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Republic of Ireland Golf Breaks

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One of the most compelling reasons to book a golfing holiday in Ireland is simply the sheer choice that this charming part of the world gives you as far as world-class courses are concerned. We bet you didn’t know, for instance, that the island of Ireland is home to about a quarter of the world’s natural links courses, or that few nations offer as...
Republic of Ireland Golf Breaks
One of the most compelling reasons to book a golfing holiday in Ireland is simply the sheer choice that this charming part of the world gives you as far as world-class courses are concerned. We bet you didn’t know, for instance, that the island of Ireland is home to about a quarter of the world’s natural links courses, or that few nations offer as many golf courses per capita as Ireland does.
 
There are literally hundreds of fine golf courses to choose from in Ireland, and it’s not surprising that links-style courses are especially numerous in the West, given the stellar views that so many of them offer across the Atlantic Ocean.
 
While Ireland has understandably long been overshadowed in some golfing aficionados’ affections by the country widely considered to have been the birthplace of the game – Scotland – there’s little arguing with the astounding golfing talent that it has produced down the years.
 
Who could therefore resist the opportunity that a golfing holiday in Ireland presents to walk in the footsteps of many of the most notable Irish golfers? Such legends range from Sir Alexander William Shaw – who founded both the Limerick and Lahinch golf clubs – to Pádraig Harrington, who in 2007, became the first ever golfer from the Republic of Ireland, as well as the first from the island of Ireland in 60 years, to win The Open Championship – also known as the British Open.

With Ireland also serving up no shortage of other holiday attractions, such as the bright lights and party atmosphere of Dublin and utterly breath-taking coastal and rural landscapes, booking an Irish golf break or weekend through findagolfbreak.com could be one of the wisest decisions you make this year!

Popular Golf Courses In Republic Of Ireland:

Ireland Golf Breaks, great golf hotels, award winning accommodation, attractions and some world renowned golf courses throughout the Republic of Ireland.

  • Ballybunion
  • Lahinch
  • Portmarnock
  • European Club
  • Waterville

Located on the north-west coast of County Kerry, on a beautiful stretch of sand dunes overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll find two wonderfully challenging and unique world-class links golf courses at Ballybunion – the Old Course and the Trent Jones Cashen Course. Whatever your choice, every hole, every hazard and every shot is defined by nature’s infinite presence.

Dough Castle (1306) provides a wonderful backdrop to 7th hole on the Castle Course.  Originally founded by the O’Connor’s in 1306, its old name “Dumhach Ui Chonchuir” translates as O’Connor’s Sandbank and it was an O’Connor stronghold until they were ousted by the O’Brien’s in the days of Queen Elizabeth 1.

Portmarnock Golf Club sits majestically on a narrow tongue of shallow duneland. And as a measure of its enduring quality, it remains one of the most respected venues in world golf.   No other Irish course has been graced by so many distinguished players in a rich history encompassing a broad sweep of significant events.

The European Club is located in tumbling dunes just south of Dublin and it features sweeping sea views from nineteen of the twenty holes.  Yes, there are two extra par-3s here and they are in play most days affording the golfer a 20-hole round which includes five holes running very close to the sea.  So close that it is common to find players searching for their golf balls on the beach.

Waterville Golf Links is laid out on an isthmus of natural dune-land, bordered on its western flank by the Wild Atlantic Ocean, its Northern boundary by the Inny river, its Eastern verge by the Inny Estuary, and on its Southern margin with native bogland. This unique site location ensures a complete and unspoilt visual and audible environment– affording a unique tranquillity that is unmatched in golf.

