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at Brigit's Garden in the West of Ireland.

Dedications from Founder Members

Susan Rudd adopted Stone No.22 in the Lughnasa stone circles on 12/7/16.
Dedication: Thank you to Brigit's Garden for holding a beautiful sacred stone space for our journey. Blessing of light for all who visit here.
May the light always be anchored to this beautiful place and bring us back here often.

Lollie Jackson adopted Oak Tree No. 8 in the Circle of Oaks by the Lochán on 24/07/15
Dedication: to celebrate the occasion of your 90th birthday.
Flora, fauna, family and fun,
Four generations together as one,
Memories of days gone by and dreams of those to come,
Happy Birthday Grannie J, G. Grannie Lellie, Mum.
With much love always.

Holly Halloran, Gretta Coyne and friends adopted Standing Stone No. 5 in the Bealtaine Garden on 25/02/15.
Dedication: In memory of our dear friend, Mary Small. She loved it here. Rest in pace Mary, always in our thoughts and dearly missed!
In memory of a treasured friend who loved life and nature. Lovely to have this stone to be able to visit and remember. Much love and blessings, Mary. Miss you so much.

The Glynn family adopted 2 birch trees by the Samhain pond on the 19th April 2014.
Dedications: From Johnny & Fiona Feeney & Gran:
For my Uncle Patsy and cousin Anna. We wish you were here today in this special place. These 2 trees will have to do instead!
From Paul & Mary Colleran & Esther Glynn: It's wonderful to have trees planted in honour of Anna & Patsy. What an amazing garden. Thanks to ALL who created this peaceful space.
From Bridie Colleran: Lovely day to share with all the family for Patsy & Anna.
From Ann Leonard: Thanks for a wonderful day.
From Paul Walsh: Anna & Patsy. May they R.I.P.

Carol & Gerard McMahon adopted 3 Scots Pine Trees near the ring fort hill on the 2nd December 2013.
Dedication: These trees were planted in memory of Maizie Ledridge (Carol's mum & the children's Nana) who was born on the 24th January 1921 and died in Moycullen Nursing Home on the 23rd October 2012. Maizie was a native of Bray, Co Wicklow and served as a County Councillor for many years. She is remembered by her six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren, as well as her daughter Carol and son-in-law Gerard. With much love xxxxxxxxxxxxx.

Peter & Sonja Seeholzer adopted Stone No 10 in Lughnasa Garden on the 6th November 2013.
Dedication: To our grandson Lio in Switzerland!

Séan, Louise & Monica Brennan, Mark Reynolds & Bernard Kelly adopted Oak Tree No 7 in Lochán Circle, Esker Meadow on the 10th August 2013.
Dedication:  This noble Irish oak tree stands to the eternal memory of Rhona Holder-Brennan, late of Ballinasloe, Co Galway and formerly the City of Belfast. In life, Rhona empowered the weak and gave them strength. Her spirit lives on and we dedicate this tree to her – the oak, known for its strength – in the hope that all who embrace it will, in turn, find strength and courage in their lives.

Blathnaid & Cillian Jordan, Stone No 17 in Lughnasa & my Nana's Bench – Bridie Jordan on the 29th June 2013;
We come to Bridget's Garden today because we wanted to see Con's stone and my nana's bench, we all think it's a lovely peaceful place. We are really missing Con, Nancy & Bridie a lot and it doesn't feel the same without them they always have a place in our hearts xxxxxx. Love you so much Con, Nancy, Bridie and also Auntie Marie. Sadly missed.

The Murphy family adopted Stone No 17 in Lughnasa Garden on the 29th June 2013.
Dedications: From Dave, Debbie, Sean, Katie, Grace & Dan: Dad, now you are with Mum again, the stones at Brigit's Garden join your hearts again. From Stone 6 to Stone 17 the loop of stones are joined. You are always in our hearts and thoughts and knowing you are again joined makes us all smile and think of the good old days.

From Des Murphy & Marie Coulter: Dad seeing the stones today made us feel that you and mum truly are together again. My hero all my life. See you soon xxx.

From Jimmy & Monica Reilly, Ashling, Peter, Karen, Liam, Keith & grandchildren Conall & Dylan: Lovely to come and see Brigit's Garden. It is so lovely and peaceful. We all thought or you Con and Nancy today and felt happy, and talked about happy memories. We are all together today, the Kildare team, the Galway gangsters and your sons and family xxx. Monica.

