LADHAR NA BÓ BRADAÍ (The High Ground of the Thieving Cow, Between Two Valleys)
Ladhar (pronounced ‘Lyre’) means high ground between converging valleys or rivers. These features lie before and behind the tees. The ‘bó bradach’ or thieving cow was/is that infamous animal which, with incorrigible disrespect for legitimate grazing boundaries always sought to satisfy its hunger pangs by heading out of bounds. The golfer too, back again near ‘The Knoll of the Milking Place’, with a whetted appetite and a beckoning clubhouse near at hand may empathise with the wretched animal, and heading ‘out of bounds’ for similar purposes is probably a prominent thought at this stage.