Email received from Killarney Golf and Fishing Club in Ireland re-enforcing the difficulties that some in the Irish Tourism industry are facing.
The rates for 2010 are 70% of the same rates for this year. Similar rate reductions are expected across the island for 2010 from an increasing number of tourism operators.
Killeen this year is €130, 2010 is €90; Mahony’s €100, next year €70; Lackabane €39 was €80 will be €50. If you visit the website even greater discounts are on offer through August.
It may seem distant to us but the knock on effect will be a re-alignment of the cost of golfing in Ireland and may see some upturn in their visitor numbers over the year. If the dollar continues it's climb against the pound the cost benefits we're seeing in Scotland this year could be removed. Worth some of our own clubs considering their own rates for 2010?