“You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, LORD, do I seek.””
(Psalm 27,8)
Benedictine Monastery

Benedictine Monastery

In 1920 a group of Irish Benedictine nuns arrived at Kylemore Castle, Connemara, seeking a new home for their monastic life and mission after the destruction of their home in Ypres, Belgium. For almost one hundred years now, Kylemore has been the place where the community of the “Irish Dames of Ypres” lives its life of “seeking God”, following the call of Jesus in the way laid out by St. Benedict of Nursia in his Rule for Monks written around 500 a.d.

Come and browse in the story of a group of monastic women who have been seeking God in their Benedictine community for over 300 years and are continuing this tradition into the 21st century.

Service Times

Due to the recent public health crisis, the Benedictine Community will be holding their services in private for the coming weeks. We thank you for your understanding and pray for a swift recovery for all those affected.
Service Times
WEEKDAYS
7:15 am Morning Prayer
(Vigils and Lauds)
12:15 am Mass
12:15 am Midday Prayer
(if no Mass)
6:00 pm Vespers
(except Mondays)
5:00 pm Vespers Mondays
7:30 pm Compline
SUNDAYS
8:30 am Morning Prayer
(Vigils and Lauds)
11:30 am Mass
12:15 am Midday Prayer
(if no Mass)
6:00 pm Vespers
7:30 pm Compline
9:30 pm SUNDAY MASS
in Letterfrack Church
(if no Mass at Kylemore Abbey)