The Kylemore Abbey Global Center is located in the St. Joseph’s Hall building, which is adjacent to the main Abbey. It features 16 en suite bedrooms, which can cater to student or professional groups. 12 of these bedrooms can accommodate triple occupancy, with one set of murphy-style bunk beds and one queen-sized sofa bed. Two of these bedrooms can accommodate four people, with two sets of murphy-style bunk beds and one sofa. The final two bedrooms are smaller “staff-style” rooms which can accommodate double occupancy, with each bedroom sleeping two people in murphy-style bunk beds.

The Kylemore Abbey Global Center can accommodate 48 individuals at full capacity. The bedrooms can also be utilized as single-occupancy rooms that are well-suited to adult and professional programs. For these adult programs, 14 individuals can stay in the bedrooms and utilize the queen-sized sofa beds for a more hotel-like experience. The two smaller “staff-style” rooms would be available for program organizers or staff. Desks are provided in each room, and all rooms feature views of the mountains and the lake. Bedrooms are en suite, with full wireless connectivity. Residents access their bedrooms using electronic swipe cards. The swipe cards given to each resident will function for their specific bedroom, as well as the main door of Kylemore.

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Learning Space

The Kylemore Abbey Global Center features a large classroom that is technologically equipped to the highest standard, with high-speed WiFi, a large projection screen, a flat screen television for presentations, and a copier/scanner/printer. The classroom seats up to 50 people, and features a sound-proof barrier that can be utilized to make two classrooms of 25 people each. Kylemore offers a variety of layout options to facilitate lectures, roundtable discussions, meetings, and group work.

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Social Space

St. Joseph's Hall features two communal areas that contain relaxation spaces as well as self-catering domestic kitchens for light meal preparation, which are available to students at all times. The common areas are technologically equipped to also be used as classroom space or common space for group course work, with full WiFi connectivity and digital presentation technology.


There are a wide range of activities to take advantage of while at Kylemore. Hiking, pony trekking, sheep shearing, and visits to the beach are just a few of the many excursions available. Download our activity guide.