Visitor Information

Brigit’s Garden is located in Roscahill at the gateway to Connemara, between Moycullen and Oughterard. It is well sign posted from the N59 main road, just a 20 minute drive north of Galway city.

Admissions

Open Wednesday – Sunday for November and December. Closed for Christmas on 20th December. Re-opening on January 28th 2022.

Opening Hours

Apr - Oct

Nov - Mar

Visitors Centre & Gardens

10am-5.30pm

10am-5.00pm

Garden Café

10.30am-5.00pm

10.30am-4.30pm

Admission to Celtic Gardens 21/22

Apr-Oct

Nov-Mar

Adult

€9.00

€7.50

Child (under 2's free)

€6.00

€5.00

Family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children)

€26.00

€21.00

Family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children)

€30.00

€25.00

Disabled*/Senior/Student/Eco**

€8.00

€6.50

Free

Free

Accessibility

The buildings, gardens and a section of the nature trail are accessible to wheelchairs and there is a fully accessible toilet. We welcome visitors with special needs.

*Carers for disabled visitors are free of charge.

**Eco refers to those who arrive by public transport (Citylink or Bus Eireann), e-car or bicycle. The bus will leave you at the bottom of the road, 2km from Brigit’s Garden.

Dogs

Visitors are welcome to bring dogs so long as they are kept on a lead. We kindly ask owners to clean up after the dog as necessary.

Admission tickets can be purchased on arrival and advance booking is not required. However, if you wish to book tickets online you can do so here.

Celtic Gardens Walk & Sun Trails

A walk through the four Gardens takes you on a journey through the Celtic cycle of the seasons, each garden representing one of the Celtic festival of Samhain, Imbolc, Bealtaine and Lughnasa. This seasonal cycle mirrors the cycle of life from conception to old age and death. The design weaves Celtic stories with contemporary design to create spaces that are beautiful and tranquil yet inspiring and full of life.

The Roundhouse nestles in the centre of the Gardens, with windows looking out onto each of the four Gardens. This is a place for art and music, meditation, meetings or just relaxing.

Meander along the Sun Trail and wander through our woodlands and meadows, with sun features, energy installations and the crannog, with boards giving visitors information on ecology, history and mythology.

For Kids!

Earth Quest

Engage the children and have lots of fun on the kids’ Earth Quest trail. Working as a team, you will navigate the Garden and solve science-based challenges on your quest. There are several science-based installations around the Garden including a water engineering play area*, a pedal-power generator, a geodesic camera obscura and a weather station to reveal a few. Families discover, observe and identify things as they explore Brigit’s Garden, recording their findings on our special “Earth Quest” guide. Children can collect a free Earth Quest guide at Reception. (le fáil trí Ghaeilge fresin) Suitable for children with an accompanying adult. *waterproofs would be a good idea!

Natural Play Area

In the natural play area, climb up on the ‘whale’ and slide down, climb the Da Vinci Bridge, run through the willow tunnels, swing on the rope ladders and create a castle in the sand-pit… There’s plenty of natural fun to be had in the Playground, and in the rest of Brigit’s Garden too. Don’t miss the basket swings, stepping logs, see-saw, sitting on the bog-wood throne, exploring the fairy fort, following the secret trail through the woodland, fishing for bugs in the pond and discovering the whispering pipes in the stone chamber!

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