From Bridget Higgins & Hazel Murphy: Brigit's Garden another spot to bring back fond memories. Con & Nancy sadly missed. Uncle Con it's so hard to even dream of a world without you and Nancy, so it's lovely to have somewhere in Galway to come and be at peace with the world, and remember the happy days when we were all together, when you lose someone you love a whole world closes with them so cherish each other while we're here, and spend one of the most precious things we have had together TIME, because one day it just runs out. Love you very much Con & Nancy and will cherish the memories for the rest of my life xxxxxxxx.

Celia Connolly of 12 Wellpark Grove, Galway adopted Stone No 4 in Bealtaine Garden.
Dedication: Pauline Burke, Tynagh, Salisbury. In memory and gratitude for your kindness, compassion and service to other especially me through your life. Continued Love, Light & Blessings.

Carmel & Ken O'Sullivan adopted the Silver Birch tree in the old woodland on the 5th July 2012.
Dedication: To celebrate your 40th wedding anniversary, we wish for you to choose a feature or tree that will serve as a memory of this fabulous day and as a reminder of all the amazing moments of happiness that started on the 7th July 1972 and continue to this day. All of us love you very very much, Paul, Barry, Julie, Alan, Slavka, Isabelle, Una, Lara, Matthew, Finn and Séan xxxxx.

Kate Marie Moran & Family adopted the Rustic Oak & Sweet Chestnut Bench in Bealtaine Garden on the 8th May 2011.
Dedication:  As we sit on the 'Family Bench' lovingly crafted from rustic oak and sweet chestnut, we can remember all those in our family who have gone before us, and laid the seeds for our growth. 'Until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand....'

Saskia Riehl adopted three beech trees on the 17th April, 2010.
Dedication: It's a great thing to be a part of nature. Brigit's Garden is such a wonderful place to get in contact with our sisters, brothers, fathers and mothers. That's why I want to say thank you that this garden exists. I hope to see the three trees growing for my whole life.

Austin Maguire and Susan Hayes adopted the Norway maple tree on 14th April 2010.
Dedication: In celebration of the birth of our granddaughter Livia Rose Devine, born in Switzerland on 14th April 2010. Livia, through the seasons, will watch this tree grow and flourish in the peace and tranquillity of this wonderful place and learn how truly amazing the miracle of Mother Nature can be.

Thornton family and friends of Laura Thornton Salthill/Oranmore, Galway adopted the oak tree at the Dream Shelter 1st March 2010.
Dedication: In memory of our wonderful daughter, sister and friend Laura who died on the 2nd January 2010 in Cameroon, Africa. We are so honoured to have her memory maintained in the context of this beautiful garden feature. We love and miss you so much, our fleeting Butterfly. 'Each life touches this world in a way no others can, leaving not only wonderful memories, but lasting imprints in our hearts.' xxxxx

Breda Kelleher, Headford, Co. Galway adopted the holly trees in the Bealtaine garden on 31st August 2007.
Dedication: In memory of my wonderful Mum, Nora Kelleher, West Cork, who inspired me to love and appreciate nature and whose birthday occurred in the month of May.

Teresa Walsh and Family of Garrynagry, Roscahill, Co. Galway adopted three holly bushes in Bealtaine garden.
Dedication: To the memory of Tom Walsh (23rd February 1946 to 17th December 2006) who worked in the gardens.
A great father, grandfather, brother and friend who is loved and sadly missed by all, especially his wife Teresa and children Sharon, Caroline, Kenneth, Aidan, Tommy & Rita.
"I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on the snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle Autumn rain.
When you awaken in the mornings hush, I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in the circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night."
May he Rest in Peace.

Bhronn Páistí Gaelscoil de hÍde, Uaran Mór Sceach Gheal/Hawthorn adopted the wishing tree (Uimh. 2) san gairdín Bealtaine.
Dedication: I gcuimhne ar Jenny Ní Cheallaigh Mhic Gabhann, tuismitheoir, bunatheoir agus rúnaí ár scoil. Bean fial flaithiúil a chuir go mór le spiorad na scoile. Tá spiorad Jenny fós le feiscint timpeall na scoile. Airíonn muid thú uainn fós Jenny x x
Chuile dhuine i nGaelscoil de hÍde

Con Murphy, Neil Murphy, Dave Murphy, Des Murphy and families, Andover, Hants, England adopted stone (No 6) in Lughnasa garden.
Dedication: My first visit to Brigit's Garden was in 2007, it had a special feeling of peace, and when my wife died in April 08 I felt this is where Nancy would like to be remembered; with connections in Kildare, Tipperary and Cork, Galway and Brigit's Garden was my favourite choice . Nancy was always my guiding light and will always be in my thoughts and all the family and all who knew her.
Neil Murphy, Dave Murphy, Des Murphy and families:
Brigits Garden is a place of comfort and rest and a place where Mum would love to be, watching the visiting families visit and the children playing . It is a place we will have more fond memories, as we will always miss our Mum who will always be in our hearts and watching over us.

