THE K CLUB
Modelled on a French château rather than a traditional castle, then magically set down in the middle of the Irish countryside, the famous K Club is in the heart of thoroughbred racing country. Indeed the present owner has had two Melbourne Cup winners. It also hosted the Ryder Cup on one of its two championship golf courses and houses an impressive collection of art, including a room devoted to Jack B Yeats. Parents sorted. Now what about the children?
Budding Rory McIlroy’s can join a children’s golf clinic or kids can learn to fly fish on the River Liffey which runs through the grounds. Child-sized bicycles and family golf buggies are available for more estate exploring. There is also a playground in the old walled garden. Sensibly, the indoor swimming pool has allocated children’s swimming times and there are junior cooking classes and family picnics by arrangement.
If you do want to leave the elegant confines of the K Club, trips to Dublin Zoo or a local cinema can also be arranged, as can horse riding. Archery, clay pigeon VOLUME 8 2017 shooting and air rifle targets are available for older children (Mum smashed it at the air rifle range – remember that at homework time kids). Afternoon tea and scones with satifyingly large portions of jam and cream will keep the whole family happy. Now has anyone got room for dinner?
Catching your own dinner at the K Club.