Drive to attract German golfers to Kildare


Sculpting as part of Vanishing Ireland Exhibition in Carlton House

Carlton House

Top German golf writers have been visiting Kildare, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. The group – which includes journalists from a daily newspaper, regional newspapers and a golf magazine – have a combined audience of more than 1 million readers, or potential golf holidaymakers for Ireland.

The journalists tested their skills at the O’Meara course at Carton House, Howth Golf Club, Druids Glen, Powerscourt Golf Club and Roganstown Country Club. They’ve also been visiting some of our distilleries – including Teelings, Glendalough Distillery and Powerscourt Distillery.  

Zoë Redmond, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Central Europe, said: “Tourism Ireland was delighted to invite these influential golf writers to visit Kildare and Ireland, to experience some of our top courses for themselves. Golf is the world’s largest sports-related travel market and we are working hard to drive home the message that a golfing holiday in Ireland is about much more than a round of 18 holes – the combination of our world-class courses and our unique brand of hospitality plays a key role in attracting golfers.”

Germany is the third-largest market for tourism to the island of Ireland and in 2017 we welcomed around 667,000 German visitors.


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