Welcome to The Irish Links Initiative

Autumn Seminar 2017 at Royal County Down
The Irish Links Initiative returns to Royal County Down this October for its Annual Conference. Follow the link below for a detailed brochure of events.

RCD 2017

Registration form for the event: RCD Registration 2017

News and Updates


Portmarnock Links Hotel will host the 2016 Spring Seminar on the 26th April. The main topics up for discussion include Irrigation Installation, Sun Protection, Seed Selection and grass pathways.. Adrian Mortram and Jeremy Hindle are among the speakers giving presentations. The full brochure can be downloaded from Portmarnock Links 2016

You can register using the following form Registration



The Irish Links Initiative has launched an Educational Bursary.

The ILI is inviting green-keepers working at member clubs to apply. We are proud to be able to give something back to our member clubs, while also promoting the education of links green-keepers.

An opportunity not to be missed. As well as funding for 3rd Level education in some cases it could financially assist work experience on member links courses. In addition, the correct candidates will be considered representatives of the ILI, where they would attend Spring and Autumn conferences, including networking and further educational seminars. Blogs or articles written about the experience will be uploaded to the ILI website.

Closing date for application is 6th of May. Full conditions and how to apply can be downloaded from here. Educational Bursary

International Turf Report.

A representative of the ILI was invited to an International Turfgrass conference in Copenhagen last October. The two day conference dealt mainly with Red Fescue issues, and included seminars, presentations and course walks. It was the culmination of years of Red Fescue trials conducted by The Scandinavian Turf-grass Research Foundation (STERF), Norwegian Institute for Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), University of Copenhagen Read the full report on the conference  International Turf Report2015