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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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 also have room rentals for community groups available and bakery goods to order.
We have a vision of our community where the physical environment is safe, secure and clean, where the local economy is strong and provides jobs and opportunities for local people, where people have confidence and a sense of pride in their community and where our services operate effectively for the good of all.
Darndale Belcamp Village Centre CLG provides a range of projects and services which have been developed to support the needs of the local community as outlined in the organisation's 2018 - 2021 Strategic Plan.
Established in 1983, we are a vibrant food co-operative committed to providing wholesome, sustainable and affordable food to our members and wider community. Dublin Food Co-op is Ireland's longest running consumer food co-operative.
Come and visit us at our shop in Kilmainham Square where you can find the finest organic produce, locally grown veg and Dublin’s best range of minimal waste groceries. Both members and non members are very welcome to shop with us.
You can buy a DFC gift voucher or a gift membership in person or through our website at any time of the year. We can even post them to your loved one for you. We also offer a selection of hampers in the run up to Christmas, including a 'make your own' hamper option.
Join up as a member to get access to member benefits including discounts of between 5% and 25%, and get a say in how our food democracy is run. Membership is either €15 a year or €10 concession, with even better rates for household memberships. Everyone is welcome to join!
If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected].