Visitors have been enjoying the Southwest Region for about 250 years and many of these early travelers visited Killarney in County Kerry and Blarney in County Cork. The Cork Kerry region is also a special part of Ireland that has hosted many international festivals and events including a stage finish of The Tour de France cycle race and the Eurovision Song Contest.
Consistently ranked among the Top 10 golf courses in the world, Waterville and Ballybunion are truly mystical Links in the Kingdom of Kerry. Other jewels in the crown include the Old Head of Kinsale, Tralee, and Dooks. These magnificent courses alone make Ireland a golf vacation destination second to none.
While you enjoy your Ireland golf travel experience, you’ll find there is much more to Ireland than golf. If you’re looking for a young, lively city with a vibrant nightlife, a glimpse of an ancient civilization, a cultural feast, a musical odyssey, stunning scenery, and a spectacular coastline, Dublin is the place. Dublin is a musical city, proud of its internationally known native musicians. The pubs are full of traditional music, and live popular music is easy to find on any night of the week.
Northern Ireland is a land of Blue Mountains and forest parks, mazy lakes and windswept moors, white Atlantic sands, an inland sea. In fact, it’s a country that is just pretending to be small. There are whole series of lovely links along the coasts of Down, Antrim and Londonderry, a dozen courses within five miles of Belfast City Hall – and, of course, the famous fairways of championship courses like Royal Portrush and Royal County Down; both ranked in the top twenty internationally.