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Garden Blog April 2021

” In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” This quote, by the American Author and Humorist Mark Twain, describes perfectly our recent weather. Snow two weeks ago; summer heat and beach weather last week and very cold easterly winds this week. I feel with all horticulturists out […]

The Kylemore Green Team

Kylemore Abbey Forms Green Team World Earth Day is an annual event to demonstrate support for environmental protection. To mark the event, Kylemore Abbey is delighted to announce the formation of its Green Team. The Green Team consists of representatives from across each department in Kylemore Abbey and will be responsible for communicating the importance […]

Job Opportunities at Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden is one of Ireland’s most popular Visitor Attractions. Located in Connemara, Kylemore Abbey provides a complete visitor experience, showcasing the best of the West of Ireland while encompassing beauty, spirituality, and history. Due to the continued growth and development, and in advance of reopening for Summer 2021, Kylemore Abbey […]

Garden blog March 2021

March is well on its way and with it the spring blossoms surrounding us here in the Victorian Walled Garden in Kylemore Abbey. It seems to be a very late spring display this year, recent cold spells kept the plants well in their infancy stage. The Crocuses just finished flowering and our first Tulips, Tulip […]

Thank you from Kylemore Abbey!

This day last year, Kylemore Abbey and Gardens was forced to close in the first of two major closures. 2020-21 has been a time none of us could have predicted and while it is has been a time of immeasurable difficulty for so many, everyone at Kylemore Abbey would like to take this one year […]

Learn the History & Tradition of the Easter Simnel Cake

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 […]