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Best of Donegal golf showcased at Dublin event

Pictured at the Fáilte Ireland golf event were (l. to r.): Eamon Mangan, Carne Golf Links, Mayo; John Farren, Ballyliffin Golf Club, Donegal; John McLaughlin, North & West Coast Links Golf, Galway and Gareth McCausland, Ballyliffin Golf Club. Photo: Derek Cullen, Fáilte Ireland

Pictured at the Fáilte Ireland golf event were (l. to r.): Eamon Mangan, Carne Golf Links, Mayo; John Farren, Ballyliffin Golf Club, Donegal; John McLaughlin, North & West Coast Links Golf, Galway and Gareth McCausland, Ballyliffin Golf Club. Photo: Derek Cullen, Fáilte Ireland

FAILTE Ireland this week facilitated, for the second year running, in showcasing fifty of Ireland’s leading approved golf courses, including top Donegal courses, at a free Golf Ireland evening event in the Ballsbridge Hotel Dublin.

The event saw golf enthusiasts from Dublin and the surrounding area meet with golf courses from Donegal’s Ballybofey; Stranorlar; Ballyliffin; Bundoran; Donegal; Rosapenna; Narin & Portnoo Golf Clubs who were there to snap up the many golf deals on offer. For those planning their next golf getaway and wanting more information on our golf courses and resorts, the event was an ideal opportunity with all the properties under one roof.

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Speaking after the Golf Ireland event, Tony Lenehan, Fáilte Ireland said: “We were delighted to welcome so many of Donegal’s top golf industry to the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin and provide them with the great opportunity to showcase all that they have to offer visitors in 2014. We had a fantastic turnout of golf enthusiasts who were looking for as much information as possible and to discuss their plans for their next golf getaway.

“We are continuously promoting the Irish golf product to potential visitors, and endeavouring to maintain Ireland’s position as a world class golfing destination. I am confident that Ireland has a clear advantage with its wonderful product, which will help us stand out in a very competitive international environment. A full listing of special offers and packages are available on our website www.golf.discoverireland.ie

The most important factors for golfers in choosing a destination are quality of courses, price, and the number of courses in the area.

Fáilte Ireland research shows that Ireland is hitting the mark on both satisfaction levels and value for money for overseas guests – with satisfaction rates at 94% and value for money at 83%. A high level of awareness of Ireland as a golfing destination has been created in key markets through hosting of major events and on-going marketing and promotion plus events like this here at home.

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