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Traffic management plan for Women’s Irish Open at Dromoland

A TRAFFIC management plan is to be put in place for the duration of the upcoming KPMG Women’s Irish Open Golf Tournament at Dromoland Castle gardaí have confirmed. The KPMG sponsored Women’s Irish Open golf tournament is scheduled to take place at Dromoland Castle from Thursday, September 22 to Sunday, September 25. The Pro-Am event will take place on Wednesday, September 21. Car parking for the event is free and is located at the Inn at Dromoland. It is open from 7am to 7pm each day and will be manned by parking stewards. The public are being asked to follow the directional signs from the motorway and the directions of Gardaí and parking stewards to assist them in reaching the car park swiftly. “From here patrons can access the golf course with ease. Parking is provided for inside the grounds of the Inn at Dromoland and we are asking that all drivers avail of this,” said Sergeant Triona Brooks, Crime Prevention …

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Eamonn’s quest for Dromoland legacy with Women’s Open teed up

It cannot be attributed to luck. Everywhere Eamonn O’Donnell goes, success follows. The Dungarvan man holds the role of Director of Golf at Dromoland Castle Golf Club as he continues to leave a lasting impression. He has spent over three and a half years in his current role, helping to plant the seeds for Dromoland Castle hosting the KPMG Women’s Irish Open, which he hopes will leave a lasting legacy behind. Despite trying to spread the praise, O’Donnell’s role in ensuring the venue will host this event, which is being held for the first time since 2012, cannot be understated. “I first met Mark Nolan (Managing Director at Dromoland Castle) three and a half years ago. Himself and the Board of Directors were eager to host a major golf event and roughly six to nine months after that I mentioned the possibility of hosting this event. “We held discussions behind the scenes and the next stop was contacting the Ladies …

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Clare resort to host first Women’s Irish Open in 10 years

Dromoland Castle will host the Women’s Irish Open from September 22 to 25 – the first women’s professional tournament in the country in 10 years. Mark Nolan, Managing Director at Dromoland Castle said, “We are absolutely thrilled that Dromoland Castle will play host to this year’s Women’s Irish Open. “The return of women’s professional golf to Ireland is hugely important to the further development of women’s golf in Ireland. “All of us at Dromoland Castle are delighted to be able to support women’s golf and look forward to extending our legendary hospitality and showcasing the estate’s world class facilities to Europe’s top golfers. “At Dromoland, we are also continuously striving to improve our environmental practices and are delighted to confirm that our aim is to deliver the most green and sustainable tournament in Ireland.” Held 15 times between 1994 and 2012, the Championship has been won by some of Europe’s top golfers including Norway’s Suzann Pettersen, Sweden’s Sophie Gustafson, England’s …

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WATCH: John Travolta lands private jet in Shannon

HOLLYWOOD superstar John Travolta landed his private jet in Shannon yesterday and posted a video on Instagram of his trip. The star of films like Pulp Fiction, Grease, Face/Off and many more posted the short video and in the style of a flight captain addressing the passengers said, “So tonight our flying time from Florida to Shannon is seven hours and four minutes, just so everybody knows. And I’ll see you… I’ll film when we arrive.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by John Travolta (@johntravolta) After landing he posted further footage from Dromoland Castle thanking fans for supporting his daughter Ella who is forging a career as a pop star. He employed a fairly dubious Irish accent to say “So, I’ve arrived safely in Ireland. As the Irish say, ‘life is what you make it,’ it is, it is.”

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High Court case against Dromoland Castle settled

The finance manager of the world famous Dromoland Castle hotel has settled her High Court action aimed at preventing her purported dismissal. Orla Horgan applied to the High Court for an injunction preventing her employer, Dromoland Castle Holdings Ltd from terminating her employment as finance manager. She claimed she was being made “a scapegoat for fraud at the Five Star hotel” due to suspicious transactions carried out by another employee in the finance department which she had “nothing to do with”. Her lawyers had previously secured permission from the High Court for service of the proceedings at short notice on her employer. The matter returned before Mr Justice Paul Gilligan at the High Court today (Tuesday). Oisin Quinn, SC for Ms Horgan, said the action had been settled and could be struck out. Mark Connaughton, SC for Dromoland, said his side were consenting to the case being struck out. No details of the settlement, which are understood to be confidential, …

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