Great Golf Journeys: Fintona

Great Golf Journeys: Fintona

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Fintona, Omagh, Ulster American Folk Park, Ulster History Park




1994 TXM


25min 12sec







Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)


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Ronan Rafferty and his caddie go and play in Fintona Golf Club. The club was founded in 1904 and includes a fine parkland 9-hole course. Situated about halfway between two of Ulster’s natural landmarks, the Sperrins and Lough Erne, the golf club conveniently lies at the edge of the small village of Fintona. The current village is developed from an Uí Néill fortress built in 1431 and is believed to be one of Tyrone's oldest settlements. 

The region is known for its natural beauty and a game on this slick

nine-hole course is the way to do it. Many of the holes have different tees the second time round

allowing players a different challenge and makes the game more interesting. Ronan’s caddie advises on

what equipment to bring including a full set of waterproofs and a lucky charm.


Hosted by Ronan Rafferty

Written by Bruce Critchley and Barry Cowan

Music by Shay Healy

Produced by Laurence St John

Directed by Brendan Hughes 



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