Recent trip to Ireland with the Lexington Sister Cities Delegation to County Kildare (southwest of Dublin) gave me the opportunity to fish for trout with a professional Ghillie, named â€œMickâ€ Casey, who runs the fishing operation at the K Club Hotel and Golf Resort in Straffan, County Kildare, Ireland. We fished on the property in several different small lakes and ponds that are part of the 18 hole Arnold Palmer Ryder Cup Course, host of the 2006 European Ryder Cup. The River LIffey also runs through the 550 acre K Club property and contains several fish species including Trout.
The K Club is part of the Straffan Estate established in the 1830â€™s and includes the Straffan House, an elegant English Country Mansion that has been totally renovated in 1991 and serves as the hotel for the K Club and Golf Clubhouse, for two 18 hole courses. Their website is www.kclub.ie