Kylemore Abbey One of the West’s most popular tourist attractions

Nestled in the heart of Connemara, Kylemore Abbey & Gardens is one of Ireland’s Best Loved Tourist Attractions while also being a haven of tranquillity, history, nature and romance.

Built by wealthy surgeon and MP, Mitchell Henry in 1860, for the past 100 years it has been home to an order of Benedictine Nuns who, after fleeing war torn Belgium, created a space of reflection, education and welcome which is enjoyed still by all visitors to the estate. A new multimedia experience in newly-opened rooms and a renovation of the previously open rooms breathed new life into the stunning Victorian building in 2019 and offers visitors a full view of many generations that have passed through the estate.

The 6.5acre unique Victorian Walled Garden, woodland and lakeshore walks, romantic and tragic neo-Gothic Church and mausoleum are a few of the highlights that can be visited on a trip to Kylemore. With locally sourced produce and traditional Irish recipes you can break up your day with a delicious meal in the much-loved Café or Garden Tea House followed by a spot of shopping in the huge Craft & Design Shop which sells a fabulous selection of Irish gifts alongside the unique Kylemore chocolate, soaps and pottery – all handmade onsite!

This year sees a host of new talks and events taking place daily on the estate throughout the Summer months. History talks, music recitals in the majestic neo-Gothic Church, garden tours, “behind-the -scenes tours” into our chocolate, soap and pottery production, and Connemara Pony talks are just a few of these new experiences which guarantee visitors a full day of novel experiences on the 1000 acre Kylemore estate.

For more information on Kylemore Abbey, our opening times and events please see their website.

Opening hours
Monday - Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Business Type
Historic Buildings
Co. Galway
Phone : +353 (0)95 52001 View Map
  • -Online Shop
  • -Family Friendly
  • -partially accessible to wheelchair users and those with reduced mobility
  • -a limited number of mobility scooters are available for hire on site and wheelchairs can be borrowed to assist those with reduced ability
  • -Dogs on a lead are permitted

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