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News and Events

Kylemore Abbey Annual Easter Event

  We are sorry to say that annual Easter event to be held on Easter Sunday (12 April) has been deferred, but plans are being made to host a similar event when the estate reopens. The Easter event is always full of trails, treats, and nature, in the surrounds of the stunning Victorian Walled Garden […]


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Due to the serious global Coronavirus pandemic and in line with the difficult decisions taken by many national and international visitor attractions, Kylemore Abbey will remain closed indefinitely. At this stage (March 30, 2020) Kylemore Trust cannot confirm a date for re-opening of Kylemore Abbey & Gardens – and like many organizations cannot plan with […]


In line with Government guidelines, Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Gardens has taken the precautionary measure to close from 6pm today Thursday March 12th until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you all back to the estate soon. Please continue to check the website regularly for updates.

Estate Closed due to Severe Weather Warning

Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Gardens will remain closed due to the severe weather warning issued for tomorrow, Saturday 29th February by Met Eireann. The estate will reopen Sunday morning at 10am. Please head warnings to avoid unnecessary travel and we look forward to greeting you once the wind and rain has abated!   NATIONAL […]

Special edition of Nationwide from Kylemore Abbey RTE1 7PM Monday March 2nd

Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Gardens will feature on a special dedicated episode of Nationwide RTE 1, this Monday, March 2nd at 7pm. Presented by Anne Cassin, Nationwide is one of RTE’s flagship programmes which transcends the rural urban divide and has a dedicated audience over a wide demographic. This week’s episode was filmed over […]

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 […]