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Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden

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A wonderful hidden gem!

A gorgeous garden dedicated to Irish organ donors as well as organ donors from all over the globe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sexybaby7399
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Portland, Oregon
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A place for reflection

This small and somber little park is a peaceful retreat dedicated to those who have shared the gift... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Patti166nc
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A gorgeous garden dedicated to Irish organ donors as well as organ donors from all over the globe. A wonderful hidden gem for all to enjoy and particularly meaningful for members of Lions Clubs International, which promotes organ donation and provides courier services for donors...More

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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Maybe you're still in Ireland or have returned by now to Oregon but wherever you are we would like to thank you for visiting the Circle of Life Garden while in Galway, and for your lovely review. From your comments, it is obvious...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small and somber little park is a peaceful retreat dedicated to those who have shared the gift of life. Stop in if you are in Salthill.More

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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Patti, Thank you for your review and for recommending a visit to the Circle of Life Garden and Park to other visitors. We are always so pleased when those who visit the park refer to it as a peaceful place for reflection. Although dedicated...More

Reviewed 12 October 2018

After walking by the entrance to this park, across from the Blackrock swimming hole, several times, my husband and I walked in. We were not disappointed. A beautiful tribute.More

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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tiffany J, Thank you for taking the time to review the Circle of Life Garden on TripAdvisor and we are so pleased to read you felt it was a "beautiful tribute" and that you were not disappointed. Now that you've discovered the garden/park, hopefully,...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018

Serene, beautiful and thought-provoking. This was my first time visiting this park and I enjoyed it so much that I went back a second time with additional family members, who were equally enchanted. A must-see when in Galway/Salthill area.More

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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Deirdre, Thank you for your lovely comments about the Circle of Life Garden, referring to it as a "serene, beautiful and thought-provoking peaceful park", and a must-see when in the area. How wonderful also to read that you came back a second time with...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful addition to Salthill and Galway. A truly serene garden with deep thought put into its very being. A wonderful place for prayer and reflection.More

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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Hi LeeC, Thank you for your lovely comments about the garden on TripAdvisor. Your response is exactly what we would have hoped for when creating the garden; that people would find it to be a serene and peaceful place for reflection. It's also really great...More

Reviewed 27 July 2018

Circle of Life park is a small park, but nice to visit and relax - away from everyday stresses. - and remember organ donors and recipients.

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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tereva, Sorry for taking so long to respond to your review on TripAdvisor. We very much appreciate it your comments and delighted you found the garden to be a "nice place to visit and relax". Hopefully, you'll come visit again. Regards, Martina & Denis

Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is a hidden gem just of Salthill promenade. Very quiet secluded spot to stroll around.Suitable for all the family.More

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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Hi Lou, thank you for visiting the Circle of Life Garden and for your review. It is often called a "hidden gem" as it's not very obvious from the road, but it is always lovely to read people's appreciation of its quite and reflective ambience....More

Reviewed 23 June 2018

I was only on the north side of the street because I was trying to find a geocache, but I decided to walk in and see what the stones were about. What a great idea as a memorial and a tribute, and it was such...More

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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Hi there, and thanks for your review on TripAdvisor. Your positive comments about the garden are very much appreciated. We do have geocache in the garden, so hopefully you found it. Kind regards, Martina & Denis

Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Had seen this small lark from our room and it looked inviting... has the potential to be outstanding but misses the mark by lazy ness of behalf of Galway council... there is a nice ambience to the park but total let down by the dirty...More

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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

HI Daved, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor and we very much appreciate, and take on board, your comments, particularly about the pond. We make every effort to maintain the garden and park to the highest standard but, unfortunately, there is an ongoing problem...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018

We heard about this garden from some people we met in Ballyvaughn. First of all the idea itself is beautiful. The stones from 5 continents, and stones from all over along with the beautiful serene garden and large pond is like another world with the...More

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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Hi Dana, Thank you so much for your lovely review and comments on the Circle of Life Garden. Quite often it is referred to as a "hidden gem" as it is located behind a wall and nestled between the two big hotels. But while we're...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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