Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Discounted tickets available at reception
Kylemore Abbey located in Beautiful scenery in the heart of the Twelve Bens in Connemara, is home to the Irish Benedictine nuns.
The Abbey was originally built in 1868 by a Manchester business magnate Mitchell Henry, for his wife Margaret. Its design is neo-gothic and the house displays all the features of the period.
The Benedictine nuns bought the house in 1920, having fled their convent in Ypres, Belgium in 1914, where they ran an international boarding school for girls for over 300 years. They re-established the school here and it is still very much alive today. Today you can enjoy the 'peace and tranquility' of Kylemore Abbey by visiting the Abbey and Gothic Church or the recently restored Victorian walled garden. Separate or joint ticketing can be arranged.
Opening times: Abbey and Tea Rooms all year 9:30am - 5:30pm (except Christmas week and Good Friday). Winter hours 10am - 5pm. Craft Shop open St Patrick's Weekend - Oct 10:30am - 5pm.
Tel: +353 95 52 011
Kylemore Abbey is a 35 minute drive from Peacockes Hotel.