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Ready to Reopen

What you can expect from a day out in Kylemore Abbey this Summer The day is almost upon us, when we can once again open the gates at Kylemore and welcome back visitors and friends to the 1,000-acre estate. There has been changes to every part of everyone’s lives, Kylemore is no different. But we […]

June 2020 Garden Blog

June in the Victorian Walled Garden here in Kylemore Abbey is always a very busy time for us gardeners. All summer bedding and vegetable seedlings are planted out and growing strong, especially during these very humid conditions we experience at the moment.  The same counts for the weeds of cause. A constant hoeing in between […]

Kylemore Abbey Reopening July 3rd

The Kylemore estate will reopen on July 3rd in line with the Government Reopening Roadmap.  On July 3rd Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden will re-open to visitors with some minimally restrictive access to buildings. The Abbey, Victorian Walled Garden and neo-Gothic Church will be open. Garden buildings and food and retail outlets will be […]

Garden Blog May 2020

Welcome back to the May edition of my monthly garden blog from behind the walls of the Victorian Walled Garden here in Kylemore Abbey & Garden. Experiencing the driest  April ever, well at least in the last 20 years, with only 31.4 ml of rain, we were able to get a good head start on […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]