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Shopping at Kylemore

No day out would be quite complete without a little retail therapy, a fact we at Kylemore Abbey Gift Shop fully understand.

Pay a visit to our beautiful Craft and Design Shop where shoppers of all ages and budgets will find a special reminder of their visit to Connemara or a precious gift to bring home to someone they love and have the exclusive opportunity to pick up soaps and chocolates handmade by the Benedictine Nuns or a piece of the iconic Fuchsia Kylemore Pottery. You can also shop online where you will find a great selection of gifts, souvenirs and homeware or that perfect piece of Kylemore which can be delivered straight to your door, anywhere in the world.

Handmade with Care in Kylemore Abbey

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While shopping at Kylemore Abbey, be sure to look out for some of our wonderful handmade food and beauty products. Chocolates Handmade by the Benedictine nuns in the old Kylemore Abbey School home economics kitchens are sure to please someone you love!

Next door to the Chocolate Kitchen is the Soap Room where the Benedictine nuns make high-quality soaps, candles and skin care products using essential oils and other natural ingredients, including the unique “Scent of Kylemore” which is sure to transport you back to your time on the Kylemore estate with each use.

Or treat yourself or a loved one to an iconic piece of Kylemore – The Fuchsia pottery. Inspired by the wild Fuchsia flower known in Gaelic as "Deóra De – Tears of God" which grows in abundance on the roadsides of Connemara. The current design was created by ceramic artist Debbie Watkins, who took over management of the pottery for some years in the 1990s. This design has become extremely well loved and is emblematic of the Connemara countryside.

Each piece is individually handcrafted and decorated in our onsite studio so that it is both exquisite and personal – a product of the love and devotion that the Benedictine nuns have given to their lives at Kylemore Abbey.

Kylemore Abbey Potterey was founded by the Benedictine nuns in 1973 and continues to be cherished by owners from all over the world, including First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, who was presented with a hamper of Kylemore Abbey Pottery as a Saint Patrick's day gift on behalf of the Irish nation.

You can also shop online at www.kylemoreabbey.com Bring home a little bit of Kylemore today!

The Craft & Design Shop

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Kylemore Abbey Craft and Design Shop for a wide selection of gifts, homeware, clothing and more. Whether just browsing, looking for a small souvenir of your visit or searching for that unique gift for someone special, you are bound to find just the right thing on our shelves!

Our experienced and friendly staff will be delighted to help you and can easily arrange overseas shipping at great rates to save you the inconvenience of carrying your purchase with you. We carry all the best names in Irish and international design that you know and love such as Barbour, Foxford, and Dubary, along with craft pieces from new and emerging Irish artisan craftspeople.

We are open seven days a week instore and online and are always ready to help!

Especially for you From Kylemore Abbey

Connemara gifts. Shopping at Kylemore Abbey
Along with the many recognisable brands and our handmade gifts, the Kylemore Craft & Design Shop hosts a range of Kylemore books, baking mixes, our world-renowned jams and other uniquely Kylemore flavours and gifts.

The essential compliment to your morning scone, the Kylemore jam, made to the recipe of the Benedictine Nuns has long been a favourite among Kylemore’s guests and locals. The Kylemore baking mixes, prepared in the Kylemore kitchen, brings the delicious flavours of the Kylemore scones, brown bread and muffins fresh at hot out of the oven in your own kitchen. And for all of your seasonal tastes, look no further the Kylemore range of Christmas products, our Christmas cakes, puddings, brandy butter and hot chocolate baubles.

Whether you are interested in the history of Kylemore or the Benedictines Nuns at it heart, contemplative reflection, or teaching your little ones how to read music with Sr. Karol’s music books and learning guides, Kylemore has a range of books onsite and online for you.