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 extend congratulations and best wishes to Leona Maguire. We are very proud to have both Leona and her sister Lisa as honorary members of Castlerea Golf Club.
We are delighted and privileged to be the captains of Castlerea Golf Club for 2023. We are honoured to welcome you, our members, and all visitors to our club, throughout the year ahead. Our course offers an enjoyable golf experience on a beautiful parkland course and is well worth a visit.
We wish to thank our outgoing captains for their work and dedication during 2022. We thank all members who serve on committees and sub-committees. There are many hard-working volunteers who generously give of their time and expertise to ensure the smooth running of our club, and we honour their dedication and generosity of spirit.
You, as a member of Castlerea Golf club are important to us. Your membership is essential to what we want to develop and achieve. We welcome those who are joining us for the first time. The “Get into Golf” programme will support beginner members and has been very successful to date. We welcome young people who have joined the club and recognise the support of their parents. You are the future of our club, and we are proud of the progress you have made.
We thank our sponsors for their generosity and loyalty. We the members, look forward to competing in sponsored competitions. They inject great enthusiasm through their involvement. We wish them and their families every success for 2023.
Our club will be represented in different club competitions by our dedicated golfers, and we wish them well in their matches.
We would like to wish both members and visitors fun, friendship, and great golf. And we wish you good health to enjoy!
Padraic Gilmore and Teresa Meaney