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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 […]

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 […]