Brigit’s Garden is widely regarded as on of the most spectacular Gardens in the west of Ireland, a place to connect with nature and learn about Celtic heritage.
A walk through the four Gardens takes you on a journey through the Celtic cycle of the seasons, each garden representing one of the Celtic festivals of Samhain, Imbolc, Bealtaine and Lughnasa. This seasonal cycle mirrors the cycle of life from conception to old age and death. The design weaves Celtic stories with contemporary design to create spaces that are beautiful and tranquil yet inspiring and full of life.
Stop at the Garden Café and enjoy delicious lunches and teas in our light-filled dining area overlooking the gardens, or al fresco on the patio. Our food is freshly prepared using the best local produce with salads and herbs from the Gardens. (no charge to visit Café)
We offer a full calendar of family-friendly special events throughout the year, from Brigit’s Day celebrations to an alternative Santa experience.
Engage the children and have lots of fun on the kids’ Earth Quest trail. Working as a team, you will navigate the Garden and solve science-based challenges on your quest. There are several science-based installations around the Garden including a water engineering play area*, a pedal-power generator, a geodesic camera obscura and a weather station to reveal a few.
In the natural play area, climb up on the ‘whale’ and slide down, climb the Da Vinci Bridge, run through the willow tunnels, swing on the rope ladders and create a castle in the sand-pit. There’s plenty of natural fun to be had in the Playground, and in the rest of Brigit’s Garden too. Don’t miss the basket swings, stepping logs, see-saw, sitting on the bog-wood throne, exploring the fairy fort, following the secret trail through the woodland, fishing for bugs in the pond and discovering the whispering pipes in the stone chamber!
Brigit’s Garden is located in Roscahill at the gateway to Connemara, between Moycullen and Oughterard. It is well sign posted from the N59 main road, just a 20 minute drive north of Galway city.
Brigit’s Garden is a not-for-profit organisation and a registered charity in Ireland, CHY 15512. The project was set up by Jenny Beale out of her passion for nature and education.