Kylemore Abbey

Please visit Kylemore Abbey in Co. Galway.  Kylemore Abbey is the oldest of the Irish Benedictine Abbeys. The community of nuns, who have resided here since 1920, have a long history stretching back almost three hundred and forty years. There is daily mass in the Benedictine Church with beautiful hymns sung by the Benedictine nuns.

Kylemore Abbey is currently developing a purpose-built monastery, there is an option to make a voluntary donation to the costs if you wish to do so.


Contemplative Prayer (Lectio Divina)

  • Listen to a Sacred reading and reflect on its meaning  (lectio)
  • Meditate in silence using a method from the Christian tradition  (meditatio)
  • Listen or recite the Lord’s Prayer in your chosen language (oratio)


Rosary Reflection

  • Listen to a Rosary Reflection,  a prayer where one reflects on the important events in the life of Jesus and his Mother Mary. Select One for the relevant day:

     Joyful Mysteries(Mon&Sat)         Sorrowful Mysteries(Tues&Fri)

    Glorious Mysteries(Wed&Sun)          Luminous Mysteries(Thurs)