Education and training services
Achill’s first all-weather visitor centre and Mayo’s only Aquarium.
The Achill Experience encapsulates many aspects of Island life both present and past.
Achill Experience lets us help you to explore and learn about many the different species of sea creatures from around the waters of Achill Island and from the World beyond.
We display many fascinating stories of Achill’s rich and sometimes tragic history.
We also house the first edition prints of the famous American artist Robert Henri, who lived in Achill during the 1920’s and painted local Children from Pollagh & Dooagh. They are amazing prints and the colours really bring the children to life.
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Alex’s Adventure is a substance misuse programme that teaches post-primary students on the impacts of substances and how the choices we make can have various concequences.
Nicole Ryan is the CEO of Alex’s Adventure Ltd. – The ‘build your own E-dventure’ programme for substance misuse learning. A Marine Engineer by trade, Nicole went back to college in 2017 to study Substance Misuse use & Addiction in UCC and began Alex’s Adventure in 2016. Alex’s Adventures has big plans for the future. Buoyed by recent success, they are supported by a range of bodies including the Brazilian Yunus &Youth Social entrepreneurship fellowship, UCC Ignite Programme and the Argentinean Social Innovation Warehouse it hopes to impact over 500,000 students in the next 5 years.
We at the Ballina Costume Company pride ourselves in providing a unique service, with costumes designed and made in-house, many of which are original. We source only the finest materials to create our costumes.
The company became a Limited Company in 2002, originally providing exclusive garments for historical events, and since then has expanded into producing costumes suitable for drama, musicals, school productions, festivals, medieval banquets, weddings, Viennese Ball, murder mysteries, Christmas, Halloween or a themed party. We provide a range of costumes to fit all sizes.
You will be guaranteed the very best in customer service provided by our friendly and knowledgeable staff, which have a wealth of experience with musicals, amateur dramatic productions, plays and historical events. They will be pleased to help you choose suitable costumes for your event.
Corporate clients, organisations, groups and individuals are all very welcome and can avail of our standard or deluxe range of costumes when organizing an event.
As can be appreciated, our website carries only a popular selection of our total stock, and enquiries about our full range will be dealt with as quickly as possible by our staff.
Award-winning Celtic Gardens and Visitors Centre.
Brigit’s Garden takes you on a magical journey into the heart of Celtic heritage and mythology, making it one of the truly outstanding places to visit in the West of Ireland. The award-winning Celtic Gardens are widely regarded as one of the most spectacular in Ireland, set within 11 acres of native woodland & wildflower meadows. In addition to the Celtic Gardens visitors can enjoy the nature trail, an ancient ring fort (fairy fort), thatched roundhouse and crannog, and the calendar sundial, the largest in Ireland.
Brigit’s Garden is very family-friendly with a kids’ discovery trail, a natural playground and lots of opportunity to explore.
Our Visitor Centre houses the Garden Café with excellent fresh food, the colourful Gift Shop and a function room.Kids Garden Galway
Brigit’s Garden offers a fully professional service to tour groups and community groups with guided tours of the Celtic Gardens, add-on workshops, group catering and bespoke programmes.
We offer a full calendar of family-friendly special events throughout the year, from Brigit’s Day celebrations to an alternative Santa experience.
Brigit’s Garden is a Discover Science Centre and a popular destination for primary schools, with exciting programmes linked to nature and heritage.
Our high-standard facilities and tranquil surroundings make Brigit’s Garden the ideal venue with a difference for weddings, meetings and special events.
We operate six Recyling Recycling Centres in County Donegal. A wide range of items are collected for recycling and we also accept garden and household waste.
At our Recycling Centres we have containers for different recyclable materials. To make your visit easier and quicker please sort your recycling materials at home. All items for recycling should be clean. Our staff will be happy to help you in any way they can.
We offer free tours for school groups at all our Recycling Centres in Donegal. During these visits pupils can discover how to recycle a wide range of items from their homes and schools.