Castlerea Golf Club was founded on 9th September 1905. The course was originally located on the Ballymoe Road at Harristown. It moved to its present location at Clonalis in 1907. Today, the club continues to develop the course and grounds, with additional lands purchased as recently as 2007. This new development is in close proximity to the famous Clonalis House, the historic seat of the O’Conor Don family.
Over the years Castlerea Golf Club has produced many fine and successful golfers. Bertie Briscoe was a member when winning the West of Ireland in 1928 and 1931. Miss Audrey O’Donoghue, whose father was a founder member of the club, represented Ireland from 1948 to 1953 and subsequently became Irish team captain. Rupert de Lacy Staunton was the winner of the South of Ireland in 1965 and 1972. He played for Ireland from 1963 to 1973 during which time Ireland won the European Championship for the first time. Rupert also captained the Irish team for a number of years and was a Walker Cup selector. His father Maurice was president of the GUI in 1974.
We deeply appreciate the families who generously sponsor competitions each year in memory of their dearly departed loved ones.
Audrey O’Donoghue Cup
Bernie Keane Memorial
Eileen McKeon Memorial
Maurice De Lacy Staunton Trophy
O’Conor Don Cup
Tom Joyce Memorial Cup
We are honoured to have the President-Elect of Golf Ireland, Kay O Loughlin, as an active member of our club.
We extend congratulations and best wishes to Leona Maguire as she embarks on her career as a Professional Golfer. Leona and her sister Lisa are honorary members of Castlerea Golf Club.
We are delighted and privileged to be the captains of Castlerea Golf Club for 2021. We will serve with great honor. We look forward to welcoming all members and visitors throughout the year.
We wish to thank our outgoing captains Liam & Maura and the committees for their work and dedication to our club in 2020 which was a different and challenging year.
You, as a member of Castlerea Golf club are precious to us. Your membership is essential to what we want to develop and achieve. We welcome those members who are joining us for the first time. We have a great programme “Get into Golf” which is proving to be very successful. The future of our club depends on our Junior golfers.
The smooth running of a golf club is dependent on voluntary work. We thank all of you who give so generously of your time and expertise. Our club would not survive without your help. We thank our sponsors for their generosity and loyalty. We the members, look forward to competing in your competitions. We wish them and their families every success for 2021.
We would like to wish both members and visitors a very successful golfing year . We wish you good health. So, here’s to a successful and enjoyable year!!
Michael Creaton & Kathy Burke
Committee: Matt Griffith,Liam Callaghan,Gerry O’Gara
Christy Glynn Hon.Member
Committee: Maureen Claffey, Maura Kelly ( GDPR Officer ), Jean Timothy.