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Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden

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Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden

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Quincentennial Park Salthill Promenade, Galway GALWAY CITY Ireland
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Gearoid O O wrote a review Sep 2020
Athlone, Ireland617 contributions261 helpful votes
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This was our first visit to this garden, work was in progress on a new water feature. We felt that while the idea was a beautiful one that the place looked as if it tried to hard in terms of sculpture etc. Some of the planting was excellent and it is an oasis of peace just minutes from the Promenade in Salthill. The idea of commemorating those who donated organs is a very noble one and I'm sure this garden gives solace to many.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden
Responded Sep 12, 2020
Hi Gearoid, Thanks for your review of the Circle of Life Garden and glad you found it to be an oasis of peace on the busy Salthill Promenade and "A Beautiful Idea". Galway City Council has been busy working on the pond and water features over the past few weeks as the water in the pond had become very stagnant and generally needed to be upgraded. The fish, have now returned to the pond, and are very happy with their new clean environment, as will visitors to the Park. You obviously had some reservations about the sculptures, but each sculpture with its carving and inscriptions has its own significance and relevance to the overall garden and to what it stands for. If you didn't have a chance to read the background and story of the garden on the entrance panels, maybe on another visit you might like to do so. Alternatively, you could take a look at the Circle of Life Garden leaflet which gives full details of the garden and its many features. This you will find on our Strange Boat website. Thanks again , Martina & Denis
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Kate Keane wrote a review Mar 2020
Dublin, Ireland69 contributions34 helpful votes
We visited this beautiful park yesterday. It’s a tranquil, peaceful place . A place where you can sit, reflect and admire the beauty and creativity of this park. It’s on the promenade at Salthill. Highly recommend a visit
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Hi there, Thank you for visiting the Circle of Life Garden and for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. It's lovely to read your comments and to know that you enjoyed your visitation experience. Thank you also for recommending the garden to other travellers. Kind regards, Martina & Denis
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Galwayforever wrote a review Feb 2020
Galway, Ireland15 contributions8 helpful votes
This small park facing Salthill's Promenade is something that surprises you. In a few seconds the scenery of the active and effervescent sea turns into a relaxing and peaceful landscape. It is interesting to take some time to read the signs and understand the meaning of the circle of rocks and walk through the path enjoying the view and sounds of the small artificial lake which welcomes a tiny population of fish and birds. Benches are available for resting under the trees. If you have 10 minutes you have to pop in.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden
Responded Feb 24, 2020
What a really lovely review of the Circle of Life Garden and thank you for your description "Exquisite Designe". We always very much appreciate when people take the time to walk through the garden, read the inscriptions, and to relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. Thank you also for recommending a visit to other travellers. Kind regards, Martina & Denis
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MargAnneL wrote a review Sep 2019
Mississauga, Canada76 contributions22 helpful votes
A lovely garden with such significance. Everything on there meant something so please rake the time to read it all.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden
Responded Sep 9, 2020
Hi MargAnne, Firstly, our apologies for not responding to your review until now. It obviously slipped down the reviews without us seeing it. We very much appreciate you taking the time to review the garden and we're so pleased to read your very positive comments. Also, thank you for recommending a visit to the Garden to other TripAdvisor travellers. Many thanks and kind regards, Martina & Denis
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Shamrockin wrote a review Sep 2019
36 contributions8 helpful votes
This is a lovely little garden tucked away in the Salthill area. We made a point of walking through a number of times when we were coming and going. It is very well maintained and has some beautiful varieties of plants and flowers. A very sweet garden dedicated to a worthwhile cause.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Martina G, Manager at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden
Responded Sep 4, 2019
Hi Baidra, Thank you for reviewing the Circle of Life Garden on TripAdvisor and for your very positive comments. We do endeavour to maintain the garden and park to a high standard, not always succeeding as well as we might aspire to. It is so rewarding to know that visitors enjoy their experience in the garden and appreciate the efforts being made to ensure it is a well maintained public space worth visiting. Hopefully, you'll visit again. Regards, Martina & Denis
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