Covid-19 restrictions are still 'in place'   23/06/2020

Just a reminder to all, that COVID-19 restrictions are very much still in place regarding social distancing and the need to be contact traced if necessary.

This means that we must still prebook a teetime leaving 16 minutes between our tee times, not 'gather' in numbers around the Clubhouse before or after play and stay two metres apart for now.

If you want to play nine holes but there is no room on the timesheet, you can play the Kilmore Nine providing there is no one playing the Wild Atlantic Dunes 12th hole (Kilmore 9th) when you start off. Cutting in ,in front of someone already on the course is not the 'way to go'.

If you want to play the Kilmore Nine you can prebook a time with the Golf Shop  09782292  during  office hours so that a log is kept of all those who were on the course.


Competitions proper should start on Friday July 3rd  with the Gerry Lavelle sponsored competition followed on Sun 5th July with the Shevlin's Complete Furnishings sponsored competition. 

The  Men's and Ladies fixtures lists will be updated shortly to inform you all of 'what's on when'.


No truth in the rumour that any of those pictured are the father ,grandfather or great grandfather of any of our members  but they do look smart, we'll have to have a  heritage / fancy dress ,day  in 2021 ….


Meanwhile long time member Larry Mitchell has been busy during the cocooning period penning the following poem, which was published in this week's Western People. 


Carne’s Natural Charm     

In the island of Ireland where links golf is at its’ best

One course stands out, which is the envy of all the rest

Carnes’ towering sand dunes, highest in the land

With majestic island and mountain views also close at hand

 

In the centre of the Mullet Peninsula, close to Belmullet town

Storms and high seas sculptured and laid the duneland down

Blessed with unspoilt beauty, it is nature's wild boutique

Now varying golf challenges make this course unique

 

Wild flowers of primrose, hare’s bells, and lady’s bedstraw so abundant

Raise our spirits and leave bad moods redundant

Fauna sightings to include badger, fox, and hare

Whilst out at sea, the dolphin, if we look with care

 

Bird life of diving gannets, gulls, and choughs so rare

While peregrine falcons can be seen close to their craggy lair

Skylarks with signal song, as they soar to the sky

Wintering flocks of wild geese, as they fly on high

 

Folklore and history abound, from the Spanish Armadas’ fate

Blacksods’ whaling station, and weather call for Dunkirks’ invasion date,

Children of Lír, Innisglora, beside us very close

Whilst the ancient midden feeding ground lies within the course

 

Early Celtic migrants inhabited this idyllic place

Later, Saint Colmcille and voyager Brendan set up their Christian base

With the collapse of the Irish kingdoms we learn from our history

Native cultures were outlawed by self-imposing foreign gentry

 

Restoring our Irish economy, tourist expansion was planned

New golf courses, including Carne, were built around the land

With local community involvement, backed by generous State aid

Carnes’ duneland was acquired, and Eddie Hackett’s course then laid

 

This world class golf course encouraged visitors to stay

Contributing with skills and loyalty, in a business way

With the completion of the third nine, now open every day

The composite Wild Atlantic Dunes course is a wow, and a must play

 

Carne is a special place which clings deeply to ones’ soul

With a motto of value and friendship as an ongoing goal

All golfing standards are welcome, and take it as your mission

To share and support a great experience, and test your golfs’ condition.


That about sums up what we all we know about the 'hallowed ground'.   

 (No truth in the rumour either that Michael S  is going to 'put music' to it !)








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