It must be said that August has not been the kindest to us weather-wise, but, as they say, every cloud has a silver lining. For us at Kylemore the silver lining was a reduction of watering duties for our gardeners and glossy green lawns to boot! 

Our European visitors seemed to really enjoy the ‘soft’ weather as many of them were escaping from a scalding summer on the continent. The reaction to Head Gardener Anja’s summer planting scheme has been fantastic and we are expecting the colour to last well into the autumn.

Our visitors really enjoyed the opportunity to hear some beautiful music in the unique surroundings of the Gothic Church and the good news is that our talented musicians will continue to perform throughout September. 

Irish Harpist, Lynn Saoirse will play at 12pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout September and her performances are always magical. On most Sundays through Sept (1st, 15th and 29th) we will have the talented brother and sister duo James and Isabelle Ruddy, who have been performing in the Gothic to a great reception throughout August. 

James and Isabelle are multi instrumentalists who have a great repertoire of traditional music to share. All performances are included in the price of your entry ticket to Kylemore.

If you haven’t yet had a chance to come and discover our updated Abbey Visitor Experience, why not make that happen in the coming days? 

You will be pleasantly surprised at the changes and upgrades we have made. Not ones to rest on our laurels, since the grand opening we have continued to work on the abbey and the aim is to have an exhibition that will be constantly growing and evolving.

We have a busy autumn schedule lined up and right now we are already well into the planning of our Family Halloween Event and of course Christmas always needs planning too! 

In the first week of September we will be attending the Over 50s Expo in the Galmont Hotel Galway and giving away a fantastic prize, so if you are able be sure to call over to our stand and say hello! 

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