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Extended Summer Opening Hours for July and August

We are glad to announce that our extended summer opening hours begin from Monday July 8th and will continue until the end of August. Our opening hours are now as follows: Visitor Centre & Admission to the Estate: Every Day 9.00 am – 7.00 pm The shuttle bus runs from 9.30 am to 7.00 pm Last […]

Garden Blog June 2019

Welcome back to our June edition of our Garden Blog. We experienced a lovely spell of dry weather this June, our rainfall was just around 95 ml for the month. The heat in the recent two weeks made plants, especially in our double Herbaceous Border jump and is creating a lovely display along the 80 […]

Irish Harp in the neo-Gothic Church

  Afternoon Performance in the neo-Gothic Church Enjoy a very special treat on your next visit to Kylemore Abbey with a beautiful performance of traditional, classical and contemporary music by harpist Lynn Saoirse. Lynn’s beautiful music is accentuated by the beautiful interiors and acoustics provided by the neo-Gothic Church. Learn about the importance of the […]

Garden Tours Summer 2019

Did you know our Garden Tours are taking place Monday to Friday throughout the summer months at 2.30pm. Join our guides to discover all about the history behind our fascinating Garden which at six and a half acres is one of Ireland’s largest Walled Gardens. These tours are included in your ticket price to visit […]

New Visitor Experience Open today

Doors Open Today on New Visitor Exhibition From Generation to Generation….The Story of Kylemore Abbey The doors were opened today on our updated Visitor Experience giving the Abbey a  whole  new lease of life! Kylemore Abbey and Gardens and staff were given a tour of the exhibition this morning and made welcome by Sr Magdalena […]

Garden Blog April 2019

Welcome back to our April garden blog, even though it’s the first of May already. A very busy April went by in the blink of an eye, it seems and we are in the famous ‘transition period’ between spring and summer displays. The late Easter this year meant that the spring flowers were all in […]

Easter Sunday

Although we are not having an Easter hunt this year there will still be a lovely atmosphere at Kylemore this Easter Sunday with a few Easter surprises for families visiting between 12pm and 3pm. There will be bunnies to meet, face painting, treats to nibble, wishes to make and a colouring station where you can […]

Abbey Open Tomorrow April 15th

The Abbey doors will open at 12pm on Monday the 15th of April. Although there is still major reconstruction, and restoration work taking place on the building visitors will once more be able visit the Abbey. Our development project will continue  until the June Bank Holiday weekend when our extended visitor experience, From Generation to […]

Garden Blog February & March 2019

Welcome back to our second garden blog for this year. The first flush of early spring flowering bulbs like Crocuses, Snowdrops and early Daffodils is over and is replaced by later flowering ones. One of the most stunning Crocuses we have in the garden is ‘Crocus ‘King of Striped’. Regular readers of this blog would […]


 Please be advised that the Abbey building will be closed to the public from Monday, March 4th to Monday, April 15th (12pm) to allow for essential works. In that period we will be introducing phase one of our upgraded Visitor Experience, which includes extensive landscaping around the Abbey, upgrading of the existing restored rooms and […]