. We are proud to launch our most ambitious programme of walks, talks, and events ever! There is something for everyone in Kylemore […]

Readings and Performances from Culture Night in Kylemore Abbey

After a packed day and evening of Culture Night festivities, we are delighted to share the readings and performances that made Kylemore’s first Culture Night programme such a success. The music, readings and prayer were beautiful and we are delighted to share the performances with you from beginning to end as the day occured. Enjoy! […]

Culture Night in Kylemore Abbey

Culture Night in Kylemore Abbey Kylemore Abbey is delighted to be hosting events for this year’s Culture Night on Friday the 18th of September. For the first time in its 15 year history, Kylemore will celebrate Culture Night with a programme of varied but distinctly Kylemore Cultural offerings to share with an online audience. Starting […]

Breathtaking image of Kylemore Abbey in Ireland’s first Wiki Loves Ireland Top10

Kylemore Abbey features in the top 10 of this year’s  Irish round of the world’s biggest photography competition dedicated to natural heritage., Wiki Loves Earth. The breathtaking image entitled Kylemore Abbey Reflections by Diego Lopez has now been entered into the international competition! Wiki Loves Earth (WLE) is an annual international photographic competition held throughout […]

Garden Blog August 2020

I would like to start the August diary of the Victorian Walled Garden here in Kylemore Abbey with writing about our Subtropical Border which is situated just below the restored Head Gardeners House. This Border was established about 18 years ago, mainly with seedlings of all types of mainly subtropical and textured plants. The seeds […]