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 February 2017
Seniors. 1st: E. Doorley, T. King, J. Kelly (73 pts); 2nd:B .Donlon, P. Byrne, E. McDonagh (71 pts).
Bridge. 1st Tom McGee/Henry Haverty. 2nd Roma Gilmartin/Lena Guinan.
Lotto bonus no. was 24 won by Brendan Hogan.
For your diary
Spring League Sponsored by Michael Horan’s Golf Shop and Driving Range ongoing. Holes 1 to 4 and 7 to 16 in play.
Seniors on Thursday 23rd at 9.45.
Bridge on Tuesday 28 at 10 am.
Important dates for 2017
Spring League Final on Sunday 12 March. Spring Cup on Sunday 3 April. Junior and Senior Scratch Cups on Sunday 14 May. Club Classic on Sun./Sat. 27/28 May. Mr. President Tom Rigney’s Play Off Final on Saturday 17 June. Mr. Captain Sean Moylan’s Prize Final Round on Sunday 20 August.
The Master’s Golf Sheet is in the Club. Place your bets for the big occasion.
Next week we shall have full details on Fantasy Cheltenham 2017. Keep an eye on the Mullins, Elliot and perhaps de Bromhead’s entries.
Congratulations to our captains Theresa and Sean and our presidents Aileen and Tom on a wonderful day on Sunday for their Drive In. It was really great to see such a large turnout of approximately 100 playing members, old and especially new, gather in the yard to welcome the green and red clad Birr ladies and the blue and gold Banagher men arrive in buggies decorated in flags and balloons. But there was no rivalry between them as they posed for photos sipping champagne with family members and their many friends in Birr Golf Club.
The players enjoyed a very successful Team of 4 Scramble over 14 holes and then they all gathered in the clubhouse where the ladies committee provided lovely sandwiches for the hungry players.
Many thanks to all who helped to make the day such a success and the ladies look forward to a great golfing year in 2017.
The Winter League continues with rounds 4-6 to be played by 26 February. The 9 Hole competition is ongoing.