Kylemore Abbey Brings Home Silverware from Blás na hÉireann Awards in Dingle.
History of Kylemore Abbey Pottery
Kylemore Abbey Pottery was established by the Benedictine Nuns in 1973. The pottery was first produced by Sr. Agatha Martin who trained at Youghal Pottery, Co. Cork. Sr. Agatha who was originally from Dublin, first came to Kylemore as a boarder in Kylemore Abbey Girls School. After leaving school she became a nurse in Temple Street children’s hospital before returning to Kylemore to take up her vocation. Sr. Agatha was joined in the pottery by other members of the community including Sr. Aidan, Sr. Marie Bernard and Sr. Josephine. The Sisters first produced a plain glazed pottery in blues, greens,...
Sr. Genevieve's Chocolate Kitchen: A History
Nestled deep into the heart of the west of Ireland, Kylemore Abbey is one of Irelands most breath-taking locations. Kylemore Castle was built by Mitchell Henry in 1867 as gift for his wife Margaret following their honeymoon after being mesmerised by the beauty of the local landscapes. Along with the castle, Mitchell Henry also built the Victorian walled gardens. The castle was completed in 1871 but unfortunately three years later his beloved wife Margaret passed away. After the passing of his wife Mitchell Henry lost interest in Kylemore and with the up keep costs being so expensive Mitchell Henry decided to sell. In 1903 the estate was sold to the Duke & Duchess of Manchester. The glamourous couple...