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News and Events

Mise Éire at Kylemore

Mise Éire September 12, 2017 at 15:00 Join us in the neo- Gothic Church at Kylemore for a condensed performance of the popular stage show Mise Éire. Entry is free for estate ticket holders. The talented performers of Mise Éire tell the history of Ireland through the medium of Irish song and dance. Todays performance […]

Garden Diary September 2017

The main season is coming to its end and today we held the last Vegetable sale for this year. The carrots had a good crop and the fleece cover prevented the dreaded carrot fly from doing its damage, so far! Also the last of the potatoes were dug yesterday. ‘Pink Fir Apple’, ‘Black Bog’, ‘Ratte’ […]

From A Castle To An Abbey -150 Years

Kylemore Castle’s foundation stone was laid on September 4th 1867, 150 years ago this week.  A decorative trowel  was presented to Mrs Henry by the builder Thomas H Carroll to commemorate the event . This trowel is  now on display in a glass case in the Front Hall of the Abbey. The Castle was designed […]

Garden diary August 2017

August is one of the main month where every gardener can reap the fruits of the hard labour from the past seven month. Wherever you go or look there is always something to pick or to scent or to take pictures of. Its a lovely time of the year and for once you think you […]

Garden Diary July 2017

Welcome back to this month’s Garden Diary from behind the walls of the Victorian Walled Garden of Kylemore Abbey. Our annual student scheme, consisting of five French and German students has once again proven very successful . A weekly plant identification is part of the placement and Rob, our Supervisors enjoys the interaction when teaching […]

Garden Diary June 2017

June is coming to its end and we are right in the middle of this years summer season. The beds are filled with mainly annuals; the first summer bedding plants like Petunia integrefolia or Salvia ‘Oxford Blue’ have started to bloom. Early summer flowering bulbs like ornamental Allium christophii or Gladiolus ‘The Bride’ are on […]

Restoration Progress

We are pleased that the major restoration project (repointing and lead replacement) on the Abbey building is very much on schedule and nearing completion.  The scaffolding on the front of the building has already come down although some scaffolding will remain on the west side of the building while the works are being completed. The […]

Second Phase of Restoration Nearing Completion

Second Phase of Restoration nearing Completion As part  of the ongoing restoration of Kylemore Abbey, extensive scaffolding has been in place since the end of April on the front of the building. This essential work is proceeding to schedule and the bulk of the scaffolding is due to come down, by approximately  the end of the […]

Garden Tours Are Back!

Enjoy a Guided Tour of the beautiful Victorian Walled Garden. Tours which take place every Tuesday in June, July and August begin at the Garden Tea House and last approximately 45 minutes. Learn about the history and development of one of Ireland’s best loved and most spectacular Heritage gardens. The tour is included in the […]

Garden Diary May 2017

Welcome back to the May edition of the Garden Diary  for Kylemore Abbey & Garden. We have just experienced a new record here in Connemara for late April and early May; nearly twenty days without rain. Visitors from Germany were delighted to escape the cold and wet conditions on the continent. The amazing weather let […]