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News and Events

The New Monastery-Looking to the future

February 13th saw a momentous occasion here as the Abbess Máire Hickey laid the first brick of the new Monastery. The Benedictine Community is at the heart of Kylemore Abbey since 1920. Their centenary year is being marked with this exciting project.  The 14-month building programme of phase 1 is due to be completed on […]

Garden Diary January & February 2020

A very ‘wintery’ welcome back to our monthly garden diary from the Victorian Walled Garden here in Kylemore Abbey. I thought I could start the first diary for 2020 with a spring theme but the current cold spell and stormy weather leads to a different one. The first heads of Crocuses, Daffodil’s, Muscaris (Grape Hyacinths) […]

Centering Prayer retreat in preparation of Holy week and Easter

“Death is not the end of anything, but the final completion of a process and the triumph of the grace of God”. A Centering Prayer retreat entitled  ‘The gift of life.: Death and Dying, Life and Living’ will take place at Kylemore Abbey from March 30th to April 3rd. This retreat offers the retreatant a deep immersion […]

Weekend music in the neo-Gothic Church

Enjoy a series of traditional and contemporary music performances for every Saturday and Sunday until March 29th. Join singer, songwriter, Eileen Keane for an intimate performance of traditional and contemporary songs on Saturdays at 2.30 pm and brother and sister duo James and Isabelle Ruddy for traditional Irish music on Sundays also at 2.30 pm. […]

Fully Booked! Ignite Gospel Choir

We look forward to hosting Galway’s Fabulous Ignite Gospel Choir in the neo- Gothic Church tomorrow afternoon, Jaunary 5th. The concert is Fully Booked and open to those with reserved tickets only. The Church will close to visitors from 3.45pm. Ignite promise to raise the roof and we hope to raise a nice sum to […]

Christmas Masses at Kylemore Abbey

All are welcome to join the Benedictine community for Mass or Divine Office in the Monastic Church, directly beside the Visitor Centre. Christmas Eve 1st Vespers of the Nativity-5.00 pm Vigil Mass –8.30 pm Mass –9.00 pm Christmas Day Lauds followed by Mass –9.00 am 2nd Vespers of the Nativity –5.00 pm St. Stephen’s Day […]

Perfect Pre-Christmas Weekend

We have planned the perfect stress free pre-Christmas weekend for you and your family at beautiful Kylemore Abbey. Avoid the traffic and chaos and keep it country instead! We have beautiful music on Saturday and Sunday in our neo – Gothic Church, fascinating Christmas themed History talks in the Abbey, Christmas readings and mini tours […]

Garden Diary December 2019

Welcome back to my last garden blog from the Victorian Walled Garden here in Kylemore Abbey for this year. We are in full swing with the winter preparation of the garden. The first frost appeared last night and it’s time to wrap up things like the outside water connections and taps for example. We are […]

Closure Day Monday

Please note that the Kylemore Estate will be closed this Monday the 9th of December for essential maintenance. We will be open for business as usual from Tuesday morning at 9.30 am. Don’t forget to join us this weekend for music in the neo-Gothic Church, Christmas History Tours, Story Telling and Sunday Carvery Lunch. We […]

Something different as Christmas approaches!

From this weekend, November 23rd, our Abbey History Guides will be giving a unique version of their usual History Talks in the form of a Christmas Themed History Tour at 11.30 am, 1 pm and 3 pm daily. Kylemore Abbey is especially magical at Christmas time and our talented guides will bring you on a […]