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,...