Ireland is a country steeped in rich culture and history. There are countless reasons to visit this beautiful island and at Premium Golf Ireland we go above and beyond to ensure you get the most out of your vacation. Here are our top 5 reasons why 2016 is the year you should book a visit:
1 The Golf
The landscape of Ireland is spectacularly varied. The rugged West Coast of Ireland which has been battered by the Wild Atlantic Ocean for millions of years has sculpted a landscape ideal for links golf. Closer to Dublin, the parkland courses situated amounts the rolling hills and meandering rivers rival the best in the world. Due to the small geographical size of the island a golf vacation in Ireland allows you to experience so much in a short space of time.
2 The Pubs & Breweries
There is a lot more to Irish Pub Culture than just drink. For centuries the pub has been played a key role as the social and community centre of villages and towns in which there is a strong sense of camaraderie and friendship. Its functions as both a place to consume alcohol at leisure as well as a place in which to meet with friends, neighbours and also completely stranger. After a long day on the golf course we give our clients the opportunity to experience this culture for themselves recommending some or our favourite drinking holes. We also give customers the opportunity to visit some of Ireland’s famous breweries including the Guinness Storehouse, The Old Bushmills Distillery and the Middleton Distillery Jameson whiskey is made.
3 The Festivals
At Premium Golf Ireland, we provide a lot more than a golf vacation. We also strive to make your time off the course as memorable as possible. 2016 was an exciting year in Irish history. It saw the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising and the Irish Government celebrated in style. 2017 will be just as exciting though. For a full list of what’s happening see our Festival & Events page. Our personal favourites are the Galway (Horse) Racing Festival which runs from 31st July to 6th August, Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann, a traditional Irish music and dance festival taking place in Ennis from August 13th to 21st and the Cork Jazz Festival which takes place from 27th – 30th October.
4 The People
Ireland is often called The Land of 1,000 Welcomes. As Irishmen, we’re proud to say that, in general, our fellow countrymen and women are an extremely friendly and welcoming bunch. We’ll have a drink with you, share our love of music, tell you some Irish tales and invite you to have the ‘craic’ with us. At Premium Golf Ireland we know every village and town in Ireland like the back of our hands. We’ll show you where’s best to eat, drink and explore when not enjoying the fairway and greens. Our experienced team are always available to answer any questions you may have during your vacation.
5 The History & Culture
Ireland history and culture has been sculpted by invasions and settlement of many foreign people. The Normans, The Celts, the Vikings, the English and the Scots have all left their mark on Irish history, geography, culture, language and people. The marks of this can be seen in every corner of the Island. The people of Ireland today are most proud of the Celtic background. The book of Kells, which can still be viewed in Trinity College in Dublin today is an incredible piece of Irish heritage that was written by Celtic monks in the 9th century. Non-written nodes of Celtic history can also be found all across the island from burial mounds to ancient monasteries.