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“Superb celtic themed garden and nature trail”
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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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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“Superb celtic themed garden and nature trail”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Why isn't this wonderful community project garden and trail better known? It works on several levels. It is a subtly beautiful Celtic themed garden - a theme so often tried at flower shows like Chelsea, but nothing like as well as here. It manages to be both peaceful and perfect for children up to say 10 - lots of space (11 acres) is the secret here - with a cleverly worked nature trail that lets the fun within the trail do the educating. The coffee shops great too with freshly baked scones and cakes. All in all, a must for garden enthusiasts and for young families looking for a fun hour or two in the Irish countryside.

Visited May 2014
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“A uniquely Irish Galway garden”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

I have visited Brigit's Garden a number of times now and always love going back. It has a lovely almost spiritual quality to it, and the themes of the garden are universal and tie in with Ireland's pagan past. it is divided into the four seasons, and includes a native woodland section with information on the trees and bushes and their folklore. Many Irish trees have associations with fairies and other magical elements and walking round this garden, you feel connected to an ancient past, a time where we were more in tune with nature and appreciative of her bounty. Not to get all new age about it, but it is a really lovely space to spend an afternoon in.

Visited June 2013
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Vallejo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Meeting place of nature and spirit”
Reviewed 29 May 2014 via mobile

We visited the garden on a friend's recommendation, not knowing what to expect. We had no car, but the website mentioned that if we phoned ahead, staff might be able to pick us up from the bus stop. That worked out well (details below).
This garden is a collaborative labour of love, sustained by voluntary workers from many countries to create a series of spaces celebrating the Celtic seasons along with the nature and lore of ancient people of Ireland. The different purpose-built structures on the little landscape have thatched rooves and are completely natural inside, giving the interiors a restful feeling. Outside was sometimes peaceful and contemplative, sometimes giving a sense of power. One thing we loved was the variety of seating options in various natural nooks outside, and the wonderful feeling we got sitting there reading.
We had no car. Buseireann 419 toward Clifden, departing from beside the Galway rail station, took us to the Roscahill Post Office stop, which is at the start of the road toward the gardens. (There is no post office any more!) As the website suggested, we had phoned ahead to see whether staff were free to come fetch us from the bus, and this they did (if one of us did not have mobility problems, we could have walked the two kilometers to the gardens from the bus stop).
Some gardens are a botanical treasure trove. This one was more about themes, shapes, trees, stones, and structures, although it certainly did have lovely flowers. The cafe inside was delightful ans reasonably priced, with fresh ingredients and original, varied dishes. There is also a little gift shop.

Visited May 2014
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Sedona, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Something new to see on each visit”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

Second visit to this lovely place and was amazed to see how much had been added in just a year. Several new features and so well done. This place is so well cared for by the staff and the visiting public. The signage is so well done and adds so much to the visit. You can learn so much about the traditions of the Ancient Celts that it can be a true education. If you would rather just stroll the paths and take in the natural beauty the visit will be a highlight of your trip. Do enjoy a visit to their tearoom. Excellent food and much more than one would expect.

Visited May 2014
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Perth, Australia
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“A Magikal Place!”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Such a beautiful place with well maintained, thoughtful gardens depicting the solstices, faerie trees, meadows and forrest trails full of love and magik, i could have stayed all day.

Visited June 2013
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