 

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Popular Accommodations In Republic Of Ireland:
  • The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection
  • Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin
  • Iveagh Garden Hotel
  • Marlin Hotel Stephens Green
  • The Marker Hotel

The Shelbourne Hotel is the most prestigious and historic 5-star luxury hotel in Dublin. For almost 200 years, it has stood at the centre of Ireland’s capital, looking out over the beautiful St. Stephen’s Green and surrounded by the main cultural and historical sites and shopping areas of the city of Dublin. Magnificently restored and majestically conducted, our 5-star, city centre hotel offers exquisitely appointed guest rooms, spectacular meeting spaces and a tempting choice of menus, bars and lounges. 

The new Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin is located in the heart of Dublin, in a historic building on the famous O’Connell Street, and become one of the city's emblematic sites. This Irish hotel offers you the best facilities for you to enjoy an unforgettable holiday with RIU Hotels & Resorts.

Iveagh Garden Hotel offers one of the best Dublin hotels near all major attractions. A modern take on traditional luxury, the four-star Iveagh Garden Hotel is an urban oasis just steps from Grafton Street. Opened in February 2018, this Dublin Hotel offers one of the lowest carbon footprints of any Irish Hotel and is Europe's first fully sustainable hotel.

Marlin Hotel Dublin is in a prime location in the centre of Dublin, 450 yards from Dublin Castle. 650 yards from St. Stephen's Green, the hotel offers a fitness centre and a bar. The accommodation provides free WiFi.

The Marker Hotel Dublin is a sleek modern haven just 25 minutes’ drive from Dublin Airport. Overlooking Grand Canal Square and Dublin’s Docklands, the luxurious five star hotel is in an ideal position for exploring the city’s main tourist attractions and key business district. It's close to the National Museum, the Science Museum, the National Gallery, the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, the 3 Arena and the Aviva Stadium. It is also within walking distance of College Green plaza and shopping hub Grafton Street, convenient for the city’s main business and financial district, the IFSC and the Convention Centre Dublin.
After The Golf:

Big Bus Dublin Open-top, Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Explore Dublin independently, without worrying about rigid schedules, tour group stragglers, and time-consuming public transit options. Instead, opt for a Big Bus ticket and benefit from flexible duration options—24, 48, or 72 hours—as well as 25 hop-on hop-off stops to choose from and a walking tour included with all tickets.
 
Blarney Castle Day Trip from Dublin
 
Beyond Dublin, Ireland offers enchanting castles, ruins, and other notable landmarks, and on this day trip, you’ll see three of the country’s most popular highlights.
 
Don’t worry about arranging trains or navigating the countryside yourself; an air-conditioned coach makes it simple to discover Blarney Castle (and the famous Blarney Stone), Cahir Castle, and the Rock of Cashel in a single day.
 
Titanic Belfast Experience, Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle Day Trip from Dublin
 
Save money on entrance fees and transportation with this Northern Ireland tour from Dublin.
 
Along with an admission ticket to the Giant’s Causeway, gain skip-the-line entrance to the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, and choose either an admission ticket to Titanic Belfast or a black-cab tour of Belfast’s dramatic past.
 
This tour makes it easy to get out of Ireland’s capital without dishing out a lot of cash on a rental car.
Travelling To Republic Of Ireland:
Flights from the UK are usually direct into Republic of Ireland.
 
Flight times to Republic of Ireland usually average around 1 Hour 15 Minutes.
 
Transfers are available in and around Republic of Ireland however, we can arrange transfers for you if need.
 
Republic Of Ireland - Weather Guide:
The best time to visit Ireland is between March and May, and September to November, when it’s not as crowded as it is in summer, or as cold as it is in winter. That said, Ireland has a mild, temperate climate and although it’s rainy at times, you can visit all year round. The changes in weather are not normally extreme.
 
Summer (June, July and August) is the warmest time of year, when Ireland’s landscapes are at their most vibrant and the days are at their longest. However, it’s also crowded and prices are at a premium.

June is the month where golf courses are in peak condition, meaning the greens and fairways should be in great shape. However, July and August are equally excellent months to play golf in Ireland with temperature ranging from the high 50s to mid-70s Fahrenheit. 

 

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