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Kylemore Abbey on the shore of Pollacapall Lough

Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden

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Just one hour from Galway is one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions


Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden, just one hour from Galway is one of Ireland’s top tourist attractions. Kylemore Castle was built in the late 1800's by Mitchell Henry MP, a wealthy business man and liberal politician. Inspired by his love for his wife Margaret, and his hopes for his beloved Ireland, Henry created an estate boasting ‘all the innovations of the modern age’. An enlightened landlord and vocal advocate of the Irish people, Henry poured his life’s energy into creating an estate that showcased what could be achieved in the remote wilds of Connemara. Today Kylemore Abbey is owned and run by the Benedictine community who have been in residence here since 1920. The nuns ran a well-loved boarding school at Kylemore from 1922 until 2010.

Come to Kylemore and experience woodland and lake shore walks, magnificent buildings and Ireland’s largest Walled Garden! Enjoy wholesome food and delicious home-baking in the Café or Garden Tea House.

Kylemore neo-Gothic Church
Choirs from all over the world come to Kylemore to perform in the beautiful neo-Gothic Church. Take a seat at one of these lunch time performances for a truly magical experience. History talks take place three times a day in the Abbey and private tours and hikes are available to pre-book.

Giants Wishing stone
Don’t forget to make a wish at the Giants Wishing stone and have a peak through the windows of our Chocolate Kitchen!

Craft and Design Shop and Kylemore Abbey Pottery
Browse our Craft and Design Shop for unique gifts including Kylemore Abbey Pottery and award winning chocolates handmade by the Benedictine nuns.

Discover the beauty, history and romance of Ireland’s most intriguing estate in the heart of the Connemara countryside.

Website: www.kylemoreabbey.com
Email: info@kylemoreabbey.com
Telephone: 353 95 52001

Kylemore Abbey walled garden

Kylemore Abbey walled garden

Kylemore neogothic church

Kylemore neogothic church

Benedictine kylemore Abbey community

Benedictine kylemore Abbey community

Living room in Kylemore Abbey

Living room in Kylemore Abbey

Award winning chocolates handmade by the Benedictine nuns

Award winning chocolates handmade by the Benedictine nuns

Delicious home-baking in our café

Delicious home-baking in our café

Sacred heart statue overlooking Pollacapall Lough

Sacred heart statue overlooking Pollacapall Lough

Kylemore woodland walk

Kylemore woodland walk

Kylemore Abbey on the shore of Pollacapall Lough

Kylemore Abbey on the shore of Pollacapall Lough

Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden

Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden

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Note: This article may contain or reflect personal opinions and cannot be considered contractual.
Full property details and booking terms and conditions are available on the relevant property page(s).
Entry fees, opening hours and other information is correct as of publishing, February 2018.


   

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