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Culture Night in Kylemore Abbey

Culture Night in Kylemore Abbey Kylemore Abbey is delighted to be hosting events for this year’s Culture Night on Friday the 18th of September. For the first time in its 15 year history, Kylemore will celebrate Culture Night with a programme of varied but distinctly Kylemore Cultural offerings to share with an online audience. Starting […]

Breathtaking image of Kylemore Abbey in Ireland’s first Wiki Loves Ireland Top10

Kylemore Abbey features in the top 10 of this year’s  Irish round of the world’s biggest photography competition dedicated to natural heritage., Wiki Loves Earth. The breathtaking image entitled Kylemore Abbey Reflections by Diego Lopez has now been entered into the international competition! Wiki Loves Earth (WLE) is an annual international photographic competition held throughout […]

Garden Blog August 2020

I would like to start the August diary of the Victorian Walled Garden here in Kylemore Abbey with writing about our Subtropical Border which is situated just below the restored Head Gardeners House. This Border was established about 18 years ago, mainly with seedlings of all types of mainly subtropical and textured plants. The seeds […]

Garden Blog July 2020

Welcome back to our mid-summer Garden Blog of the Victorian Walled Garden here in Kylemore Abbey. July is nearly over and we are in full swing of typical high-season garden work like planting, maintaining and harvesting of Vegetables and managing the Formal Flower Garden including the Herb Garden, the Rockery, the Cut flowers or the […]

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. Constant hoeing in between the […]

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 […]