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.
For mid-term break (23rd - 31st Oct) the Garden is open daily. Café is closed Tues 26th & Wed 27th.
|Visitors Centre & Gardens||10am-5.30pm||10am-5.00pm|
|Admission to Celtic Gardens 2021/22||Easter-Oct||Nov-Easter|
|Child (under 2's free)||€6.00||€4.50|
|Family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children)||€26.00||€20.00|
|Family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children)||€30.00||€24.00|
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
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.
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!