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The Abbey also maintains an excellent walled garden, built between 1867 and 1871. It is one of the last walled gardens to be built during Ireland’s Victorian period. It’s also the only garden in Ireland to be located in the middle of a bog. At the time of its construction, all food served at Kylemore Castle- meat, vegetables, fruits, and grains- were grown or hunted on the grounds. Today, only plants and produce that were grown in Victorian times are grown in the garden.

Also, that little kitchen there is inside the gardener’s house. Obviously he doesn’t live here anymore, but the original cottage is preserved and open for viewing.

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