Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
The world renowned Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden, is a 1 hour scenic drive from Glenlo Abbey Hotel. No trip to Connemara or Galway is complete with visiting this iconic attraction. Set amoungst the mountains in Connemara, a peaceful and idyllic lakeside setting offering stunning scenery.
Kylemore is home to a community of nuns of the Benedictine Order who arrived in 1920 after their abbey in Ypres, Belgium was destroyed in World War I. Settling at Kylemore, the Benedictine Community opened a world renowned boarding school for girls and began restoring the Abbey, Gothic Church and Victorian Walled Garden to their former glory.
Visit the restored rooms of the Abbey and learn about its history and tales of tragedy and romance. Explore the 6 acre Victorian Walled Garden with its magnificent restored buildings. Discover woodland walks, lakeshore walks, nature trails and childrens play trail throughout the 1,000 acre estate.
Day trips to Kylemore Abbey can be arranged from reception.