Over the past wee while, ‘Our Rory’ has put Northern Ireland on the world’s golfing map. From a small town called Holywood (pronounced ‘Hollywood’) nestled on the side of Belfast Lough, only 6 miles from Belfast, Rory went to Sullivan Upper School, the school Benjamin Griffiths the 14 year old co-founder of this site currently goes to. Holywood is also the home of Van Morrison and Jamie Dornan (actor from Fifty Shades of Grey). Van is often seen wandering around the town (local tip – don’t approach him – he’s not sociable!), same for Jamie and Rory when they’re back home to see their folks and their friends.
So, if you’re down Belfast way stop by Holywood for a look see. Aside the two golf clubs where a precocious young Rory learnt his trade (Holywood Golf Club and The Royal Belfast Golf Club) you might like to visit our historic town with it’s 13th century priory and motte (site of a fort which King John was alleged to have stayed in 1210) and a load of fantastic coffee shops and eateries worth trying out. But to reinforce the point that if you do spot Van Morrison, he is often seen out and about, don’t approach him – we don’t want any international incidents!! :O)