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Feb 12, 2017

Our chef Sarah O’ Loughlin is representing Galway 2020 in Croatia

So you have no doubt heard all about Galway 2020 and our recent award making us European Capital of Culture 2020. But did you know we will be sharing the title with Rijeka in Croatia.

And as part of a creative exchange between the two cities, our own chef, Sarah O' Loughlin has been busy cooking, learning and networking in Rijeka for the past week. Well done Sarah. Bring us back something nice!

Not only that, but Sarah is steering the Garden Café in Brigit's Garden into a new era. Redecorating is underway, the painters have been in, the menu re-vamped, new logo, new designs, and an overall refresh of the café along with the addition of a brand new artisan pantry.

We are excited, our partners are excited, our customers are excited, even the birds in the trees are whistling a new tune. We are looking forward to the official re-launch on the first weekend in April. There will be food tastings, demonstrations, goody bags, great food and drink, prizes and an opportunity to mix and mingle with the local community, local businesses and some special guests. Save the date April 1st & 2nd.

Accommodation Close by

(for Friday and/or Saturday night)

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

Rockfield House B&B, 091 555586

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

Camillaun Lodge, 091 552678
The Boat Inn, 091 552196 (family rooms from €78)
Ross Lake House Hotel,, 091 550109
The Connemara Lake Hotel, 091 866016
Oughterard Hostel, 091 552388

There is plenty of other accommodation listed at 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 :)*


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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