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New Visitor Experience Open today

Doors Open Today on New Visitor Exhibition From Generation to Generation….The Story of Kylemore Abbey The doors were opened today on our updated Visitor Experience giving the Abbey a  whole  new lease of life! Kylemore Abbey and Gardens and staff were given a tour of the exhibition this morning and made welcome by Sr Magdalena […]

Garden Blog April 2019

Welcome back to our April garden blog, even though it’s the first of May already. A very busy April went by in the blink of an eye, it seems and we are in the famous ‘transition period’ between spring and summer displays. The late Easter this year meant that the spring flowers were all in […]

Easter Sunday

Although we are not having an Easter hunt this year there will still be a lovely atmosphere at Kylemore this Easter Sunday with a few Easter surprises for families visiting between 12pm and 3pm. There will be bunnies to meet, face painting, treats to nibble, wishes to make and a colouring station where you can […]

Abbey Open Tomorrow April 15th

The Abbey doors will open at 12pm on Monday the 15th of April. Although there is still major reconstruction, and restoration work taking place on the building visitors will once more be able visit the Abbey. Our development project will continue  until the June Bank Holiday weekend when our extended visitor experience, From Generation to […]

Garden Blog February & March 2019

Welcome back to our second garden blog for this year. The first flush of early spring flowering bulbs like Crocuses, Snowdrops and early Daffodils is over and is replaced by later flowering ones. One of the most stunning Crocuses we have in the garden is ‘Crocus ‘King of Striped’. Regular readers of this blog would […]


 Please be advised that the Abbey building will be closed to the public from Monday, March 4th to Monday, April 15th (12pm) to allow for essential works. In that period we will be introducing phase one of our upgraded Visitor Experience, which includes extensive landscaping around the Abbey, upgrading of the existing restored rooms and […]

Garden Blog January 2019

Welcome to my first garden blog for 2019. It is the last day of January and the grips of winter have finally gotten us. Very unexpectedly we were plunged right into sub-zero temperatures. The very mild conditions from the previous weeks let nature decide to put out flower buds which normally only appear in two […]

New Opening Hours from Wednesday 2nd January

Our estate, shop and restaurant are all open as usual this January however we will be operating on slightly reduced hours over the next few weeks. From Wednesday 2nd January 2019 The Visitor Centre is open from 10. 00 am to 4.30 pm Last admission for visitors to the Abbey is 4.00 pm and the […]

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 services are as follows: 1st Vespers of the Nativity 5.00 pm Vigil Service 8.30 pm Mass 9.00 pm   Christmas Day Lauds followed by Mass 9.00 am 2nd Vespers of the […]

Garden Diary November & December 2018

The last days of November are approaching fast and the countdown to Christmas is getting updated on our Blackboard in the craft shop every day. A lot of winter preparation has happened in the  Vegetable Garden in the recent weeks. We have concentrated on covering empty plots with different types of materials this winter. Straw, […]