Tag Archives: Royal County Down

Uncover the Hidden Gems of the Majestic Mournes

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An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Mournes is home to Northern Ireland’s highest mountain peak, Slieve Donard, and is said to have inspired C.S. Lewis’s magical world of Narnia. Ideal for outdoor pursuits, from walking and cycling to more extreme options like mountain boarding and coasteering, it’s also home to one of Northern Ireland’s [...]

Your guide to enjoying Newcastle during the 2015 Irish Open

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This coming week sees one of the strongest fields to ever play an Irish Open as the 2015 Irish Open takes place at the world famous Royal County Down golf course which is located beside the majestic 4* Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle. With major champions and former world number ones spread across the field [...]

Rory McIlroy talks about Northern Ireland’s Finest Golf Courses

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Northern Ireland is Made for Golf. Whether you’re seeking championship courses, dramatically scenic settings, a slice of history, links or parkland, or simply idyllic tranquillity, Northern Ireland has it all. Not to mention, our 3 Major Champions. But don’t take our word for it – we thought it best that you heard from an expert… [...]

15 Things you didn’t know about the Unmissable Irish Open

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With just one week to go, the countdown is well and truly on and the excitement is building ahead of this year’s Unmissable Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation at Royal County Down from May 28-31. With a star-studded line-up that includes many of the world’s top golfers, 2015 is set to be a year [...]

Rory McIlroy discusses The Irish Open at Royal County Down

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Discover Northern Ireland recently sat down with World No. 1 golfer, Rory McIlroy to look ahead to The Irish Open 2015 at Royal County Down from 28 – 31 May. Here is what Rory had to say: “People have asked me why I am so excited about the Irish Open coming to Royal County Down. The answer is [...]

Demand high for Irish Open 2015 as Rory returns as host

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The last time the Irish Open golf championship was held in Northern Ireland was in 2012 when the record-breaking event at Royal Portrush became the first European Tour event to totally sell out in advance. Now the race is on again for coveted tickets to what insiders are quietly but confidently predicting will be the [...]

Enjoy a Coastal Retreat in County Down

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This winter, why not consider a self-catering break to discover the rugged coastline, award winning beaches and the majestic Mourne Mountains in County Down. With a wealth of incredible attractions on your doorstep you can enjoy a fun filled & action packed holiday or a restful and relaxing one. It’s up to you! Mourne Escape, [...]

Royal County Down welcomes The Irish Open in 2015

Posted on by Rachel

Northern Ireland is home to some of the world’s most stunning golf courses, set amongst majestic mountains and coastal retreats. It is no surprise that the world famous golfing tournament, the Irish Open is returning to Northern Ireland in 2015 and also 2017. Irish Open Originating in Ireland in 1927, for the first time in [...]