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Circle of Life Commemorative Garden

Quincentennial Park | Salthill Promenade, Galway Galway City, Ireland
+353 87 742 9080
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A oasis in the heart of Salthill

Although small in size, it's a really nice park to stop by and explore for an hour. It's located... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
eamomacker
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Galway, Ireland
Accidental

I say accidental as I happened upon it on a windy Monday in salthill. Such a special little park... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hannah G
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Wicklow, Ireland
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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.
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Quincentennial Park | Salthill Promenade, Galway Galway City, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although small in size, it's a really nice park to stop by and explore for an hour. It's located just off the promenade in Salthill and definitely the ideal place to absorb the stillness.

Thank eamomacker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I say accidental as I happened upon it on a windy Monday in salthill. Such a special little park. I personally don't know anyone who has given or received an organ but nevertheless I was totally moved by it. A lovely way to spend half...More

Thank Hannah G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a beautiful little park across the road from the prom between the Galway Bay Hotel and the Salthill Hotel. It is well worth a visit. Lots of little quiet corners to sit in on a sunny day Lovely water feature. Very well maintained.

Thank salthillgirl
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This is a nice place to come and reflect. It is quite small so don't expect to spend too much tme there - about 30 minutes and you have seen everything. Very well laid out, a lot of though put into it.

Thank gk-lommel
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This was right across from our hotel. Lovely place to walk around. The grounds are beautiful and tranquil. Took loads of pictures

Thank Diana W
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Thank you trip advisor, without you we would not have read about this and what an experience we would have missed. It 'says' so much in such a thought provoking way as well as been stunningly beautiful. The carvings are so meaningful. Even with the...More

Thank Joan W
Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Hi Joan, Thank you so much for your lovely review, and thanks also to TripAdvisor for including the Circle of Life Garden in its recommended places to visit in Galway. Many people who do visit the garden have actually read about it on TripAdvisor. It...More

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I was traveling with a large group and decided to venture off a bit in my own down the boardwalk. I noticed a small clearing across the street and was pleasantly surprised to find a hidden gem tucked away from heavy traffic flow. I am...More

Thank aangieeemark
Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Hi there, It was so lovely to read your review of the Circle of Life Garden, particularly as you are a transplant recipient. Your feelings of gratitude and tranquility while in the garden are very much the response we get from people generally who visit...More

Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is a beautiful tranquil garden on the Prom, beside the Salthill Hotel. Tranquil and pretty! Worth a visit.More

Thank JaneEATM
Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Hi Jane, Thanks for your review and we're delighted you enjoyed your visit and found the garden to be a tranquil and "hidden gem". As you said it is just off the prom and beside both the Salthill and Galway Bay Hotels which makes it...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017

I have been here many times and it never fails to touch me. It's such a wonderful commerative garden and for such a worthy cause. The trees and flowers are beautiful and walking around here is so tranquil and thought provoking. Well worth a visit...More

Thank Roisin S
Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hi Roisin, what a lovely review on TripAdvisor, thank you so much. It's great to know the garden means so much to people and that it's "food for thought". Thank you for recommending a visit to the garden to other travellers and, hopefully, you'll visit...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017

This was quite an odd little garden although a nice walkabout from the hotel.It was obviously intended to provide solace to those with no or little religious belief. Still, a pleasant morning walk.More

Thank Clayton B
Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Hi Clayton, Thanks for your review on TripAdvisor and we're glad to read you considered it a pleasant place for a walk, although "an odd little garden". It wasn't clear from your review if you had read the information panel or leaflet giving details of...More

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mmvioletta
30 August 2016|
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Response from Martina G | Property representative |
Hi Maeve, We have no idea why your review is still pending. Unless the review is published by tripAdvisor we don't actually see it. Maybe it will be published in time. Thank you anyway for visiting Circle of Life Garden... More
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Ann H
8 February 2015|
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Response from Martina G | Property representative |
Hi Ann, A very belated thank you for your query earlier this month, and for your interest in the ongoing maintenance of the garden. At present we have an arrangement in place with Galway Civic Trust who assist with routine... More
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