Sunday, 13 November 2011


Poem 12 of 230:  GOLF AT KILLARNEY

At Killarney Golf and Fishing Club,
    There’s two great courses to be found;
Built on Ireland’s fine Ring of Kerry,
    Both are really worth a round.

From the local social Youth Hostel,
    I hitched - doing as Irish do;
Then paid to play both the courses,
    But missed five holes - Hostel curfew.

The fairways were lush and nicely groomed,
    And the course views the best I’ve seen;
With walks beside the lakes and mountains,
    I’m proud to say to there I’ve been.

(C) David Franks 2003

From golf scorecard 1988

Youth Hostel Association stamp from 1988