"Golf in Ireland" Detailed Upon Client Request.
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1. The majority of golf clubs in Ireland require a handicap of 24 for men and 36 for women. Some golf clubs may request a certificate of handicap.
2. Generally it is necessary to have a good knowledge of the etiquette of golf
3. There is almost always a course available but we suggest you reserve it in advance
4. Each golf club has its own set of rules
5. Normally golf clubs require a non-refundable deposit in order to guarantee a booking - especially for groups.
6. It is necessary to reserve caddies in advance - we cannot guarantee their availability otherwise. The price of a caddie varies from € 25.00 to € 35.00 for every 18 hole round (price does not include a tip). It is necessary to pay the caddie master for the services of a caddie.
7. It is possible to hire a golf club at almost all golf clubs but it is always a good idea to book in advance
8. Dress code is important
9. Some clubs will request a list of players names, home clubs and handicaps, if not already supplied.
10. Please advise the group that most golf clubs require that a group check in at reservations at least 15 minutes before their tee – times
11. Full pre-payment or (non refundable) deposit is required to confirm tee-times at Golf Course.
Arrive in Dublin, meet with your coach driver and English speaking guide and depart for a panoramic tour of Dublin city. Discover the north side of the River Liffey. This area offers great striking monuments such as the GPO (General Post Office) on the city main thoroughfare, O'Connell Street, or the Custom House along the quays, as well as the Phoenix Park, the largest public park in Europe.
The south side appears more sophisticated with its vast Georgian squares, such as Merrion Square, where Oscar Wilde’s House can still be found (today owned by an American College), its colourful doors, along with Grafton Street and its quality shops. Not so far from St. Stephen’s Green, in Kildare St., you will see the house of Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula.
This part of the city is also dominated by the students of Trinity College, where the famous Book of Kells is permanently exhibited in its library. The university is facing the medieval district where Dublin Castle and the two Anglican Cathedrals can be found.
Trinity was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth 1st on grounds confiscated from an Augustinian priory and is the oldest University in Ireland. The Campanile, erected in 1852, was built on what is believed to be the centre of the monastery. Built to further the education of the ruling Anglo-Irish families, restrictions were imposed to prevent Catholic from attending courses.
These restrictions were not fully lifted until the 1970’s. Trinity however admitted women in 1902, earlier than most British universities.
Most of the main buildings off the main square were built during the Georgian period, some of which replaced older buildings. Within its walls, you will be able to admire Parliament Square and its 18th Century edifices. Trinity College has had many famous students such as Jonathan Swift and Samuel Beckett who later became a lecturer in French at the university. The Inter-denominational Church is very much worth a visit, should it be open during your visit.
The Guinness Brewery in Dublin is Europe's largest stout producing brewery and home to the Guinness Storehouse. Opened in 1904 The Storehouse was an operational plant for fermenting and storing GUINNESS. Today it houses a very fine exhibition dedicated to the Guinness story. Visitors will discover what goes into the making a pint of GUINNESS - the ingredients, the brewing process, the time, the craft and the passion.
The exhibition shows how the brew has been marketed and how it is today sold in over 150 countries. Once the tour has finished your group is invited to the Gravity Bar and will then learn the guarded secret of pulling a pint of Guinness.Unlike other beers ~ there is an art to pulling a pint ~ which when properly done can take over 5 minutes to prepare. Each person can then pull their own pint - an added reason for doing it correctly.
The Storehouse has excellent catering facilities and can be considered as a possibility for lunch Visitors can learn to pour their very own pint of Guinness under the watchful eye of experienced bar staff. You will learn, literally first hand, the passion, pride and practiced skill that go into making and pouring every pint of the black stuff. And to top it off, each pint pourer will receive their very own personalised certificate from the home of Guinness.
Enjoy the afternoon at leisure in Dublin for some personal sightseeing or shopping. Return to your hotel. Tonight enjoy dinner and a welcome drink at your hotel.
Overnight, Dinner and full Irish breakfast at your hotel in Dublin or region.