This day last year, Kylemore Abbey and Gardens was forced to close in the first of two major closures. 2020-21 has been a time none of us could have predicted and while it is has been a time of immeasurable difficulty for so many, everyone at Kylemore Abbey would like to take this one year anniversary to express our gratitude to the people who have ensured that Kylemore will be able to get back up and running when it is safe to do so. Those people are our wonderful staff who worked so hard to ensure the wellbeing and enjoyment of all of our visitors, and of course, you, our visitors and customers, who made the journey to Kylemore, who joined the nuns for daily prayer via the monastic church webcam, and who supported us by shopping in our online shop.
“Thank you from the nuns at Kylemore for all of the support and solidarity during this past year, especially to those who join us through the monastic church webcam every day.” Sr. Maire Hickey OSB, Mother Abbess.
“These past 12 months have tested us all in ways, which we never previously experienced. Throughout the challenges and isolation, we have endeavoured to seek hope and opportunity. As springtime brings warmer days, we look forward to welcoming you back to Kylemore Abbey and to sharing a brighter future”. Conor Coyne, Executive Director.