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First was an exploration of Bunratty Castle, built in the XIV century, followed by the visit to the Bunratty Folk Park, which recreates a XIX-century town in Victorian Ireland. The golfers had the unique chance to test their skills at the Ennis Golf Club, one of Ireland’s oldest private clubs, and the world famous Ballybunnion Golf Club, situated on 60-foot sand dunes and cliffs beside the Atlantic Ocean.
One of Muhlenberg’s destinations included Killarney, famous for its singing pubs and shopping. Along the way, the tourists were treated to the marvelous Irish scenery and a stop in the quaint town of Adare. The golfers followed that up with a trip up the eastern coast of Ireland to the fair city of Dublin.
The group stopped at Blarney Castle, and nearly everyone climbed the steep and narrow steps to kiss the Blarney Stone. While in Dublin, the Mules stayed in the beach resort town of Malahide, and the next day played at the Deer Park Golf Course overlooking the Irish Sea.
The Muhlenberg group also explored the heart of Dublin, visiting Trinity College, shopping along Grafton and Nassau Streets, and dining in the trendy Temple Bar district.
The final day of golf for the Mules took them to St. Margaret’s Golf Club, a former host to the Irish PGA Championship and the Women’s Irish Open.