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Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden

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Serene, beautiful and thought-provoking. This was my first time visiting this park and I enjoyed it... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Deirdre D
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A peaceful place for reflection

What a wonderful addition to Salthill and Galway. A truly serene garden with deep thought put into... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
LeeCGaillimh
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Galway, Ireland
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A remarkably beautiful stone sculpted national commemorative garden to commemorate and celebrate the lives and generosity of spirit of organ donors. Its inclusive and welcoming design and aura of mysticism and healing provide a very special place to...more
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

Serene, beautiful and thought-provoking. This was my first time visiting this park and I enjoyed it so much that I went back a second time with additional family members, who were equally enchanted. A must-see when in Galway/Salthill area.

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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful addition to Salthill and Galway. A truly serene garden with deep thought put into its very being. A wonderful place for prayer and reflection.More

Thank LeeCGaillimh
Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Hi LeeC, Thank you for your lovely comments about the garden on TripAdvisor. Your response is exactly what we would have hoped for when creating the garden; that people would find it to be a serene and peaceful place for reflection. It's also really great...More

Reviewed 27 July 2018

Circle of Life park is a small park, but nice to visit and relax - away from everyday stresses. - and remember organ donors and recipients.

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Reviewed 24 July 2018

This is a hidden gem just of Salthill promenade. Very quiet secluded spot to stroll around.Suitable for all the family.More

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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Hi Lou, thank you for visiting the Circle of Life Garden and for your review. It is often called a "hidden gem" as it's not very obvious from the road, but it is always lovely to read people's appreciation of its quite and reflective ambience....More

Reviewed 24 June 2018

I was only on the north side of the street because I was trying to find a geocache, but I decided to walk in and see what the stones were about. What a great idea as a memorial and a tribute, and it was such...More

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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Hi there, and thanks for your review on TripAdvisor. Your positive comments about the garden are very much appreciated. We do have geocache in the garden, so hopefully you found it. Kind regards, Martina & Denis

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Had seen this small lark from our room and it looked inviting... has the potential to be outstanding but misses the mark by lazy ness of behalf of Galway council... there is a nice ambience to the park but total let down by the dirty...More

Thank Davedj68
Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

HI Daved, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor and we very much appreciate, and take on board, your comments, particularly about the pond. We make every effort to maintain the garden and park to the highest standard but, unfortunately, there is an ongoing problem...More

Reviewed 29 May 2018

We heard about this garden from some people we met in Ballyvaughn. First of all the idea itself is beautiful. The stones from 5 continents, and stones from all over along with the beautiful serene garden and large pond is like another world with the...More

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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Hi Dana, Thank you so much for your lovely review and comments on the Circle of Life Garden. Quite often it is referred to as a "hidden gem" as it is located behind a wall and nestled between the two big hotels. But while we're...More

Reviewed 16 May 2018

A lovely walled garden on the promenade in Salthill right beside The Galway Bay Hotel. Really quite and peaceful, I happened upon the garden by accident and found it quite moving as the garden itself replicates the circle of life..More

Thank Charlotte T
Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Hi Charlotte, Thank you for reviewing the Circle of Life Garden on TripAdvisor and we very much like you referring to it being a "lovely spiritual gem". When creating it we planned that it would reflect the various stages of the journey of life and...More

Reviewed 15 May 2018

It's a beautiful little park in Salthill. Very pretty and love the circle of life theme. Pretty flowers, stones, and quotes.

Thank StephanieZ198
Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Hi Stephanie, Thank you for your comments on the Circle of Life Garden and Park on TripAdvisor, and we're delighted you enjoyed the many aspects of the garden's design. With warm regards, Martina & Denis

Reviewed 15 May 2018

We were staying at the hotel right next door to this beautiful garden. Commemorates birth, organ donation and life itself. Worth taking half an hour to wander through the garden.More

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Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Thank you for recommending the Circle of Life Garden to other visitors. Although located on the busy Salthill Promenade it is, as you said, a very tranquil garden which commemorates those who have given the gift of life to others through organ donation, and aims...More

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mmvioletta
31 August 2016|
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Response from Martina G | Property representative |
Hi Maeve, We have no idea why your review is still pending. Unless the review is published by tripAdvisor we don't actually see it. Maybe it will be published in time. Thank you anyway for visiting Circle of Life Garden... More
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Ann H
9 February 2015|
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Response from Martina G | Property representative |
Hi Ann, A very belated thank you for your query earlier this month, and for your interest in the ongoing maintenance of the garden. At present we have an arrangement in place with Galway Civic Trust who assist with routine... More
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