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Feb 12, 2017

Ilona represents Brigit’s Garden at the Volunteer Fair

There was no better woman than Ilona, who took on the challenge of meeting and greeting potential Brigit’s Garden volunteers at the recent Volunteer Fair in Clybaun Hotel.

Over 1,000 people turned up on the day – double the numbers on last year! Isn’t that a great reflection of the people of Ireland who illustrate how willing and able they are to roll up their sleeves and get involved in their local community?

Ilona met some really fantastic people who we have no doubt will play a valuable role in Brigit’s Garden success in the near future. Throughout the year, we rely on our volunteers to keep us going.  They do everything from sowing seeds and raking leaves to painting faces and entertaining guests! We couldn't do it without them and we appreciate each and every person who comes to Brigit's Garden to help.

If you think you could be persuaded to try your hand at volunteering at Brigit’s Garden, then we would welcome any assistance. Here are some of the roles that may be of interest to you.

Volunteer Type Details
Garden Volunteer General gardening Thursdays  10am-12.30pm
Special Event Volunteer See events calendar for upcoming events
Summer Camp Volunteer Group leader’s assistant
Reception Volunteer Half a day per week to greet visitors

We reimburse all volunteers' expenses and provide refreshments while here. If you're interested in getting involved at Brigit's Garden, we would love to hear from you! Give us a ring at 091 550905 or email us at info@BrigitsGarden.ie


Accommodation Close by

(for Friday and/or Saturday night)

In Roscahill Co. Galway- 5 mins drive from Brigit's Garden

Rockfield House B&B, www.connemara-galway.net 091 555586

In Oughterard, Co. Galway: 10 mins drive from Brigit's Garden

Camillaun Lodge, www.camillaun.com 091 552678
The Boat Inn, www.theboatinn.ie 091 552196 (family rooms from €78)
Ross Lake House Hotel, www.rosslakehotel.com, 091 550109
The Connemara Lake Hotel, www.theconnemaralakehotel.com 091 866016
Oughterard Hostel, www.oughterardhostel.com 091 552388

There is plenty of other accommodation listed at www.discoverireland.ie Follow links for accommodation and search for Moycullen or Oughterard.

Please spread the word, follow us on Facebook and Twitter!! Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

Slán go fóill :)*

Location

Driving along the N59 from Galway city you will pass through a small town called Moycullen. Follow the festival traffic signs.

A few kilometres after this you will reach the small village of Roscahill. You will then see a brown heritage signpost on the left hand side of the road with Brigit's Garden name on it pointing to Turn Right. Take this right and the entrance to Brigit's Garden is on the left approximately 2km from this turn (after the community centre and church on the left hand-side).

For those using GPS or Google Maps, they may direct you turn right at Connemara Motors but it is more efficient if you continue onwards with the festival traffic signs.

GPS Coordinates for Brigit's Garden:N: 53.38558   W: 9.2131

Please pay attention to the signs for the overnight carpark and day carpark during this event.


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