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Discover fun golf courses in the Republic of Ireland, the nicest motorhome sites,  interesting places to visit
and meet great people with Lucy and me!

Golf Courses

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The Quest

Sir Henry Cotton is the reason that Lucy and I are playing 25 golf courses in Ireland this summer.  Why be inspired by a dead golfer?  Remembering a story about Cotton made me want to fill my days with great golf experiences  instead of sitting around reading newspapers and books, baking cakes for charity events, looking after other people’s children, walking the dog and volunteering.  Cotton was a professional golfer who won the British Open Golf Championships 3 times, fought in the RAF in the war and loved above all else to live the high life.

He knew how to enjoy himself. He loved champagne, caviar and bespoke tailored clothes. He lived in a suite in a 5-star hotel, and when he bought a country estate he bought it complete with butler and a full staff including a chauffeur for his Rolls Royce.  More than that he inspired his friends and they provided me with the reason for a Quest.  It happened like this;

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1308, 2016

The McGiffords at Killarney

People Colin McGifford was Captain of the Marriott Beardsall Priory Golf Club in 2012. I was impressed that to raise money for his Captain's charity they cycled from Gleneagles to Derby.  Jane loves golf plays regularly with a handicap in the low 20s. They had played the Mahoney Point course the day before.  Over a [...]

1308, 2016

Playing Gracious Killarney

Why play Killarney? Killarney offers a high end experience of golf.  It is unashamedly elegant and beautifully maintained.  It advertises itself as Killarney Golf & Fishing Club the most prestigious golf course in Killarney.  The Irish Open was held there in 1991 and 2 and again in 2010 and 2013.  The club hosted the Curtis Cup in 1996.  [...]

108, 2016

Losing a day

I heard how a bus driver stopped on the Ring of Kerry, forced four cars to back up while telling his passengers that the stupid drivers were going the wrong way and everyone knows that you must drive round the Ring to the right.  When I reached the ring I went right, drove through Killorgan [...]

108, 2016

Mannix Point Camping and Caravan Site

  If you love the sea and long to be able to walk along its edge close to your motorhome, caravan or tent, if you like order, privacy and well organised ; go to Mannix Point.  It is on the Ring of Kerry, facing Valentia Island.experiences The reception areas, the showers all the business end [...]

108, 2016

Fossa Caravan and Camping Park

Their advertising stresses “well established, landscaped site” family run with a high proportion of returnees.  What it does not reveal is that it is a small site with the main N72 running outside.  I was conscious of the thrum of traffic all the time I was there. It is at the bottom of a hill, [...]

108, 2016

Blarney Caravan and Camping Park

8 miles from Cork on the top of a hill outside Blarney. The reception office is perched above the entry/exit barriers between an excellent pitch and putt course and the caravan park.  The layout appears spacious- which it is, but clever planting of trees and large expanses of mown grass between hard stands makes each [...]

The Traveller is Sammie Westmacott a retired psychologist, writer who started playing golf about 3 years ago. She is fascinated as much by the game’s challenges as the intricate social and commercial structures which support it.

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