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Learn the History & Tradition of the Easter Simnel Cake

Easter Simnel Vake-Kylemore

Every easter in Kylemore, Mitchells Café and the Garden Tea House prepare and serve the traditional Simnel Cake. And each year our friendly staff get asked what is a Simnel Cake and why eat it at Easter? Well, here are the answers to that what and why…. A Simnel Cake is a baked fruit cake. […]

January & February Garden Blog 2021

A very warm welcome back to our first garden blog of 2021 from the Victorian Walled Garden here in Kylemore Abbey. Winter showed its face within the past few weeks and Kylemore was covered under a light blanket of snow. The coming few days are promised cold again, so let’s hope it won’t be too […]

Wintering Well in Kylemore

As Winter turns to Spring, signs of new life are evident on the Kylemore Estate. Buds are starting to appear on the trees and daffodil stems are beginning to peep through the soil. Spring is a season of new life and hope. We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our Connemara foals in a couple […]

Ceol ó Kylemore: Ceiliúradh na mBan

Kylemore Abbey in Connemara is the spectacular setting for ‘Ceol ó Kylemore: Ceiliúradh na mBan‘, a Red Shoe Production for TG4. Pic: Síle Denvir                                                                […]

Christmas Garden Blog 2020

Here we are, Christmas 2020 is only few days away and we are wrapping up the garden work for the coming two weeks for our Christmas break. What a year it was, it is actually hard to put it into words, too much happened in too many different ways. We had to adjust to new […]

KYLEMORE ABBEY WELCOMES GLOBAL AUDIENCE FOR RELIGIOUS SERVICES VIA WEBCAM

In a year when many Irish and international visitors are prevented from travelling, the Benedictine nuns of Kylemore Abbey extend an invitation to people of all faiths and none to join them for religious and spiritual services via the recently installed church webcam at the world famous Connemara Abbey. Available at www.churchservices.tv/kylemore and www.kylemoreabbey.com/monastic-church-webcam Mass […]

Garden Blog October & November 2020

Welcome back to my late autumn garden blog here from the Victorian Walled Garden in Kylemore Abbey & Garden. We experienced a couple of nice weeks in October. It must have been a bumper year for wild mushrooms. Everywhere you looked on our estate there was a fungi peeping through layers of leaves, moss or […]

Kylemore Abbey to place Connemara Mare and foal in Áras Paddock.

Kylemore Abbey is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership between Áras an Uachtaráin and Kylemore Abbey whereby each year a Connemara mare and foal from the Kylemore Herd will take up residence with the President of Ireland and graze the Áras paddocks from May to September. The partnership was formed following discussions about implementing […]

New Conservation Plan for Kylemore Abbey

The Kylemore Trust today (10 November) announced that work has commenced on a new Conservation Plan at the iconic Kylemore Abbey estate. Funded by the Heritage Council and Irish Georgian Society, with additional funding from Kylemore Trust, this Conservation Plan will focus on two of Kylemore’s unique heritage features – the neo-Gothic Church and the […]

The History of the Chocolate Kitchen at Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey and the various buildings throughout the estate have many stories to tell, since the first brick was laid in 1867 the estate has had to evolve and adapt to suit  the needs of the different eras . Although the estate is now in a slumber a little like the palace in sleeping beauty […]