The Kylemore Abbey Estate is now CLOSED as a precautionary measure in line with Government guidelines. We look forward to welcoming you to the Estate when we reopen. 

 

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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 […]

Garden Diary January & February 2020

A very ‘wintery’ welcome back to our monthly garden diary from the Victorian Walled Garden here in Kylemore Abbey. I thought I could start the first diary for 2020 with a spring theme but the current cold spell and stormy weather leads to a different one. The first heads of Crocuses, Daffodil’s, Muscaris (Grape Hyacinths) […]

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 1st Vespers of the Nativity-5.00 pm Vigil Mass –8.30 pm Mass –9.00 pm Christmas Day Lauds followed by Mass –9.00 am 2nd Vespers of the Nativity –5.00 pm St. Stephen’s Day […]

Garden Diary December 2019

Welcome back to my last garden blog from the Victorian Walled Garden here in Kylemore Abbey for this year. We are in full swing with the winter preparation of the garden. The first frost appeared last night and it’s time to wrap up things like the outside water connections and taps for example. We are […]

Garden Blog October & November 2019

The last of the autumn colours are fading and it is time to prepare for the winter season here behind the walls of the Victorian Walled Garden in Kylemore Abbey. We already experienced night frosts and cold snaps which seems quite early for us here on the western shores of Ireland. It is time to […]

Winter Opening Hours

We are now open from 9:30am to 4:30pm every day for the Winter. Why not pop into Kylemore for some seasonal treats, Sunday Carvery Lunch or enjoy the beautiful weekend music in the Neo-Gothic Church at 2:30pm every Saturday and Sunday.

Garden Blog September 2019

Welcome back to our September edition of the garden blog for Kylemore Abbey. There is nearly no way around then to start with the most important topic here in Ireland, the weather! We must have had four (or even five…) different seasons within the last two weeks. Temperatures reached up to 26 degrees Celsius mid […]

Garden Diary August 2019

It is early morning here in the Walled Garden of Kylemore Abbey and I am walking through the six-acre tranquility to take my monthly pictures. The rain, which we had plenty off for the whole month of August, just stopped and gives me the needed opportunity to catch every angle of the garden with my […]