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Garden Blog July 2020

Welcome back to our mid-summer Garden Blog of the Victorian Walled Garden here in Kylemore Abbey. July is nearly over and we are in full swing of typical high-season garden work like planting, maintaining and harvesting of Vegetables and managing the Formal Flower Garden including the Herb Garden, the Rockery, the Cut flowers or the […]

Other Voices Courage 2020 TONIGHT

We are delighted to announce that the spectacular performances of Cormac Begley and Stephanie Keane in Kylemore Abbey’s neo-Gothic Church will feature on tonight’s episode of Other Voices Courage at 10:30pm on RTE2. Known for his lively arrangements of traditional tunes on concertina’s from across the scales, Cormac was joined in the neo-Gothic Church by […]

Kylemore Abbey to host worldwide showcase of top traditional Irish artists. Free online concert from the neo-Gothic Church

Other Voices “Courage” Live from the Gothic Church- Cormac Begley to be joined Laoise Kelly, Anna Mieke, and traditional dancer Stephanie Keane.   Thursday 16 July 2020, 8pm GMT  -online   We are delighted to host the Other Voices team and their new project ‘Courage’, which delivers uplifting, inspiring performances from brilliant artists to the public […]

Ready to Reopen

What you can expect from a day out in Kylemore Abbey this Summer The day is almost upon us, when we can once again open the gates at Kylemore and welcome back visitors and friends to the 1,000-acre estate. There has been changes to every part of everyone’s lives, Kylemore is no different. But we […]

June 2020 Garden Blog

June in the Victorian Walled Garden here in Kylemore Abbey is always a very busy time for us gardeners. All summer bedding and vegetable seedlings are planted out and growing strong, especially during these very humid conditions we experience at the moment.  The same counts for the weeds of cause. Constant hoeing in between the […]

Kylemore Abbey Reopening July 3rd

The Kylemore estate will reopen on July 3rd in line with the Government Reopening Roadmap.  On July 3rd Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden will re-open to visitors with some minimally restrictive access to buildings. The Abbey, Victorian Walled Garden and neo-Gothic Church will be open. Garden buildings and food and retail outlets will be […]

Garden Blog May 2020

Welcome back to the May edition of my monthly garden blog from behind the walls of the Victorian Walled Garden here in Kylemore Abbey & Garden. Experiencing the driest  April ever, well at least in the last 20 years, with only 31.4 ml of rain, we were able to get a good head start on […]

Name our Foal Competition

  Last week, Niamh’s brilliant blog gave you some of the history of the Connemara Pony and the story behind our new additions to the Kylemore Estate. Now we want your help naming our filly foal. Born on the morning of April 15th, this cutie joined our other new arrival, Peaceful Paschal, named for his […]

Nature Blog: Get to Know Our Connemara Ponies

  As the sun rose over Pollacapall Lough on Easter Sunday morning a small whicker could be heard on the Kylemore Abbey Estate as Fern, one of our Connemara broodmares welcomed her foal into the World. A beautiful strong colt foal, he has fittingly been named “Peaceful Paschal”, symbolising rebirth and renewal. This is the […]

Congratulations to long-time friend of Kylemore

For many years, Professor John Feerick of Fordham University Law School has been a loyal friend to Kylemore Abbey.  His personal philanthropic generosity and his advocacy for Kylemore’s development on a range of fronts has been a continuing support and blessing.  The Benedictine nuns send warmest congratulations to John on the publication of his memoir, […]