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Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden

Quincentennial Park | Salthill Promenade, Galway GALWAY CITY, Ireland
+353 87 742 9080
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Had seen this small lark from our room and it looked inviting... has the potential to be... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Davedj68
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A hidden gem that you can walk by without noticing

We heard about this garden from some people we met in Ballyvaughn. First of all the idea itself is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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A remarkably beautiful stone sculpted national commemorative garden to commemorate and celebrate the lives and generosity of spirit of organ donors. Its inclusive and welcoming design and aura of mysticism and healing provide a very special place to remember and reflect on loved ones. Its richness of imagery, symbolism and sentiment offers an inspirational and memorable visitation experience for all ages. Convenient to parking and hospitality facilities, served by public transport.
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Quincentennial Park | Salthill Promenade, Galway GALWAY CITY, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had seen this small lark from our room and it looked inviting... has the potential to be outstanding but misses the mark by lazy ness of behalf of Galway council... there is a nice ambience to the park but total let down by the dirty...More

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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

HI Daved, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor and we very much appreciate, and take on board, your comments, particularly about the pond. We make every effort to maintain the garden and park to the highest standard but, unfortunately, there is an ongoing problem...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard about this garden from some people we met in Ballyvaughn. First of all the idea itself is beautiful. The stones from 5 continents, and stones from all over along with the beautiful serene garden and large pond is like another world with the...More

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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dana, Thank you so much for your lovely review and comments on the Circle of Life Garden. Quite often it is referred to as a "hidden gem" as it is located behind a wall and nestled between the two big hotels. But while we're...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

A lovely walled garden on the promenade in Salthill right beside The Galway Bay Hotel. Really quite and peaceful, I happened upon the garden by accident and found it quite moving as the garden itself replicates the circle of life..More

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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Charlotte, Thank you for reviewing the Circle of Life Garden on TripAdvisor and we very much like you referring to it being a "lovely spiritual gem". When creating it we planned that it would reflect the various stages of the journey of life and...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

It's a beautiful little park in Salthill. Very pretty and love the circle of life theme. Pretty flowers, stones, and quotes.

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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Stephanie, Thank you for your comments on the Circle of Life Garden and Park on TripAdvisor, and we're delighted you enjoyed the many aspects of the garden's design. With warm regards, Martina & Denis

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

We were staying at the hotel right next door to this beautiful garden. Commemorates birth, organ donation and life itself. Worth taking half an hour to wander through the garden.More

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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for recommending the Circle of Life Garden to other visitors. Although located on the busy Salthill Promenade it is, as you said, a very tranquil garden which commemorates those who have given the gift of life to others through organ donation, and aims...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Lovely quiet garden for 20 minuets of reflection. Small walk into salthill. Lovely quotes to reflect in.

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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Anniek, thank you for your review and your lovely comments on the Circle of Life Garden. It is, as you said, a peaceful place to spend some time for reflection while visiting Salthill and Promenade. With warm regards, Martina & Denis

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

You can access this place from the gardens of the Galway Bay Hotel which is next door. Its right across the road from the promenade. I would recommend everyone to walk around the place at least once. Its a place of peace, solitude and tranquility.More

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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, thank you for reviewing the Circle of Life garden and for recommending it to other visitors. Although referred to quite often as a "hidden gem", being located behind a wall just off the promenade, it is, as you said, accessible from both the Galway...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

What a beautiful hidden gem. Situated next door to the Galway Bay Hotel the park is a tribute and commemoration to Ireland's organ donors. It has lovely secluded areas to sit and while away the hours in the shade or the sun (perhaps with a...More

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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Hilary, What a lovely, considered review of the Circle of Life Garden you've posted on TripAdvisor. It is obvious you spent some time in the garden enjoying its many natural features and stone carvings. It was created, as you rightly said, to commemorate and...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Beautiful garden by the sea in salthill..Very nicely landscaped and tranquil..A beautiful tribute to organ donars...More

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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Podge, sorry for taking so long to respond to your review of the Circle of Life Garden on TripAdvisor. Your reference to the garden being a "beautiful spot" is very much appreciated. Hopefully your comments will entice other visitors to the Salthill/Galway area to...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Even though I live only minutes walk from here, its a hidden gem in Salthill. Walking the promenade can be a little hectic and stepping across the road to the Circle of Life garden is a calming relaxation moment. Take time out of your day...More

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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Hi Kevin, We're always so pleased to read reviews from residents of Salthill/Galway. While the Circle of Life Garden has become a very popular place for visitors to the City, it is now also becoming more and more recognised as a place where local people...More

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mmvioletta
30 August 2016|
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Response from Martina G | Property representative |
Hi Maeve, We have no idea why your review is still pending. Unless the review is published by tripAdvisor we don't actually see it. Maybe it will be published in time. Thank you anyway for visiting Circle of Life Garden... More
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Ann H
9 February 2015|
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Hi Ann, A very belated thank you for your query earlier this month, and for your interest in the ongoing maintenance of the garden. At present we have an arrangement in place with Galway Civic Trust who assist with routine... More
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