Kylemore Abbey

Recommended
This neo-Gothic castle, built in 1867 by a rich Englishman by the name of Mitchell Henry for his Irish wife, was very modern for its time, boasting heated greenhouses and hydro-electricity. Edward VII was a guest here in 1903. The castle now houses a community of Benedictine nuns. Although the buildings are quickly visited, the surrounding parkland offers superb walks both in and around the abbey.

Useful information

Address:

N 59 Letterfrack

Phone:

+353 95 52001

Price:

13 € (-9 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 9am-7pm; Apr-Jun and Sep: 9am-6pm; Feb-Mar and Oct-Nov: 9.30am-5.30pm; Dec-Jan: 10.30am-4.30pm - optional guided tour (20min, no extra charge), every hr 11am-4pm (5pm Jul-Aug)

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