Tales from Portrush and the 1951 Open Championship ….
In a holiday guide from the 1950s Portrush is described as "a place where golfers foregather" and that "foregathering" has been happening for well over a century now. Less well known, perhaps, is the story of Portrush and its many and varied associations with the Open Championship. It is a remarkable story told here by retired journalist Maurice McAleese, himself a Portrush man, who admits that he is "just old enough" to remember seeing some of the top players of the day in action on the Dunluce fairways in 1951.
As well as having a focus on what happened on and off the course during that celebrated Championship, he touches on some of the not so well known aspects of the game in this small corner of the world and along the way gives a glimpse of life in Portrush and North Antrim in that mid-twentieth century period.
A perfect gift for golf fans of Northern Ireland this summer!
Perfect inspiration for your next trip - 52 inspired weekends in locations near and far. For example "Literary Paris through the eyes of Hemingway", or "Copenhagen's Design Culture" - or "Vintage Holywood" if you're going further.
A fabulous gift for the enthusiastic culture hound.
How often do you find yourself trying to navigate by phone these days, only to (a) run out of signal (especially in Ireland) (b) run out of data or (c) run out of patience when the map keeps turning around.....
Remember the good old printed map? Everyone can have a look and plan the journey, get an impression of how long it will take, and see things along the way, whilst chatting to your car companions. Well, maybe …..
Now for all 4 corners of Ireland.
Small enough to pop in a bag, but bursting with history and mystery. A great guidebook for those who think they know Belfast well, or those who prefer to discover less obvious delights on the tourist trails.