Anne Brophy of Malahide, Dublin adopted a silver birch in Samhain garden dedicated to her memory.
Dedication: Anne is remembered by a lovely Silver Birch in Brigit's Winter garden. This garden is a place to be still, to dream and prepare for the coming of spring, which would have appealed to Anne, who was Mother Nature herself, so loving and giving. She is sadly missed by all who loved and knew her.

Síle Clarke & Micheal O'Beirn of Galway & Dublin
adopted an apple tree in Imbolc garden dedicated to their memory.
Dedication: This garden is a place of re-birth and is all about being young. These siblings, Síle & Micheal, so close in life, were forever young and spent many an idle day in childhood robbing apples not from their own plentiful orchard on Taylors Hill, but from the neighbouring orchards! Both of them had a huge love of life, were generous with all they had and they will be remembered by all who love them.

Andy Robinson & Ciara Glascott, Moycullen
adopted the silver birch (No 3) in Samhain garden.
Dedication: A Silver Birch, symbolising renewal, as a gift to celebrate the Golden Wedding and renewal of vows of my parents, John & Dulcie Robinson. Blessings, Love & Congratulations!

Letja de Goede and friends donated a grove of trees near the Lochán they call 'Arena'.
Dedication: A long standing dream coming to reality into a grove. 24 friends from all over Ireland and the Netherlands made a contribution as to make this happen. In this wonderful place to which we will return in mind and body.

Bhronn an Finnerty Family & Clann Uí Bhéarra as Uachtar Ard & An Spidéal dealbh de Éan ar an gCraobh atá sa Teach Ciorcalach.
Dedication: I ndílchuimhne ar Roger Finnerty, fear céile, athair 's daideó a thug omós do chuile ní beo. Fear uasal grámhar. Le teann ghrá ó Bhríd, Caitríona, Tommy, Barry, Ruaidhrí, Helen, Fiach, Macdara, Ruadhán, Melissa, Ruaidhrí Óg, Thomas agus Labhaoise.

Breda Kelleher, Headford, Co. Galway
adopted the holly trees in Bealtaine garden.
Dedication: In memory of my wonderful mum, Nora Kelleher, West Cork, who inspired me to love and appreciate nature and whose birthday occurred in the month of May.

Circle of Brigid Australia adopted the hawthorn wishing tree (No 1) in Bealtaine garden.
Dedication: Blessings Jenny for a beautiful experience for our group. St Brigid's 'fire' is truly present in this magical place. May Australia grow in the knowledge of Brigid. Blessings and love always on this divine land.

Peter & Sonja Seeholder, Roscahill adopted standing stone (No 9) in Lughnasa garden.
Dedication: To our granddaughter Luna in Switzerland.

Mary B. Kyne & John Mackey, Clonmel, Galway
adopted the Norwegian maple tree in Bealtaine garden.
Dedication: I thought of you with love today but that is nothing now. I thought about you yesterday and days before that too. I think of you in silence I often speak your name. All I have are memories and your picture is in a frame. Your memory is my keepsake with which I'll never part. God has you in his keeping I have you in my heart.

Karen Golden and all the college crew, Galway have presented the Ram's Horn in Bealtaine garden to Noreen & Willi.
Dedication: Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, 1st May 2006 (Bealtaine). Noreen Glennon & Willi Campbell, congratulations on tying the knot (and starting the fireworks?!) May the sun warm your hearts and its ever-burning fire fuel your desire for each other.

Mary Sheehan, Galway adopted Doire Siochain.
Dedication: Ta áthas an t-saoil orm páirt a glacha ins an áit ailleann seo, Gairdín Bhríde. An seacht crann dair a chuir fás i guimhne mo seachtar cluinne a cuaigh thar lear; go maire siad go brach, bail o dia.

