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Kylemore Abbey

About Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden are located in the heart of Connemara and offer spectacular views of the wild landscape as well as the opulent building and grounds. Kylemore Castle was built in the late 1800’s by Mitchell Henry MP, an Irish advocate and landlord. He wanted to create an idyllic estate in the middle of Connemara with all the comforts of modern design. The building is now occupied and run by the Benedictine community.

Kylemore Abbey is ideal for all the family with a range of things to see and do:

  • Abbey tour – see the restored rooms
  • Victorian Walled Garden walk – explore the six-acre estate
  • Woodland walks
  • Children’s nature trails
  • Gothic church
  • Mausoleum
  • History talks
  • Guided hikes

Dining Options

If you’re feeling a little peckish after your scenic walk, there’s plenty to choose from to sate your appetite. Kylemore Abbey has a strong tradition of delicious home cooking.

Mitchells Café at Kylemore Abbey
Enjoy a satisfying lunch from the hot buffet or a fresh salad sourced from the gardens.

The Tea House by the Walled Garden
Indulge in a hot drink and a treat with a stunning view onto the six-acre walled garden.

Henry’s Express Coffee Shop
The perfect place to pick up some picnic supplies with takeaway coffees and sandwich selections.

Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden is open all year round and is the perfect destination for a family outing. Just over an hour and a half drive from Maldron Hotel Oranmore, it’s a great idea for a day out during your stay with us!

To book your family break, just click here.