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Launch of West of Ireland Golf – the World’s Most Exhilarating Golf Destination

The West of Ireland is truly a golfers’ paradise, but this very special region on the western tip of Europe offers far more than incredible golf courses. Maybe it is playing iconic golf courses, maybe it is the warm welcome you will receive, maybe it is the fantastic food you will be served, maybe it is the inspirational scenery you will view, maybe it is the exhilarating evening entertainment you will enjoy or maybe it is just a combination of all of these – whatever the reason, the West of Ireland is a truly magical destination for a Golf or Leisure getaway.

“There are few places in the world that offer a selection of World Class Links and Parkland courses. The West of Ireland is one of these places. However, there is so much more on offer in the West of Ireland. It is our vision to make the West of Ireland one of the must-visit locations for global golf tourists.” – Jerry Foley, Founder & CEO of West of Ireland Golf

West of Ireland Golf offer a range of exciting tours suitable for all budgets with tours ranging in duration from 2 to 7 nights. West of Ireland Golf also offer a bespoke tour option where tours are customised to best meet specific client requirements.

Tours prices start at €379 per person and include magnificent hotel accommodation, golf reservations at the regions premier golf courses, a mouth-watering 4 course evening meal, a welcome drink and much more.

The seven premier golf courses in this magical region are founding members of West of Ireland Golf – Carne, Connemara, County Sligo, Enniscrone, Galway Bay, Strandhill and Westport. These are a superb combination of links and parkland courses, and are undoubtedly some of Europe’s very best golf courses.

West of Ireland Golf has partnered Ireland’s Best Golf Tour Operator “Fairways and FunDays” to deliver the highest quality experience for clients. The partnership is also offering a low-price promise on all tours. Fairways and FunDays was named Ireland’s Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator at the prestigious World Golf Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018. “It is a great honour to partner West of Ireland Golf in this exciting venture. The choice for golfers and non-golfers in the West of Ireland is simply staggering. Great golf courses, spectacular scenery, amazing accommodation options, mouth-watering cuisine, exhilarating evening entertainment and the warmest of welcomes ensures that every visitor to the West of Ireland will have a truly magical experience.” – Joe O’Carroll, Director of Fairways and FunDays

West of Ireland Golf has developed partnerships with a number of key agencies, including Galway, Mayo & Sligo County Councils, Ireland West Airport, Tourism Ireland and Failte Ireland.

West of Ireland Golf has also received the support of former Taoiseach of Ireland Mr. Enda Kenny “This is a brilliant initiative by West of Ireland Golf. The West of Ireland is home to some of the best Links and Parkland courses in the World and is centrally located on the now iconic Wild Atlantic Way. Ireland West Airport offers direct flight access from a number of European airports and will prove a central factor in the success of this initiative. West of Ireland Golf and their award-winning Tour Operator partner Fairways and FunDays, have for the first time designed a range of tour options to allow visitors experience at first-hand this historic part of our country. I have no doubt that every single client will be treated to a truly magical experience in the region.” Mr. Kenny extended a personal invitation to visitors “Come to the West for an unforgettable golf experience! You will leave with the happiest of memories and an urge to return.”

West of Ireland Golf has collaborated with Flip-pin.com to deliver the most innovative websites in Golf Travel. “Our team has developed what we believe will become one of the most innovative Golf
Travel engagement websites in the world. The West of Ireland is truly an exhilarating and mostly undiscovered golf travel destination and our aim was to incorporate as much of that quality in the online user experience and enquiry process on www.westofirelandgolf.com. Golfers can visually browse and explore a large variety of golf venues, select accommodation options and discover the nightlife and entertainment choices that the West of Ireland has to offer”
– Jeff Kschinka, CEO, Flip-pin.com

West of Ireland Golf has collaborated with Ireland West Airport to promote this extraordinary region to overseas markets. “The airport is delighted to be partnering with the teams at West of Ireland Golf & Fairways and FunDays working together to bring in more visitors from overseas to experience the West and North West of Ireland. The golfing product in this region is as good if not better than anywhere in Europe and when you combine this with the fantastic tourism product in this region allied with the airports growing UK and European flight network, we strongly feel this is a partnership that has huge potential ” – Donal Healy, Head of Marketing, Ireland West Airport

The West of Ireland offers a wealth of exhilarating activities for those who are not golfers. West of Ireland Golf offer customised and exciting itineraries for Non-Golfers. Whether you prefer Sightseeing or Shopping, Heritage or Horse Riding, City Tours or Culture, Food Tours or Fishing, Rambling or Relaxing, Surfing or Spa Treatments - The West of Ireland is the perfect destination for you. Many of West of Ireland Golfs exciting tours are “family friendly” and there is nowhere better in the world to enjoy an invigorating and inspirational family holiday than this region. An unforgettable visit to Ireland for the entire family is guaranteed!

