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Tullow Golf Club, County Carlow. (1906 - WW2)

The earlier Aghade Golf Club, Tullow, was founded in 1906.


Tullow Golf Club, Co. Carlow. Report from March 1909 on the earlier course at Aghade.

From the Irish Times Saturday 6th March 1909. Image © THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


The course was about three miles from Tullow station and due to the remote location was mainly used by local residents. The captain of the club in 1911 was Lord Rathdonell. Unfortunately the club did not survive WW1. 

The Tullow club was reformed in May 1926 by the President of the club the Rev J Mahon. The captain was Mr Roche. The opening drive was struck by Father Mahon in a match between the Father and Dr McCarthy versus J T Crowley and S Roche. The course was situated close to the town on the farm of Mrs O’Connell of the Bridge Hotel, Loughmartin, Tullow. The course was to be called “Hill View Links” 

In 1928 when the secretary was M A McNamee, Riverside, Tullow and the greenkeeper M Kiernan. Visitors’ fees were 2/- a day and Sunday play was allowed. The station at Tullow was 1 ½ miles away. Local hotels were Slaney’s and the Bridge. 

Below an interesting report on a former professional from Tullow Golf Club by the name of Thomas Terry.


Tullow Golf Club, Co. Carlow. Report from June 1928 on a former professional at Tullow.

From the Waterford Standard Wednesday 27th June 1928.


In 1930 the secretary was M A McNamee and the green-keeper T Bailey. A 9-hole course with a membership of 50. 

In 1935 the secretary was the Reverend G Sinnott and the greenkeeper M Mahon. Membership was now 60. 

In the late 1930s the secretary was the Revend T S McDonald, BA CC and the green-keeper J Murphy. The 9 holes had a SSS and Par of 72 and a membership of 80. 

In 1940 the secretary was M J McFeeley, Bridge Hotel, Tullow. 

Following WW2 the club was stated to be “Temporarily Closed” – the club and course never re-opened. 

The Google Map below shows Loughmartin, location of the later golf course situated at the former Bridge Hotel.