Brigit’s Garden offers a touch of magic in the heart of Ireland’s West, at the gateway to Connemara. Our unique gardens, themed on the old Celtic festivals, bring Irish heritage to life in beautiful surroundings.
Our formal gardens spectacularly represent the four Celtic fire festivals of Imbolc, Lughnasa, Samhain, and Bealtaine. An additional 11 acres contain the careful creation and maintenance of several native Irish wildlife habitats where visitors can learn about Irish plants, flowers, forests, geology, history, and mythology.
We have excellent visitor facilities with a cafe, gift shop, and function room.
Brigit’s Garden is very family-friendly with a younger kids’ discovery trail, Earth Quest challenge for ages 5+, a beautiful Fairy Village, natural playground and lots of opportunity to explore.
Visit with your family and take part in the Earth Quest trail solving science based challenges as you navigate the Garden. 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. Families discover, observe and identify things as they explore Brigit’s Garden, recording their findings on our special “Earth Quest” guide.
Natural Play Area
In the natural play area, climb up on the ‘whale’ and slide down, climb the Da Vinci Bridge, run through the willow tunnels and swing on the rope ladders … 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!
Adults €10.00, Children €7.00 Family of 4: €29.00 Family of 5: €33.00
Off Season (Oct - Easter) Adults: €8.00 Children €5.50 Family: €22
"To welcome the wandering dead on Hallowe’en, front doors were left open, food was prepared, and seats were set by the fire, which was built to burn through the night.
While released from their suffering the hospitality extended to the dead was, in part, offered out of respect, but also as a precautionary measure, as the dead… "
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We welcome back two of our regular events again this Sunday. That is, Sunday Meditation with Moya Roddy -a relaxing meditation from 11am-12 noon. And of course the family forest day "Stick Sunday". This is a day for families to spend time together in the woods exploring, creating and having pure forest fun!
Hope you can make it.
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