Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden

Kylemore, Co. Galway
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Set in the Connemara mountains, Kylemore Abbey is a beautiful neo-Gothic Castle built by Mitchell Henry in 1868. The Community of Benedictine Nuns re-opened their International Boarding School here and established a day school for local girls.

The recently restored Neo-Gothic Church is a centre of reflection and prayer for many visitors.

Our complimentary shuttle bus takes visitors to the Victorian Walled Garden restored by the Nuns and re-opened in 2000.

At the end of your visit, browse in our Craft Shop, view our unique Kylemore Abbey Pottery or relax over a cup of coffee in our Restaurant.

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Garmin Loc8 Code: KDT-25-LB9

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Phone: +353 (0) 95 41146

Special Offers


Kylemore Abbey HamperThis year we have a wonderful selection of hampers for all tastes and pockets. Choose from one of our Ready-Made Hampers, or allow us to turn your selection into a beautifully wrapped hamper in a basket or gift box. Our ready-made Hampers begin at €39.95 for the 'Christmas Cheer Selection' that contains Kylemore Abbey Irish Country Cream, a traditional handmade Kylemore Abbey Pudding and a jar of homemade Brandy Butter. Our most luxurious hamper is ‘The Indulgence Hamper' which contains as well as Homemade Christmas Cake, Pudding and Christmas condiments, two bottles of wine, Kylemore Abbey Handmade Chocolates and a bottle of Kylemore Abbey Country Cream. We can create your bespoke Hamper in our Craft and Design shop or once again you can order online




Kylemore Abbey ChocolatesChocolates handmade by Kylemore's Benedictine nuns are a great way to say ‘Happy Christmas' to someone you love. Our range now includes bars of dark, milk and blonde chocolate, bags of nut crunch and honeycomb, spheres of melt-in-the-mouth ‘Fair Trade' chocolates and also beautiful luxury boxes of specialty chocolates. We now have delightful boxes of chocolate sheep which would make lovely stocking fillers for the little ones. All of our range are made with highly prized French Velronha chocolate and the finest quality Irish cream and milk. Our ‘Dark Chocolate Bar with Nuts' took the gold medal at this year's Blas Na h'Eireann, Irish Food Awards and is available along with the rest of our range both in our Craft and Design Shop



KYLEMORE ABBEY IRISH COUNTRY CREAM Recently launched at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Gardens; Kylemore Abbey Country Cream to a very warm reception. Kylemore Abbey Country Cream, which is a creamy and versatile wine based drink, is available to buy in both in our Craft and Design Shop and in Mitchell's Café or online at www.kylemoreabbeytourism.iehome. If you are not ready to commit to a full bottle why not try it when you visit Mitchell's Café served in a delicious Irish Coffee cream. Kylemore Abbey Country Cream will make an ideal Christmas gift that can be enjoyed throughout the festive season and beyond.


Kylemore Abbey Carvery Sunday LunchOur ever popular Sunday Carvery Lunch is available once again in Mitchell's Café at Kylemore. The Carvery Lunch is served from 12 pm to 3 pm each Sunday and is a lovely way to round off your weekend. Choose from delicious roast meats, a fish and a vegetarian dish with all the trimmings you would expect, roast potatoes, gravy and lots of delicious vegetables. Finish your lunch with one of our delicious desserts or cakes and a specialty coffee and of course, there's need to worry about the wash-up. Prices range from €11.95 for a main-course to €15.95 for a three-course meal. Whether you would prefer an energetic walk in the Kylemore estate or a gentle afternoon of Christmas Shopping you won't find a better way to spend those precious Sunday afternoons.