Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden

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Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden

Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden
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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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sarah d
Galway, Ireland10 contributions
beautiful
Aug 2020
beautiful place so peaceful and relaxing and tranquil, beautifupond and bridge to walk over it, heaven on earth
Written 27 July 2021
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Our apologies for not responding to your TripAdvsior review before now. Somehow we seemed to have missed it, but we do appreciate you taking the time, and for your lovely comments about the garden. Hopefully, you'll get the chance to visit again. Kind regards, Martina & Denis
Written 13 September 2021
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xxxJMKxxx
Dublin, Ireland144 contributions
A peaceful enclave in a holiday town.
Jul 2021
Salthill is a bustling holiday resort with all you would expect. Amusement arcades, lots of eateries and pubs, noisy funfares and all that goes with a typical holiday destination. But just up from the funfare is this peaceful enclave of restful contemplation. A park celebrating organ donation. Take a few minutes to ramble around and read the quotes on all the rocks. A beautiful park to while away a few minutes in another wise busy day
Written 12 July 2021
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Hi JMK, Great you got to visit the Circle of Life Garden and that you thought it was a peaceful enclave just off the very busy and lively Salthill Promenade. And thank you also for recommending spending a little while there to other TripAdvisor visitors. Best regards Martina & Denis
Written 26 July 2021
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FiFi
Naas, Ireland78 contributions
A Hidden Gem
Jul 2021 • Family
A hidden gem that could be easily missed with the hussle & bussle of Salthill. The garden is beautifully landscaped with meaningful messages dotted about. It's definitely worth a visit whether traveling alone or with family
Written 10 July 2021
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Hi Fiona, Thank you for your lovely comments about the Circle of Life Garden and for recommending it to other visitors. Kind regards, Martina & Denis
Written 26 July 2021
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mary w
Dublin, Ireland460 contributions
Brillant Garden
Jun 2021
Beautiful little garden right on the seafront. Very well cared for
The sense of peace there was beautiful.
Plenty of sitting areas, beautiful fountain
Written 21 June 2021
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Hi Mary, We're very pleased to know you enjoyed your visit to the Circle fo Life Garden and that you found it to be a place of peace and beauty and, as you said, a "brilliant garden". Kind regards, Martina & Denis
Written 26 July 2021
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Barbara M
Galway, Ireland34 contributions
reflection
Apr 2021
wonderful place to walk around and reflect on life or passed friends. Easy access for people with reduced mobility.
Written 24 April 2021
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Hi Barbara, Thank you for visiting the Circle of Life Garden and reviewing it on TripAdvisor. It is lovely to know you found it to be a good place "to reflect on life and passed loved ones" and that you also found it to be accessible for all people. Kind regards, Martina & Denis
Written 26 July 2021
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Holly G
Athlone, Ireland2 contributions
Lovely
Feb 2021 • Solo
The Circle of Life garden is beautiful and holds a number of areas to celebrate, admire and remember friends and family. It has not only beautiful flowers, plants and sculptures- but also remembrance area a d memory walk where you can plant flowers in memory of those we've lost. Its lovely. Thank you Mr. Goggin
Written 21 February 2021
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Thank you so much for visiting the Circle of Life Garden and for your lovely review. From your comments you obviously spent some time in the garden taking in all its various features. Due to covid restrictions the garden has not had as many visitors in recent months as it would normally have, but hopefully this will soon change and you and many others will get the opportunity to visit again. Many thanks, Martina & Denis
Written 12 March 2021
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Gen B
Galway, Ireland10 contributions
Calmness
Jan 2021
Calm and beautifully kept space. Plenty of seats in the different areas. Interesting to read the information boards to get more about the images carved in the stones. Small - could walk around in less then 10 minutes though could sit and meditate for much longer. Would be even better if the families were not using it as a playground (father racing children on bicycles/scooters around the paths with loud shouting)
Written 25 January 2021
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Hi Gen B, Thank you for your thoughtful review and your interesting observations about the Circle of Life Garden. Our aim when creating the garden was that it would be a special place of calm and peace for people to reflect on life and loved ones and that it would give people a memorable visitation experience. While we fully appreciate your comments about families and children using the area as a playground, unfortunately as it is a public park, there is little we can do about that. In most case, however, people and families are quite respectful and understanding of other visitors enjoyment of the garden and park. One of our biggest problems is the insensitivity of some dog owners who will not keep their dogs on a leash and very often do not clean up after them. A national problem, unfortunately. Thank you and, hopefully, if and when you do visit again, it will be a more relaxed and meditative experience. Martina & Denis
Written 12 March 2021
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Doug J
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Hidden Gem in Salthill
Oct 2020
What an incredible experience we had here. This place meant a lot to my wife and I as her brother had just passed away a month earlier and he was an organ donor. More importantly, our daughter got married in here! What a beautiful place.

Take your time to explore this little hidden gem!
Written 28 November 2020
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Hi Doug, Apologies for not responding before now to your review of the garden on TripAdvisor. It is so lovely to read that you had a good experience in the garden and that it meant so much to your wife, as she remembered her brother. Also, how wonderful to know your daughter got married in the Garden. Sometime, you might contact us regarding your daughter's wedding event, we'd love to know more about it. With warm regards, Martina & Denis
Written 9 March 2021
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Gearoid O O
Athlone, Ireland703 contributions
A Beautiful Idea
Sep 2020
This was our first visit to this garden, work was in progress on a new water feature. We felt that while the idea was a beautiful one that the place looked as if it tried to hard in terms of sculpture etc. Some of the planting was excellent and it is an oasis of peace just minutes from the Promenade in Salthill. The idea of commemorating those who donated organs is a very noble one and I'm sure this garden gives solace to many.
Written 8 September 2020
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Hi Gearoid, Thanks for your review of the Circle of Life Garden and glad you found it to be an oasis of peace on the busy Salthill Promenade and "A Beautiful Idea". Galway City Council has been busy working on the pond and water features over the past few weeks as the water in the pond had become very stagnant and generally needed to be upgraded. The fish, have now returned to the pond, and are very happy with their new clean environment, as will visitors to the Park. You obviously had some reservations about the sculptures, but each sculpture with its carving and inscriptions has its own significance and relevance to the overall garden and to what it stands for. If you didn't have a chance to read the background and story of the garden on the entrance panels, maybe on another visit you might like to do so. Alternatively, you could take a look at the Circle of Life Garden leaflet which gives full details of the garden and its many features. This you will find on our Strange Boat website. Thanks again , Martina & Denis
Written 12 September 2020
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Kate Keane
Dublin, Ireland69 contributions
Tranquility
Mar 2020
We visited this beautiful park yesterday. It’s a tranquil, peaceful place . A place where you can sit, reflect and admire the beauty and creativity of this park. It’s on the promenade at Salthill. Highly recommend a visit
Written 14 March 2020
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Hi there, Thank you for visiting the Circle of Life Garden and for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. It's lovely to read your comments and to know that you enjoyed your visitation experience. Thank you also for recommending the garden to other travellers. Kind regards, Martina & Denis
Written 16 March 2020
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