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“An Oasis in the Desert of Life!”
Review of Brigit's Garden

Brigit's Garden
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Roscahill
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Owner description: Brigit's Garden takes you on a magical journey into the heart of Celtic heritage and mythology, making it one of the truly outstanding places to visit in the West of Ireland. The award-winning Celtic Gardens are widely regarded as one of the most spectacular in Ireland, set within 11 acres of native woodland & wildflower meadows. In addition to the Celtic Gardens visitors can enjoy the nature trail, an ancient ring fort (fairy fort), thatched roundhouse and crannog, and the calendar sundial, the largest in Ireland.
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Galway, Ireland
1 review
“An Oasis in the Desert of Life!”
Reviewed 10 March 2012

This is more than a "garden". It is an oasis in the desert of life.

As a touring cyclist, travelling from Oughterard to Galway, I decided a couple of hours here would be a nice way to spend Easter Sunday afternoon. This was my only mistake!

I would, in future,plan to arrive at opening time and stay till they closed,and still feel I would want to return. Yes, there is plenty to "see", but there is even more to just be part of. There are lots of places to just sit for a moment and let the mind and spirit rest.

Despite the Garden being extremely busy with an Easter Egg Hunt in progress, there were so many places where one could just be alone with ones thoughts and enjoy a myriad of peaceful havens.

On top of this, the staff were not only helpful but their kindness went way beyond what could be expected of them, extending hospitality beyond belief. Thanks to them for their generosity!

I will definitely return many times and would recommend the experience to anyone seeking a retreat from the madness of the world!

Visited April 2011
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“fantastic place to bring kids”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

great place to bring kids and meet up with friends alike.
must say Christmasstorytelling is the highlight.
looking forward to next visit

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“Magical garden”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

Went for a look on a trip to Galway last autumn as I had heard that the garden was designed by a well known Irish designer Mary Reynolds. Even though it was autumn this garden was a wonderful place to visit. Lots of different areas and and themed gardens to keep you in wounder for hours.
A great place to bring the kids and learn about some of Ireland's old traditions and folklore.
Not to be missed.
I look forward to going back there in the summer.

Visited September 2011
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Galway, Ireland
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“Brigit's Garden”
Reviewed 13 January 2012

Badly signposted,boring,amature story telling and stupid looking 'ART' made from twigs ect.Expensive boring day for adults + children,never again,felt very ripped off

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BrigitsGarden, Manager at Brigit's Garden, responded to this review, 8 February 2012
We're very sorry that you found your visit to Brigit's Garden expensive and boring. Most of our guests find that it's a great place to go let the kids to run around while parents can take their time strolling through the gardens or forest paths. There is also a playground, pond, and nature trail quiz to keep children occupied. We understand that finances can be tight, so bringing a picnic is not discouraged. Above all, we hope to provide a retreat where people of all ages can relax and have a day out for fun or reflection.
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Halifax, Nova Scotia. Canada
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“A jewel hidden in the Irish countryside. A unique Celtic seasons themed garden”
Reviewed 13 December 2011

..one of a kind in Ireland .An Irish Garden put together by a lady in Galway to delight the visitor , to enlighten those interested in authentic Irish themed gardens and to teach children and adults in Celtic heritage. A blend of four seasonal gardens combining the mythology of the ancient pagan goddess Brigit with the spirituality of the Celtic Saint Brigit in four Celtic seasonal gardens. A delightful Irish guide with a beautiful Irish lilt takes you on a 2 hour walk around the four seasonal Gardens and , time permitting gathers around in the roundhouse to make a Brigit's cross from garden materials. First class European chefs prepare lunches from produce , berries and fruits , all grown in the gardens , served with black tea ,hot biscuits and home made strawberry jam. A TREAT TO DIE FOR !!! One of those peaceful, special places full of color that are hidden away in the beautiful Irish countryside that invites you to immerse yourselve at your own pace in an authentic Irish experience.To really enjoy the Garden try strolling around in an Irish rain !!! Call ahead to plan a leisurely visit when not too many people are visiting.

Visited September 2011
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