New Membership Category
80 Year Old Mystery
Some time ago the club was contacted by an antique dealer in Stuggart, Germany who had a small silver cup for sale inscribed “Birr Golf Club Ladies Cup 1934”. Francie Horan arranged for the purchase of the cup and we would now like to source any information relating to it. The first lady captain on record in the club was Mrs. E. Burbage in 1935. Was this a captain’s prize from the previous year? How did it end up in Germany? Please share this post to spread the word – you never know!
The picture shows the incoming officers of the club with the cup – Captain Sean Moylan, President Tom Rigney, Lady Captain Theresa Fealy and Lady President Aileen Watkins
Standing Order Application Forms
Standing order forms for 2017 are now available for download
Welcome to Birr Golf Club
Welcome to the official website of Birr Golf Club. The club was founded in 1893 and is situated in County Offaly, in the heart of Ireland.
The course has been carved out of natural woodland and eskers and provides a strong challenge for even the most accomplished golfers. Undulating fairways, ridges, hills and hollows represent the nearest inland equivalent to the links courses around our coast.
You are sure of a warm welcome from both the staff and members as our Golf club is noted for it's hospitality. We are an ideal choice for societies and visitors alike. Our clubhouse has an excellent restaurant and bar and can cater for any occasion.
As we are located in the heart of Ireland you are never too far away to drop in for a game or a relaxing meal. We are within a short drive of all major air and sea terminals. A well stocked golf shop and a driving range are located adjacent to the entrance.There are a number of fine hotels and guest houses in the locality, details of which can be found on our visitors page
We look forward to your visit and are sure you will enjoy your time with us
Birr Golf Club Awarded National Standard
Birr Golf Club is delighted to be one of 32 golf clubs who are the first to be awarded under the new Failte Ireland National Standards Framework which was developed in conjunction with the Golf Quality Assurance Group. These standards are the first of their kind for golf clubs in Ireland.
By choosing our golf course, you can be assured of high standards in facilities and customer services. Introduced by Fáilte Ireland in 2010, Ireland is the first country to undertake a nationwide quality assurance scheme of this type for golf courses. If you’re searching for a golf club that will have great services and facilities for visitors, you’ll be glad to know that Birr Golf Club is quality assured by Fáilte Ireland. It’s an independent assessment of what you can expect to find when choosing a golf course. The scheme is based on the overall quality, but also takes facilities into account.
21 March 2017
The final of the Spring League sponsored by Michael Horan’s Sports Shop and Driving Range concluded on Sunday when the Hangman+3 had a comfortable win over The Amigoes by 3/1. The winners were: Seamas Breen, Liam O’Brien, Eddie Nevin and Alan Naylor. Runners up were : Brendan Hogan. Martin Young, Tom Hogan and Matt Feenane.
At the presentation of prizes that evening Captain Sean Moylan congratulated the winners and noted that despite a few weather hitches the competition was run very successfully and the organisers were to be congratulated and thanked. He was especially grateful to Michael Horan who as always was very generous with his sponsorship. He was delighted to see that the golfing season had got off to a brilliant start.
14 Hole: 1st Willie Dolan 30 pts. 2nd John Dwyer 29 pts. 3rd Seamas Guinan 28 pts.
Lotto bonus no. was 46. Won by Bernard Kennedy.
Seniors. 1st. C. McGarry, J. Molloy, C. Finnerty, S. Guinan 48.1; 2nd T. Kenny, D. O’Sullivan & M. Ashe.
Bridge results. Tie. Catherine Morris/Peg Monaghan and Theresa Fealy/Mary Kearns.
For your diary
The Dooley and Bennett Cups this Sunday 26 March.
Inter Club Matches on Sunday 26 March.
Seniors on Thursday 23rd at 9.45.
Bridge on Tuesday 28th at 10.00.
Hollow coring this week, so course closed Mon. Tues. and Wed.
Kenny Cup and Club Championship.
With the Masters just around the corner, our annual betting spree is in full swing. The sheets are in the lounge and a the club will benefit from your generosity.
Inter Club Matches
All are surprised when we see that the Inter Club Competitions come around so quickly. This weekend their start is announced and Birr take on Tullamore in the Barton Cup and in the Inter Club Fourball.
The Barton Cup team under managers John Murphy and John Ryan are: Albert Kelly/Tom Hogan and Seamus Breen/Matt Feenane playing at home; playing away are: Pat Doyle/John Kelly; Pat Madden/Conor Hassett and Declan Gath/Martin Young.
The Fourball panel under Manager Paschal Troy is: Brendan Carroll, John Fleury, Alan Naylor, Ollie Nugent, Brendan Kennedy, Thady Clancy, Brendan Hogan, Sean Bergin, Brian Guilfoyle and Tom Wright.
Best of luck to both teams and let’s hope the season will start with a bang.
The winners of 16 Hole competition sponsored by Laurenzo are: 1st Marie Corcoran 32 pts (12 back 6); 2nd Kay Kelly 32 pts (9 back 6); 3rd Mary Sullivan 30 pts.
Winners 9 Hole competition: 1st Mary Lonergan 20 pts, 2nd Eileen Delaney 19 pts, 3rd Siobhan Tynan 18 pts.
New 9 Hole competition commencing Thurs. 23 March when hollow coring is done.