Sara Jane Kingston, Moycullen, Co.Galway adopted a basket swing in Imbolc garden.
Dedication: In memory of my grandmother Bridget Kingston, who loved her own garden.

Anne Heuston & Bob Benson of Scotland adopted the spiral vegetable bed (No 3) in Lughnasa garden.
Dedication: with love to family and friends and those who tend this beautiful space.

Maura O'Donoghue of Co.Clare adopted the oak tree (No 2) by the lochán.
Dedication: In fond memory of my grandparents, Catherine and Andrew O'Donoghue of Lickeen. Your presence lives on in our hearts.

Anna Maria & Paul O'Brien, Kieran & Lisa O'Brien, John & Debbie Allen, Colette Bertie, Robert & David Heaney, Padraig, Bernie, Blathnaid Jordan of Galway presented the limestone bench with dove carving on the hill by wind chamber.
Dedication: In loving memory of a wonderful mother and grandmother.

Mary, Jenny, Colin, Marion, Ann & Peter, Paul & Geraldine, Mary, Kay, Bernadette, Julia, Sean presented the blessing bowl in Samhain garden to Benen and Rachel.
Dedication: To Benan and Rachel . In celebration of your wedding and with our thanks for the wonderful moving weekend in Inismeain, we wish you many blessings in your life together.

Jason Delaney, Moycullen adopted the copper flames set into the processional way, Bealtaine garden.
Dedication: To my best friend, my lover, my wife.
Thank you Joan for being my partner in the procession of life.
All my love, Jason

Maírín Ní Mhurchú, co. Mhaigheo donated towards the protection of the wild, uncultivated areas.
Dedication: In loving memory of our parents Mary and Hugh Murphy who raised seven of us on a few acres of Mayo land and who gave us a love for nature.'Long live the wet and the wilderness!'

Mary O'Gorman, Galway adopted the oak bench in the interlocking stone circles in the Lughnasa garden.
Dedication: In honour of my loving parents Thomas and Mary McGrath.
Lots of love, Mary

Sarah and Joe McKenna, Roscahill adopted a basket swing in the Imbolc garden.
Dedication: In loving memory of our dear friend Anne.
She loved beautiful things and would have been very much at home in this beautiful place.
Rest in peace, friend.
Sarah and all the Noughtons

Helen Walsh, Galway adopted the Celtic bench on the esker.
Dedication: In memory of P.J.Walsh and his parents Tommie and May
of Esker, Athenry

Gerard and Marie Galvin, Oughterard adopted the spiral herb bed in the Lughnasa garden.
Dedication: In loving memory of Seamus Deering,
gentle gardener

Phil and Eamon Lally Ballinasloe adopted a yew tree (No 2), a symbol of re-birth.
Dedication: In memory of our loved ones and our precious only son
Eamon Óg Lally 15-3-84 to 8-7-2004

Pascal O'Gorman, Galway adopted the standing stone (No 2) in the Bealtaine garden.
Dedication: To Dad and Mum
Your love stood tall and tender,
strong and serene,
stone-like in the sea of time

Peter and Sonje Seeholzer, Co. Galway adopted standing stone (No 6) in the Bealtaine garden.
Dedication: To our beloved grandchildren Anne and Mia in Switzerland.

Eleanor Kelly, Galway adopted a standing stone (No 1) in the Lughnasa garden.
Dedication: For my parents, in loving memory of all they passed on to me -Agnes and Bert Kelly

Annie Watson London, England adopted the oak bench in the shelter in the Samhain garden.
Dedication: To my Dad, George Coghlan, who helped me love nature and County Galway; to my family and friends for all their support during my recent illness; to death and rebirth; and to Jenny for showing that dreams can come true.

Diana Beale Sussex, England adopted the oak bench in the Lughnasa garden.
Dedication: For our mother, Ann Barnard, then Ann Beale and later Ann Clay. First, in celebration of her 80th birthday on September 20th 2004, and now to honour her life after her peaceful death exactly two months ago. A tall, elegant lady with great dignity. She too created a beautiful garden and would be thrilled to see what her elder daughter has created here.

Peter Hodgetts, Brighton, England adopted the Flame Figures sculpture in the Bealtaine garden.
Dedication: To Dinah Pryor for your strength, courage and integrity. I will stand in the centre of the fire with you and not shrink back.