About West of Ireland Golf & Fairways and FunDays West of Ireland Golf is owned by its seven member clubs - Carne, Connemara, County Sligo, Enniscrone, Galway Bay, Strandhill and Westport and works closely with Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland. West of Ireland Golf has partnered with Fairways and FunDays, named Ireland’s best Golf Tour Operator at the World Golf Awards for the past 3 years. West of Ireland Golf aims to position the West of Ireland as a ‘must visit’ Golf Destination and create considerable levels of sustainable direct and indirect employment within the Golf, Tourism and Hospitality sectors in the West of Ireland. The teams at West of Ireland Golf & Fairways and FunDays have two core values: 1. To provide all our clients with the most magical golf tour experience imaginable 2. To offer our tours at the best prices available.

Fairways and FunDays was named Ireland’s Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator in 2016, 2017 and 2018 at the prestigious World Golf Awards. Fairways and FunDays is a member of the IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators) and the IGTOA (Ireland Golf Tour Operators Association). Unlike other Golf Tour Operators, Fairways and FunDays exclusively sells tours to Ireland – therefore they are experts in providing the most enjoyable and most authentic Irish Golf Vacation Experience. Fairways and FunDays provides clients with a taste of all that is great and unique about Ireland - from World famous Golf courses, to Stunning Scenery, to Amazing Accommodation to Exhilarating Evening Entertainment – not to mention the famous Irish Welcome! Magical memories are guaranteed on all our Tours.

What is included in a West of Ireland Golf Tour? All West of Ireland Golf Tours include the following: ✓ Fully customised Tour ✓ Pre-reserved Golf Tee Times ✓ Great accommodation options including delicious breakfast each morning
✓ Welcome Drink upon arrival ✓ Delicious 4 course meal on the evening of your choice ✓ Tour Orientation Pack including vouchers, golf times, activity details, meal times, evening entertainment details, directions, GPS locations etc. ✓ West of Ireland Visitor Information Booklet ✓ Emergency 24/7 contact with a West of Ireland Golf Tour Director ✓ An exhilarating and unforgettable experience

About the West of Ireland Region The West of Ireland is located at the centre of the now iconic Wild Atlantic Way – the longest and most spectacular coastal driving route in the world. This region stretches along the Atlantic Ocean from glorious Galway through magnificent Mayo to sensational Sligo! In addition to our seven partner golf clubs, there are more than 50 other superb golf courses in the West of Ireland. From internationally renowned golf courses to magical hidden gems the West of Ireland is a golfers’ paradise. Green parkland courses to rugged coastal links and everything in between, there is a course to suit every skill level and every budget. The choice for golfers in the West of Ireland is simply staggering. There are courses where the sublime coastal views will physically distract you from your shot. There are hidden gems everywhere wrapped in mythology and legend. And there are courses that challenge the best with built in blind shots that require a healthy portion of Irish luck, sheer brilliance or the assistance of a good caddy to get your ball where it needs to be. The West of Ireland is made for golf. While West of Ireland Golf has seven partner golf courses, the region boasts an array of other superb courses that you may like to add to your tour. Golf courses in the West of Ireland have hosted a number of professional and amateur tournaments and have welcomed many of golfs leading names including Tom Watson, Rory McIlroy, Bernhard Langer, Paul McGinley, Nick Faldo and Padraig Harrington. You will truly follow in the footsteps of golfing greats during your West of Ireland Golf Tour. The West of Ireland also offers a completely unique “nineteenth hole” experience. The locals don’t just serve you a drink and a plate of delicious food after your round; they want to have the ‘craic’ and hear all about your special shots and the details of your game.

Travelling to the West of Ireland The West of Ireland enjoys direct access from a number of European cities via Ireland West Airport. This stunning airport is at the very heart of this spectacular part of Ireland and most parts of the region are within 1 hour drive from this airport. Ireland West Airport is currently served by nine U.K. airports (Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted and Manchester) as well as flights from Cologne, Faro, Milan, Malaga, Alicante and Barcelona. The West of Ireland enjoys an excellent transportation infrastructure and is also easily accessible from all of Ireland’s other airports and ports.

Further Information For more information, please contact Jerry Foley, CEO West of Ireland Golf or Joe O’Carroll, Director of Fairways and FunDays on +353 45 871110 (or +353 87 2362067 or +353 86 2554182) or email info@westofirelandgolf.com or visit our website http://www.westofirelandgolf.com