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“A hidden gem that you can walk by without noticing”

Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden
Ranked #5 of 142 things to do in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
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 busy scene just outside along the promenade.

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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days 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 not trying to make it difficult to find, neither do we wish to have big signs displayed which we feel might take from the serenity and ambience of the garden and park.
Hopefully, you'll get a chance to come and visit again.
With warm regards,
Martina & Denis

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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..

Thank Charlotte T
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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days 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 it would be a place to remember and celebrate the generosity and nobility of human nature. It is very rewarding when people like yourself find peace and quite and time for reflection while visiting the garden.
Thank you again and warm regards,
Martina & Denis

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Stephanie Z
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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days 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 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank DJinks
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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days 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 to remember and celebrate the nobility of human nature.
Hopefully, you'll get a chance to visit again.
With warm regards,
Martina & Denis

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Reviewed 13 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 3 days 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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