Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden is one of Ireland's most iconic and best-loved visitor attractions. Home to the Benedictine nuns since 1920, Kylemore has a fascinating history of tragedy, romance, innovation, spirituality and education. Today the Kylemore estate provides a magical day out that will stay in your heart long after you depart.
Enjoy a wonderful Visitor Experience as you explore the beautifully restored period rooms in the Abbey and learn about its history and tales of tragedy and romance. Explore the 6-acre Victorian Walled Garden with its magnificent, restored buildings. Discover extensive woodland and lakeshore walks through our beautiful 1,000-acre estate. Embrace the serenity of the stunning neo-Gothic Church, just a short walk from the Abbey, where nestled nearby is the Mausoleum where Mitchell and Margaret Henry are buried side by side. Children will enjoy making a wish at the Giants Ironing stone, playing in our Wild Play Area and meeting our pet pigs Gloria and Ken and our ever-graceful Connemara Ponies.
Enjoy delicious home baking and home-cooked food at Mitchell’s café or The Garden Tea House and finish your visit with a spot of shopping at our lovely Craft and Design Shop.
Kylemore is an unforgettable experience for all in the heart of Connemara.