Bernard Gibbons Honoured at 2015 Golfer’s Guide to Ireland Awards Ceremony

Bernard Gibbons Honoured at 2015 Golfer’s Guide to Ireland Awards Ceremony

Bernard Gibbons Honoured at Golfer’s Guide to Ireland Awards Ceremony

Powerscourt Golf Club Manager Bernard Gibbons was recognised in the golf industry this week at the Golfers Guide to Ireland Awards Night 2015 which took place on Monday evening at the Druid’s Glen Resort in Wicklow. Bernard was presented with a plaque to acknowledge his outstanding service in the golf industry by Golfer’s Guide editor Paddy McCarthy ahead of Bernard’s upcoming retirement from Powerscourt Golf Club. Everyone at the event enjoyed speeches about Bernard’s golfing career over the past 50 years.

Paddy Mc Carthy from The Golfer’s Guide to Ireland presents Bernard Gibbons (Manager, Powerscourt Golf Club) with a plaque to acknowledge his outstanding service to the golf industry.

With nearly 50 years’ experience in the golf industry, Bernard has enjoyed a wide and varied career since beginning as an apprentice to the legendary John Jacobs at age 15 at the driving range in Leopardstown Race Course. His numerous roles have included Golf Professional, RTÉ golf pundit and commentator, Chairman of the Golf Course Owners Association and board member of the Special Olympics Committee. He has been at the helm of Powerscourt for the past 17 years since the golf club opened in 1997.


Pictured at the Golfer’s Guide to Ireland 2015 Awards are L-R Eamonn D’Arcy (Former Ryder Cup Player), Matt Sands (General Manager, Cork Golf Club) Mary Mitchell-O’Connor (TD, Fine Gael) andBernard Gibbons (General Manager, Powerscourt Golf Club)

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Powerscourt Estate

*COVID Update – April 2021* 

Further to the government announcements, the Powerscourt Estate team is pleased to inform you  that from Monday 12th April we will be able to welcome visitors from the rest of County Wicklow, and those living within 20km of Powerscourt Estate.

In line with the latest Government guidelines, we can welcome back visitors and annual members to enjoy the Gardens, Waterfall and Riverwalk (members only). The Garden Pavilion is also open for essential retail. The Golf Club will reopen to members from the 26th April.

During April the Gardens are open from 9.30 to 17.30 and the Waterfall from 10.30 to 17.30, with last admission 30 minutes before close.

The Avoca Food Hall is open 7 days a week (9.30 am – 5.30 pm). Avoca Outdoor Hatch is open for takeaway coffee, toasted sandwiches & treats 7 days a week (10.00 am – 4.00 pm). Avoca Pizza Van in the Courtyard is open Fridays, Saturday & Sundays from 12 noon – 3.30 pm.

The following facilities will remain closed for the duration of the latest restrictions.

Avoca Café Restaurant
Avoca Retail (Visit for details)
The Design Loft
Neptune by Global Village
Powerscourt Hotel
Powerscourt Distillery
Cool Planet Experience

To keep you and our staff safe we continue to facilitate social distancing, hand sanitizing and other safety measures.

Further updates will follow in the coming weeks as guidelines are adjusted.

Best wishes, ⁠⁠

Powerscourt Management⁠