Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey is an iconic heritage site located in the picturesque Connemara region of County Galway in Ireland. Built in the 19th century by Mitchell and Henry Edward Kendall, it was originally constructed as a private home for the wealthy family. It has now become one of the country’s most visited tourist spots, acclaimed for its breathtaking beauty and rich history.

The abbey was acquired by the Benedictine Nuns in 1920 who turned it into a boarding school for girls and built a chapel onsite. The nuns also created a large walled garden to provide fresh produce to sustain their self-sufficient lifestyle. This garden became one of Kylemore’s main attractions with its picturesque walking trails and stunning views across Lough Corrib and Killary Harbour.

The majestic beauty of Kylemore Abbey is unparalleled. From its exquisite Victorian walled gardens to its awe-inspiring Gothic church, it truly is a sight to behold. Visitors can explore the grounds which feature a lake, woodlands and ruins from its past. Inside the abbey walls there are beautiful stained glass windows and intricately carved grand staircase. No visit to Ireland would not be complete without taking in all Kylemore Abbey has to offer – an inspirational journey through Irish culture and history that will leave you with unforgettable memories!

Read what others share about their experience

  • Julie Martin
    2 weeks ago
    Beautiful place. Very interesting museum and finely restored rooms. Walled gardens are beautiful....
  • Artur Widawski
    a month ago
    Beautiful place, I’m stunned about the size of the property. Big free car park. Actually best...
  • Vipali Pade
    4 weeks ago
    The most liked place for visitors in Ireland. This place has a very vintage and historical vibe. The...
  • Aurelien Gilbert
    a month ago
    We spent the Saturday morning walking around the place. It was a lovely place and we enjoyed the 2h...
  • Katharine Provan
    2 weeks ago
    A wonderful location and definitely worth a visit to both the Abbey and the walled garden - I'd love...

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