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Ashford Castle: The original castle dates back to 1228, when it was built as a stronghold for the Anglo Norman de Burgo family.

A number of years ago I had an American boyfriend who was keen to see Cong, home of the 1952 film The Quiet Man, and Ashford Castle. Americans tend to(...)

Rory McIlroy brought his consistency to a new level through the year. Photograph: Keyur Khamar/PGA Tour via Getty Images

Their work for the season done, Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy plan on packing away the clubs for much of the winter before returning to competition on(...)

Leona Maguire turns 25-years-old on Saturday. Photograph: Stacy Revere/Getty

Perfect timing for Leona Maguire? Leona Maguire will celebrate her 25th birthday on Saturday with golf clubs in hand, making a rare enough appearance(...)

 Shane Lowry is targeting the Race to Dubai title to cap a brilliant year. Photograph:  Wu Hong/EPA

Shane Lowry believes becoming European number one will be the “icing on the cake” of a season which has already produced his first Major title. Lowry(...)

Jason Day was victorious in the inaigural Japan Skins. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty

Jason Day won the Japan Skins game on Monday but the real winner was probably Tiger Woods, who reported a clean bill of health in his first competitiv(...)

Shane Lowry is the fifth Irish winner of the Open Championship. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins has congratulated Irish golfer Shane Lowry on winning the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush in Co Antrim on Sunday(...)

 Australia’s Adam Scott with his caddie during a practice round at Royal Portrush on Wednesday. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Paul Rodich has been a caddie in Royal Portrush man and boy, shouldering his first bag as a ‘looper’ at the tender age of 10, and 52 years later, he’s(...)

Ireland’s Pádraig  Harrington  practising for  the 148th Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Photograph:  Francois Nel/Getty Images

Royal Portrush Golf Club’s return to the British Open rota of courses after a gap of 68 years is an historic moment. But could an even potentially mor(...)

Robert Rock made a birdie on 18 to sign for a third round 60 at Lahinch. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty

England’s Robert Rock came agonisingly close to recording the second 59 in European Tour history in the third round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.(...)

Adare Manor and Golf resort. No expense was spared on Adare Manor’s renovation, which cost somewhere between €50 million and €100 million, depending on which report you read Photograph: Murray Consultants

“My commute is about 2½ minutes,” says Colm Hannon with a broad grin as he surveys the lush lawns of Adare Manor and the perfectly manicured adjoining(...)

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