At the age of 34, on the morning of May 20, 1932, Amelia Earhart set off from Harbour Grace, Newfoundland with the latest copy of a local newspaper (the dated copy was intended to confirm the date of the flight). She intended to fly to Paris in her single engine Lockheed Vega 5B to emulate Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight. After a flight lasting 14 hours, 56 minutes during which she contended with strong northerly winds, icy conditions and mechanical problems, Earhart landed in Gallagher’s pasture at Culmore, north of Derry, Northern Ireland. The landing was witnessed by Cecil King and T. Sawyer. When a farm hand asked, “Have you flown far?” Earhart replied, “From America.”
Today the spot of the landing mentioned as Gallagher’s pasture in Culmore is in fact, the 6th hole ‘Amelias Landing’ at Foyle Golf Club. The late Bert Gallagher was privy to meeting Miss Earhart as a boy, and after passing down the family farm to the next generation, witnessed the transition in use to the present day Golf Centre where he is remembered at the 17th hole ‘Berts’.
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Covid Update: Our premises have now been sanitised by a professional company and are now open again.
We have closely followed HSE Guidance, and identified 1 person (a staff member) who must now self isolate. Our Perspex screen is considered a safeguard against close contact and the HSE do not require anyone who has stood in front of it yesterday morning to be contacted.
We wish our staff member a speedy recovery and congratulate them on getting a test immediately when they began to feel unwell, and also hats off to the testing service who had a result for them in less than a day.
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Unfortunately our clubhouse building is currently closed as we have just found out that a reception staff member who worked yesterday morning has tested positive for Covid 19.
We have a professional cleaning company booked for 12pm to sanitise the interior of the premises and will have a further update after that.
Golfers who already have a booking may still play, by making their way from the car park directly to the 1st tee. We cannot take new bookings at this time.
The driving range is completely unaffected as it is on a separate site, and this staff member has not been into the driving range at all.
Safety is our priority on this one, we will be back with an update in due course. ... See MoreSee Less