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.
25 April 2017
For your diary
Seniors on Thursday at 9.45 am.
Open weekend on 29/30 April and 1 May.
Open Tuesday 2 May. 18 Hole Stableford. All welcome.
Seniors. 1st: D. Hanniffy, S. Ryan, T. Clancy, J. Kelly (51.9); 2nd: P. McNamara, C. Finnerty, P. Walshe (52.2).
Hackett Cup qualifiers: Willie Dolan v Fergus Garland, Billy Donlon v Conor Hassett, Liam O’Brien v Liam Cashin, Pat Madden v Thomas Flaherty, Brendan Hogan v Mark Reynolds, Gavin Young v John Troy, Captain Sean Moylan v Albert Kelly and Jeremy Plunkett v John Dwyer.
Open Tuesday. 1st David Mullins (9) 41 pts. 2nd Captain Sean Moylan (10) 38 pts. Congratulations to David on getting a hole in one at the 2nd.
Winners of 18 Hole sponsored by the Golf Shop: 1st Maura Flannery 36 pts; 2nd Vera Smyth 35 pts; 3rd Theresa Fealy 35 pts.
18 Hole Competition sponsored by Margaret Feehan: 9 Hole Stroke ongoing also Australian Spoons and Matchplay.
Members Prize GOY Stroke Sun. 7th May. Please enter your name in the locker room on or before Thur. 4th May.
Best wishes to our Intermediate Cup team who are playing on Wed. next 26th April in Rathdowney under manager Agnes Doolan, also our Junior Foursomes who take on Rathdowney on Sun. 30th April in Roscrea under manager Anne Frawley.
All the members send a hearty céad míle fáilte to our new caterers Alan and Nazeem and wish them well in 'The Duck On The Green ' restaurant. Excellent lunches will be served on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Please come along and enjoy top of the range cuisine.
Congrats to Annabel Wilson from Lurgan Golf Club who won the French Under 21's Girls Championship in Paris on Monday. Huge congratulations to her team manager Gemma Butler.
Glenn Eagles results
1st Rita Delaney, June Carroll and Carmel Kelly 30 pts. 2nd Aileen Watkins, Margo Regan and Monica Kealy. Nearest the pin on the 8th was Captain Theresa Fealy.