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Cloughaneely Golf Club / Cumann Gailf Chloich Cheann Fhaola

Cloughaneely Golf Club began in Falcarragh in 1996. The founding members were local people from the parish who came together to build a beautiful 9 Hole Golf Course with wonderful views of Muckish Mountain, Falcarragh Back Strand and Horn Head with majestic Errigal in the distance. The Golf Course was officially opened on 31 May 1997 by the President of the Golfing Union of Ireland, Peter O Hara, and will soon be celebrating the club’s silver anniversary in 2022!

Ba i 1996 a cuireadh tús le Cumann Gailf Chloich Cheann Fhaola ar an Fhál Carrach. Tháinig baicle de mhuintir na háite le chéile le cúrsa álainn gailf 9 bpoll a thógáil faoi scáth na Mucaise, idir Corrán Binne agus an Eargail mhaorga, in aice le Tráigh Dhroim na Tineadh. Rinneadh an cúrsa a oscailt go hoifigiúil ar an 31 Bealtaine 1997.... ní bheidh sé i bhfad go mbeidh an cúrsa ag ceiliúradh a n-iubhaile airgid i 2022!

The golf course is situated in the rolling meadows of the Ballyconnelll Estate, where the Olphert family, landlords, lived for many centuries. In later years it was known as the grounds of Coláiste Bhríde, a preparatory college for girls (1928-1961), and Holy Cross College, a boarding school for boys (1965-1986). Udáras na Gaeltachta purchased the estate from the Diocese of Raphoe in 1988 and the land where the golf course is situated has been leased by the golf club. The popular ‘Falcarragh Park Run’ route now borders the golf course and attracts a lot of walkers and runners throughout the year.

Tá an cúrsa suite faoi scáth na gcrann in Eastát Bhaile Chonaill a bhí i seilbh na nOlfartach, tiarnaí talún, ar feadh na gcéadta bliain. Ba ar an eastát seo a bhí Coláiste Bhríde, coláiste ullmhúcháin, ó 1928 go 1961, agus Coláiste na Croise Naofa, meánscoil aíochta do bhuachaillí, ó 1965 go 1986. Cheannaigh Údarás na Gaeltachta an t-eastát ó Dheoise Ráth Bhoth i 1988 agus tá an talamh ar a bhfuil an cúrsa ar léas ag an chumann ón Údaras. Tá clú agus cáil ar an tsiúlóid fríd na gcrann in aice leis an chúrsa.

The beautiful 9 Hole Parkland Golf Course was designed by Michael Doherty, former professional in the City of Derry Golf Club. The challenging par 70 course is a test for any golfer’s handicap and at the same time offers plenty of scope for the beginner. New Members are always welcome.

Ba Michael Doherty ó Dhoire a dhear an cúrsa seo a raibh sé chomh bródúil sin as. Is cúrsa é a thugann dúshlán don ghalfaire is fearr agus atá san am céanna foirsteanach don tosaitheoir . Tá fáilte i gcónaí roimh bhaill úra sa chlub.

Our green fees are very reasonable for visitors, priced @ €20 midweek and €25 at weekends. Timesheet availability is very good and we offer excellent playing surfaces, lush fairways and excellent greens.

Tá na táillí imeartha iontach réasúnta - 20 euro i lár na seachtaine agus 25 euro ag an deireadh seachtaine. Ní bheidh sé deacair áit a fháil ar an amchlár agus beidh tú ag imirt ar bhánóga meithe agus ar phlásóga den scoith.

Next time you are in the North West Donegal come and visit us and you will receive a very warm welcome.

Cuirfear fearadh na fáilte romhat anseo i gCloich Cheannfhaola. Nuair a bheas tú sa taobh seo tíre, buail isteach chugainn.
Beidh céad míle fáilte romhat!

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Cloich Cheann Fhaola

Amuigh thíos anseo i gCloich Cheann Fhaola tá an suailce is an t-aoibhneas,
Thar áit ar bith sa tír seo dá bhfacthas i mo thriall;
Tá an fhírinne in achan líne dá bhfuil mé anseo ag scríobh,
Fá dtaobh den áit is na daoine atá carthanach, cóir agus fial.
Mar gheall ar sin ní h-ionadh gur minic bhím ag smaoiteamh
Go gcaithfinn ‘rith mo shaoil ann fá shonas is fá shó,
Go bhfaighinn dídean ann is scíste ag deireadh mo sheanaoise,
Is fosta gur ann ba mhaith liom bheith sínte thíos faoin fhód .




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