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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, […]

Dates of Closure at Kylemore Abbey

The Kylemore Abbey Estate will be closed on the following dates:  Monday December 10th Monday December 24th Tuesday December 25th Wednesday December 26th The Estate will re-open as normal on Thursday December 27th

Sunday Carvery Lunches

We are over the moon to announce the return of our wonderful Sunday lunches! Sunday is a day for relaxed exploring and where better to do so then on the Beautiful Kylemore Estate. Mitchell’s cafe will host various Sunday lunches with all the trimmings and there are several affordable options so not to break the […]

‘A Flavour of Kylemore Abbey’ Cookbook

We are delighted to announce we have recently released our brand new cookbook ‘A Flavour of Kylemore Abbey’.  The cookbook includes all the secret recipes to the delicious snacks and tasty treats you’ve tried here at Kylemore. Now you can re-create each dish from the comfort of your own home!  The cookbook also entails many […]

Halloween Family Fun Afternoon

Last Saturday, October 27th, we celebrated Halloween with our Family Fun Afternoon. We had a great day with a brilliant turn-out. It was a magical day where kids could experience a traditional style Halloween. They enjoyed home-made Halloween Concannon, Barm Brack & had their fortunes told by the Fortune Teller. Everyone created their own fairy […]