Paddy and Sally Cunningham, Alice, Jenny and Maria, Peter and Eithne Cunningham, Rory, Aoife, Niamh and Alana Dangan, Galway adopted the silver birch (No 1) in the Samhain garden.
Dedication: In memory of Else Madelaine our mother and wonderful grandmother to all her grandchildren. A dear, dear lady who lived a long life and loved the earth and everything it grew, right from her childhood. A native of Finland, the birch tree was her favourite. She has passed on her love of plants to all her family. Her memory will live for a long time with us.

Sarah Hampson and Stephen Hampson Oregon, USA and Kilmalcolm, Scotland adopted a spiral vegetable bed in the Lughnasa garden.
Dedication: In memory of our father Frank Hampson, who loved the West of Ireland and gardens

Jane Wheelock and for her brothers and sisters Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England adopted  a yew tree (No 1).
Dedication: In memory of my parents, Richard and Hilary, who taught me to love the land and gardens, and in honour of our ancestors, including Joseph Stock, Bishop Of Killala when the French landed in 1798

The Calendar Girls' Wisconsin, USA adopted a standing stone (No 4) in the dancing circle in the Lughnasa garden.
Dedication: May the blessings of the garden spiral out to create a universal dance of healing for Earth, our mother.

Peter Hodgetts and Dinah Pryor Brighton, England adopted a basket swing (No 1) in the Imbolc garden.
Dedication: In celebration of our sons, James and Sam,may they always find joy in their lives.

Jay Murphy and Brian Bourke Roscahill, Co. Galway adopted the red oak tree in the Bealtaine garden.
Dedication: In memory of Fergus and his accordian.

Dinah Pryor and Peter Hodgetts Brighton, England adopted Diarmuid and Grainne's bed in the Bealtaine garden.
Dedication: May the love of Diarmuid and Grainne touch all who lie within the hollow of this sacred space.

Noelle O'Hanlon Moycullen, Co. Galway adopted a silver birch tree (No 9) in the Samhain garden.
Dedication: To my ancestors, especially my father.

Theresa, Aoife, Cian and Darren Clarke of Barna, Co. Galway adopted the Celtic bench on the Ring Fort.
Dedication: John: You loved nature in all its forms, but especially the quieter, more peaceful places. Having passed your love of nature on to our children, it feels so appropriate for us to have a dedication to your memory, here, in this place of natural beauty, peace and harmony.
With all our love always!

Liz Nolan, Moycullen, Co. Galway adopted the Victoria plum tree in the Imbolc garden.
Dedication: In memory of my mother, Christine Sennett, who would have loved this garden.

Catríona Nic Mhuiris, Seamus Moore, Lorcan Ó Mórdha agus Doireann Ní Mhórdha Co. na Gaillimhe adopted the banqueting table in the Lughnasa garden.
Dedication: Do mo thuismitheoirí - Mairín and Noel Morrish, Corcaigh who taught us a real sense of wonder and a love for the world around us. ''Bia blasta, comhrá gasta, comhluadar sásta.'

Angela and Li Lu Savage, Galway adopted a basket swing (No 2) in the Imbolc garden.
Dedication: For my wonderful daughter, Li Lu, the light of my life!

Alison and Cierán Herbert, Galway adopted the oak bench in the Samhain garden.
Dedication: To our parents, Jimmy and Ann, Nancy and Tony, who gave us a life to live in harmony with the planet.

John and Mary Burgess Hampshire, England adopted oak tree (No 7).
Dedication: For my very dear and much-missed friend Martin Beale, whose generosity, wisdom and kindness transformed not only my life but also the lives of our whole family.

Kit and Eric Barnard, California, USA
adopted a standing stone (No 5) in the Bealtaine garden.
John and Mary Burgess Hampshire, England adopted oak tree no 7.
Dedication: In memory of Maria Barnard, 1937 - 2002

Pete Smith and Evelyn Stevens Co. Galway adopted the spiral herb bed (No 4) in the Lughnasa garden.
Dedication: In memory of our parents; Pip and Elizabeth, Nancy and Paddy.

Rosarie Barrett, Galway adopted a standing stone (No 2) in the Bealtaine garden.
Dedication: In honour of my beautiful mother Hannah Horan.

Breda Kelleher, Headford, Co. Galway adopted the holly trees in the Bealtaine garden on 31st August 2007.
Dedication: In memory of my wonderful Mum, Nora Kelleher, West Cork, who inspired me to love and appreciate nature and whose birthday occurred in the month of May.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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