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News and Events

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, […]

History Blog May 2020

Welcome to our new History Blog from Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden, we hope to cover all kinds of topics relevant to the history of Kylemore. We are absolutely spoilt for choice with over 150 years of history to speak of, and hundreds more years if we look back at the history of the […]

Cooking in Lockdown- Recipes & Tips from Head Chef, John O’Toole.

Kylemore’s Head Chef, John O’Toole, joined Keith Finnegan on Galway Bay FM this morning to discuss his passion for his profession and to give listeners some key recipes from “A Flavour of Kylemore Abbey” and tips on cooking and baking during the lock-down. Take a listen to the interview at the link below and then […]

Garden Diary March & April 2020

Welcome back to our spring edition of our monthly garden blogs for the Victorian Walled Garden here in Kylemore Abbey & Garden. Strange and uncertain times hit us here the same as everywhere else. The closure of Kylemore Abbey & Garden to the public did not stop the spring flowers here in the Walled Garden […]

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 […]

UPDATE ON KYLEMORE ABBEY SCHOOL REUNION

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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 […]

ESTATE CLOSED THURSDAY MARCH 12 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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 […]