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Garden Blog October & November 2020

Welcome back to my late autumn garden blog here from the Victorian Walled Garden in Kylemore Abbey & Garden. We experienced a couple of nice weeks in October. It must have been a bumper year for wild mushrooms. Everywhere you looked on our estate there was a fungi peeping through layers of leaves, moss or […]

Kylemore Abbey to place Connemara Mare and foal in Áras Paddock.

Kylemore Abbey is delighted to announce an exciting new partnership between Áras an Uachtaráin and Kylemore Abbey whereby each year a Connemara mare and foal from the Kylemore Herd will take up residence with the President of Ireland and graze the Áras paddocks from May to September. The partnership was formed following discussions about implementing […]

New Conservation Plan for Kylemore Abbey

The Kylemore Trust today (10 November) announced that work has commenced on a new Conservation Plan at the iconic Kylemore Abbey estate. Funded by the Heritage Council and Irish Georgian Society, with additional funding from Kylemore Trust, this Conservation Plan will focus on two of Kylemore’s unique heritage features – the neo-Gothic Church and the […]

Garden Blog September 2020

Autumn spirit is with us these days.  A constant change in weather is our daily challenge as gardeners; from stormy and torrential rains to calm lovely sunny autumn days. We have layers of clothes on us so we can peel them off the warmer it gets! Autumn flowering perennials like Asters, Sedums, Kaffir Lilies or […]

Pony Blog: Weaning our foals

Weaning our Foals   As the days start getting shorter and the leaves fall from the majestic trees on the Kylemore Estate our thoughts turn to preparing our foals for the weaning process. This Spring three foals were born here, two colts and one filly, Peaceful Pascal, Peaceful Reailtín and Peaceful Alfie, all purebred Connemara […]

Readings and Performances from Culture Night in Kylemore Abbey

After a packed day and evening of Culture Night festivities, we are delighted to share the readings and performances that made Kylemore’s first Culture Night programme such a success. The music, readings and prayer were beautiful and we are delighted to share the performances with you from beginning to end as the day occured. Enjoy! […]

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 […]