For the third year in a row The Michael D'Arcy Memorial Golf Tournament was held in Cobh, Co. Cork Ireland. As always, the D'Arcy clan turned up from far and near. As it was the first time - The Danish D'Arcys - where there we where all very excited.
We left Birkerød thursday the 29th May 2003. After a night in Malahide with Maisie we drove south, first to Abbeyleix to visit Paula's parents. We where served lovely Irish tea and scones (as only they can be made in Ireland) as well as other great cakes. Afterwards we hit the road to Cobh. We whre staying in elaines and Arthur's house. Elaine is John's cousin, or first cousin as its called in Ireland. They live in the most beautiful old victorian house from 1890 which they had sone up themselves. The house is situated on the low road with a great view over thw Water's Edge and the water.
Some of the "ladies" had found a nice spot in the lovely spring sun. And Sean found a bike straight away.
Elaine and Arthur where not home. They where on a trip to Spain to enjoy the warmth and sun of the south. But John's aunt and uncle Ester and Liam Doherty (Elaines parents) moved in to look after Elaine and Arthurs kids and of couse us. It was really great. A big house with loads of people. And even though the house was huge everybody ended up in the kitched. Great stuff.
We where in the master bedroom right at the top. The room was not part of the original house and had a new bathroom, new floors and the best part a really big bed. And of course a great view over Cobh harbour.
Saturday the 31 May was the great Golf day. About 20 had "signed up" for the tournament and they started at 11:00. We went for a walk down the promenade by the water. That day there was the Irish national bagpipe competition. Bagpipe bands all over the place.
In the evening we all met in the tennis club for the party. Unfortunatly, Sean was a little sick and feel asleep early. We managed to arrange a sitter though so we could come to the party. Great to be home!.
John D'Arcy from England was this years winner of The Golf Tournament.
On sunday Phil and Paddy invited everybody out to their place for lunch. The weather was great and the wine lovely and cold. Dad must have been watching over us all. Yet another boring succes to quote a great man. Well done, Phil (and paddy of course!). In the afternoon we headed north to Malahide. We stayed the night with Mam before we headed back for Denmark monday morning.