New Membership Category
The first meeting of the new development committee chaired by Tom Rigney was held on 28th September last. This committee has been formed to look to the future of Birr Golf Club over the next 3-5 years and ensuring it is a vibrant and successful club into the future. Four subgroups were formed and leaders appointed as listed below
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.
29 November 2016
The AGM of Birr Golf Club was held on Sunday 23 Nov. at 5 pm. A very large attendance heard a comprehensive report on the activIies of the club over the past year. Outgoing Chairman Brendan O'Carroll thanked all for attending and was glad to note that our members always have the progress of the club at heart. During the year we faced many challenges but fortunately we were able to add several improvements to the course. Tees were upgraded, trees removed, new machinery acquired and signage installed. He thanked all the course and house staff and was especially grateful to all the voluntary workers who contributed so much. He thanked Hon Sec. Bernadette McTague and Hon.Treas. Joe Slevin for all their hard work over the years. He said that both were retiring this year and he wished them well for the future.
In her Hon. Sec.'s report Bernadette gave a rundown on the activities of the club and noted that we took part in all the inter club competitions, winning the Offaly Championship and the Joe Monaghan trophy in Esker Hills. The Monday Evening Scramble was still very successful and Tuesday morning Bridge has become very popular.
She was glad to see that a development committee has been active and no doubt we will see progress in the year ahead.
She thanked all who helped her over her term as Hon.Sec. and wished the incoming Management Committee every success.
Hon. Treas. Joe Slevin gave his usual detailed report on the accounts of the club. He stated that we had a successful year despite many challenges. We had a number of long term subs and a very productive club classic. Some new machinery was bought but other pieces will have to be replaced at substantial cost. In general the attendance was happy with the accounts and thanked Joe for his presentation.
There were three motions on the agenda. The first dealt with honorary membership and was passed.
The second dealt with changes and improvements to the course and was also passed.
The third proposal was for a new category of social membership with single social membership costing €360 (excluding GUI/ILGU levy) and husband and wife social membership costing €660 euro (excluding GUI/ILGU levy). This too was passed.
Social members will be subject to a number of conditions. All details are available from Joan in the office. (057 91 20082).
New Management Committee
Chairman Cormac Moylan, Captains Sean Moylan and Theresa Fealy. Presidents Tom Rigney and Aileen Watkins. Vice Captains Mary Bolger and Paschal Troy. Hon. Sec. Mary Bolger. Hon Treas. Aidan Farrelly with Matt Feenane, Bernard Kennedy, Vincent Liffey, Caroline McCarthy and Joe Slevin.
Golfer of the Year was Christy McGarry. Congratulations Christy.
Bridge. 1st Roma Gilmartin/Lena Guinan; 2nd Henry Haverty/Paddy Deegan.
For your diary
14 Hole Turkey/Ham ongoing.
9 Hole Turkey ongoing.
Seniors on Thurs.1 December 9.45. Annual Dinner Thurs. 8 Dec.
Santa Claus in Club on Fri.16 Dec. at 6 00.
9 Hole Turkey. 1st Carina Gleeson (20) 19pts; 2nd Caroline McCarthy (17) 18pts; 3rd Patsy Burke (27) 16pts.
14 Hole Hamper sponsored by Cullinane's Butchers, Birr. 1st Carina Gleeson (20) 34pts; 2nd Brid Guinan (32) 32pts; 3rd Eileen Delaney (31) 28pts.
The members express deepest sympathy to Mary Ryan and her family on the death of her mother Annie in Stonestown, Cloghan at the weekend.