Poc Fada at Deer Park Golf and Footgolf
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Deer Park Golf, Howth Road, Howth, Dublin,
Ms Ifty Finn
In 2015 Deer Park Golf opened the world’s first ‘Poc Fada Golf’ course. Based on the Irish legend of “Táin Bó Cuailgne”, Poc Fada follows similar rules to golf where you get the sliotar into the hole in as few poc’s or hits as possible.
In the summer of 2015, Deer Park Golf opened the world’s first ‘Poc Fada Golf’ course. Offering a unique golfing experience, the Poc Fada Golf concept was developed by Julian Gaisford-St Lawrence, whose family built Howth Castle, in consultation with David Caulfield of Beann Eadair GAA and Humphrey Kelleher, former Dublin hurling manager and Chairman of the National Poc Fada Committee. The rules are similar to golf – each hole carries a par and the aim is to hit a sliotar into the ‘larger’ holes in as few shots as possible.
Poc Fada was founded in 1960 in the Cooley Mountains, Co. Louth where it is still played. Famous for its breath-taking scenery, Deer Park Golf’s Poc Fada Golf course is the only comparable venue in Ireland with its spectacular views over Howth Head. The concept of the competition originates in the Irish legend of “Táin Bó Cuailgne” when Cúchulainn set out from his home to the King’s court at Emain Macha hitting his sliotar before him and running ahead to catch it.
Offering a new and fun experience, Poc Fada Golf offers a great day out and can be played by all ages.
Open daylight hours.