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Best Parks in Galway

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Barna Woods

Listed as a special area conservation land, Barna Woods is known for featuring a variety of vegetation. Covered with trees, especially oaks, Barna Woods is known to house some rare plants and herbs. In addition to the plants, Barna Wood houses many insects, and mammals. The lush green beauty of the park is complemented with the presence of various bird species. Barna wood is known for housing more than 30 different bird species and is a great bird-watching spot. Take a break from your busy city life and rejuvenate yourself by getting surrounded by nature.

Galway, Republic of Ireland
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Renville Park

Situated about twenty minutes' drive from Galway city and close to the village of Oranmore, Renville Park surrounds a magnificent 16th century estate. The grounds include a network of trails and walks through woodlands, providing spectacular views of the sea and of counties Clare and Galway.The variety of flora includes several tree varieties, wild flowers, shrubs and old creeping ivy. Local fauna incorporates otter, heron, curlew and raven. The park has picnic areas with barbeque facilities (bring your own charcoal) and a children's play area. Open all year round, this park makes for a great family day out.

Galway, Republic of Ireland
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Brigit's Garden

Highlighting the Celtic culture and its heritage, Brigit's Garden is an award-winning themed park that is a local favorite, as well as a quite popular spot with tourists. Located in Galway, the popular garden features structures that are characteristic of Celtic architecture like the fairy fort, roundhouse and the stone chamber, to name a few. Apart from the cute, fairy tale locations within the site, the programs and games organized to benefit the children also attracts many visitors. Big on magical grandeur and old world charm, you'd definitely love it here, no matter what your age is.

Galway, Republic of Ireland
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Coole Park

This thriving nature reserve is a popular tourist attraction and is favored by those with an appreciation for Ireland's natural beauty. Coole Park is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, especially birds. The park is also noted for its turloughs and wetlands, forming a complex ecological system that is both rare and beautiful. There is plenty to enjoy at the park including an 18th-century walled garden, several marked trails and a visitors center that is open seasonally. Favored by nature lovers, outdoors enthusiasts and tourists alike, Coole Park is treasured local attraction.

Gort, Republic of Ireland
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