Clontarf Golf Club is well known for its active social club and the cabaret shows it provides for its members. Apart from golf and and its well supported bowling club, with outdoor green, we also offer our members diverse activities, such as, Snooker, Bridge, Poker, Book Club, and Male Choir.
Situated on our 1st Floor the snooker room has two full size tables available for our members. Junior Members under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Our inter-club team competes in the North Dublin Snooker League, usually on Monday nights during January and February each year and have won the league on many occasions in recent years, so be careful who you bet against. Snooker is mostly played in the winter during the golf and bowls off-season.
Our Bridge Club plays on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm from September to May.
New members are always welcome. Members may also bring a guest along once a month.
If you fancy yourself as a card shark or are just interested in a fun night out you may play in our Poker Nights.
They are usually held every second Wednesday at 9pm during the off-season. Our regular poker players just love beginners.
Ladies' Book Club
This well read group meets regularly to review and discuss books and authors. You are most welcome to join them if books are of interest to you.
Male Voice Choir
Formed a few years ago the Male Voice Choir have gone from strength to strength and assemble on Monday nights at 7.00pm to sharpen up their vocal cords. They perform concerts both inside and outside the Club on occasions and are always entertaining.
The idea for a male choir was first mooted by Ray Crawford after a particularly good sing-song with other club members on an annual golf holiday abroad. Hal Kellett followed up on the idea when he arrived home. He found a willing musical director and he press ganged Tony Fleming and Ian Maguire into organising the whole venture.
So after an enthusiastic response from club members willing to lend their voices, the Clontarf Golf and Bowling Club Male Voice Choir was founded in October 2002. The choir’s first public performance was at the incoming Captain Hal Kellett’s drive-in in early 2003, after which the choir also became known as “Hal’s Angels”!
The choir is directed by Dermot Deegan, who has directed church choirs in Dublin and in Meath and has been a prominent member of the St. Mary’s Musical Society in Navan for many years. Currently there are 22 core members of the male voice choir but this is often supplemented by “guest” appearances from past and occasional choir members.
In addition to performing at regular functions in Clontarf, the choir have also performed in concert with the Artane Senior Band and with well known soloists Antoinette Heery, Kathryn Smyth and Brian Hoey and at church services. The choir’s regular accompanists are Ms. Pauline Cooper and Bowling Club Member, Ms. Maire Boushel. New choir members are always welcome and being an accomplished singer is not essential!