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.
|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
The following food will be provided during the festival:
At the Garden Café
Saturday 9.00a.m to 8.30pm
Sunday 8.30 - 5.00pm
Drinks available up to 10.30pm Saturday night
At our Garden BBQ
Saturday 12.00- 8.00pm
At the Food Stalls
Saturday 12.00 - 8.00pm
Sunday 12.00 - 4.00pm
The Garden Café will serve
Breakfast includes a buffet bar with cereals, bacon/sausage rolls, croissants etc.
Lunch & Dinner is a delicious range of pastas, salads, hot dinners, kids rolls and drinks include a selection of herbal teas, coffee, wine, craft beers and minerals.
There will also be a range of homemade treats in store for your delight
The Garden BBQ will be sizzling sausages and burgers with all the trimmings and the Food Stalls will be serving a variety of foods from Asian street food, baked potatoe, pizza, chips to delicious artisan ice-cream.
Brigit's Garden is 20km from Galway city just off the Wild Atlantic Way.
From Galway city take the N59 in the direction of Clifden. Go through Moycullen and after about 8km you reach the small village of Roscahill. You will see a brown heirtage sign with Brigit's Garden name on it pointing to the 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).
Please pay attention to the signs for the overnight carpark and day carpark during this event.
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
Overnight for Campervans, contact Dessie Walsh in Oughterard, €10 per van, firstname.lastname@example.org 085 2899391
Hostel Accommodation: Oughterard Hostel www.oughterardhostel.com 091 552388
Salthill Caravan Park ; Salthill, Galway City, County Galway
Tel: 091 523972; 086 8175551 Email: email@example.com
Spiddal Mobile Home Park www.spiddalmobilehomes.ie Tel: 091 553372, Mob: 087 7607698 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is plenty of other accommodation listed at www.discoverireland.ie Follow links for accommodation and search for Moycullen or Oughterard
More details to follow!! Please spread the word, follow us on Facebook and Twitter!! Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!
Slán go fóill :)*