The 19th lodge Ballybunion has its origins dating back to 1986 when it first welcomed guests from all over the world to Ballybunion, since then the golfing world has flocked to play the famous Old Course and of course Ballybunion has added the Cashen Championship Course designed by Robert Trent Snr.


James and Mary have worked diligently to ensure the new re-built house which opens its door this month June 03, allows all the guest the opportunity of enjoying the relaxed and beautiful surroundings of Ballybunion golf. No stone has been left unturned to ensure that the 19th Golf Lodge is one of the most relaxing and accommodating properties offering guest house accommodation, not only in Kerry but in Ireland.


Our Family

James and Mary have three Children, Gavin, Cillian and Muireann, both boys boast handicaps of 6 and 7 respectively.
Cillian although only 17, hopes some day to turn pro, and has already played on some of the world's most famous course including Augusta in 2001 where he shot a round of 79.



History of the land

An English lord called Hewson owned the property until the early 19th Century. It was then divided amongst the local tenants and James Great Grandfather received his share of the allotted property. He worked a dairy farm off the land and this is still continued to the present day.
James inherited the land from his parents, and this is where the present property is situated today.
If you have any questions about the history of Ballybunion ,please feel free to email Mary




Located just half a mile from the village of Ballybunion , lies this world famous golf links. The legendary Majors champion Tom Watson, and the renowned course architect Robert Trent Jones, are prominent among the many admirers. "Playing Ballybunion is similar in many respects to playing Cypress Point in America, and I like that style of golf. There appear to be no man-made influences and Ballybunion is a course on which many golf architects should live and play before they build golf courses".



The person who said this was none other than Tom Watson and Herbert Warren Wynd added that "this is the most beautiful coastal golf course I have ever seen..." Ballybunion, lying directly on the spectacular North Kerry coast, between the Mouth of the Shannon and Kerry Head, can hardly be surpassed with regard to its scenic beauty, the tranquillity of its surroundings, the excellent condition of the course and the variety of challenge presented by its 36 championship holes.

The visitor is faced with the difficult choice between the picturesque, 'Old' course, with its fairways winding through colossal dunes, and the new creation by Robert Trent Jones. On the Old Course, the visitor's confidence crumbles very quickly when, after the first five relatively comfortable holes, he catches sight of the sixth. This is without a doubt one of the prettiest in Ballybunion, but it is equally obvious that it is extremely tricky to play. And for the 'diabolical' 8th and the rather long 15th, he will surely need every club his bag has to offer. The New Course, with its succession
Welcome to the 19th Lodge Ballybunion, home of the famous Golf Links of Ballybunion Ireland. The 19th Lodge is run by the Beasley family who originate from Ballybunion. Mary and James have three children, Gavin and Cillian who are both serious golfers, Cillian at 17 years of age plays off a handicap of 6, so what questions you may have, ensure that you ask the expert.
James (father) inherited the land from his late parents where the re built propery is situated today.
The new property will have 12 bedrooms all ensuite, plus a lounge area where all guests can enjoy a glass of wine, and watch golfers Tee off.
Of formidable par fives and breathtaking beauty amply qualifies as one of the world's masterpieces.