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Getting to Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey is located in Connemara, Co. Galway, in the West of Ireland on the iconic Wild Atlantic Way. Situated on the N59 between Clifden and Westport, it is easily accessible from Shannon and Knock airport, Galway City, Clifden, Cong, and Westport.

By Car:

Name: Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Co. Galway Ireland.

Eircode: H91VR90

Sat Nav Coordinates: 
Latitude 53.5618

Longitude -9.8880

Driving Directions: 

From Galway: 80km (50miles). Driving Time 1hr 15minutes

From Clifden: 20km (12.5miles). Driving Time 25minutes

Take the N59 for Westport and continues past the entrance to Connemara National Park, through Letterfrack Village and Kylemore Abbey will be on your left-hand side approximately three kilometres from Letterfrack.

From Westport: 50km (31miles). Driving Time 50 minutes

Take the N59 for Clifden. You will pass through Leenane and then Killary Harbour before winding along Kylemore Lake and Kylemore Abbey will be on your right-hand side. (Alternate route possible via Croagh Patrick and Louisburgh).


By Bus & Public Transport:

If you are not part of a bus tour, there are still many ways to reach Kylemore either by public bus or via a day tour company.

Bus Eireann and Citylink both operate regional services that can bring you to Kylemore (Bus Eireann only), to Letterfrack Village, to the nearby town of Clifden.

A number of private tour operators run Connemara Day Tours throughout the year which include a stop at Kylemore. Tour providers include:

Lally Tours, Galway Tour Company and Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours.

Train: The nearest railway stations are Galway City and Westport. Details can be found at Irish Rail

By Bike:

Kylemore Abbey is accessible by bikes along the main driving routes. Bike Hire companies in Clifden, Mannion Bike Hire and Clifden Bike Hire offer a range of rental options of that include regular and electric bikes. Simply avail of one of the Kylemore bike racks on arrival and enjoy your visit.

Please note: the Connemara roads are narrow and (particularly during Summer Months) can be difficult to cycle.