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Kylemore Abbey


Bring all the family to visit beautiful Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Gardens situated in one of Ireland's most beautiful woodland estates.

Nestled in the heart of the Connemara countryside, Kylemore is visually stunning with a fascinating history.

Hop on their shuttle bus which will bring you to their Victorian Walled Garden where you can explore this wonderful 6 acre oasis. Children can take a History Hunters Map and discover all the interesting character and facts with a very special reward when the trail is completed or burn off some energy on their woodland and lake shore walks. Children will love to meet our pet Kune Kune pigs, Gloria Summer and Ken Scamper and take time to find the fairy houses and make some fairy stew in our wild play area! Our Connemara ponies are always ready to say hello too!

Enjoy lunch in Mitchell’s Café or on your weekend out snack on some pancakes and hot chocolate in the Garden Tea House - half portions and baby bowls also available.

New Visitor Experience

In Summer 2019 a fantastic new Visitor Experience was launched in the Abbey which will be enjoyable for all the family. Kylemore’s many intriguing stories are told with beautiful imagery, audio visual displays, historic costumes, 3d models and speaking portraits which children will love. The beautifully restored period rooms show how the luxurious lives lived by the people who once made Kylemore their home.

Further along the avenue is the beautiful neo-Gothic Church and nestled in the woods nearbyis the Henry family Mausoleum. A must to do families is a stroll down to the genuine, Giant’s Wishing Stone, where all you need is a simple pebble to make your very special wishes!

This Autumn/Winter sees a whole schedule of new and exciting walks and talks. Like "Life in the Castle",Feeding Time Fun with our Ponies and Pigs, Walking Stories, and a very special one off events from now until Christmas.

Visit to find out more!

Kylemore Abbey Opening Times

The Kylemore Estate is open Friday to Monday this Autumn/Winter

  • October 10:00 to 17:00
  • November to February 10:00 to 16:30
  • Craft & Design Shop open 11;00am to 17:00
  • Mitchell's cafe will be open 11;00am to 14:00

Admission Prices All Tickets to be booked online 

  • Adults € 12.50
  • Seniors* € 10
  • Students** €10
  • 16 years and under FREE
  • Family Day Pass One: €28 (2 Adults & 1-6 children aged 10 or under) €30
  • Group Rate (more than 10 Adults) €10
  • Great Value Annual Memberships Available

Seniors * Aged 65 and over. Students** aged 11 to 17 or over with valid ID card

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