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James Lowe Named As Golf Ambassador For Carton House

By Robert McHugh
James Lowe Named As Golf Ambassador For Carton House

Carton House, a Fairmont Managed Hotel, has welcomed Irish Rugby player James Lowe as ambassador of golf for the five-star resort.

In his role as golf ambassador, Lowe will share his golfing experiences at Carton House, Fairmont, with his followers and host and speak at some golf events planned for Carton House later this year.

Professional Rugby Player

Originally from Nelson, New Zealand, Lowe arrived in Ireland aged 24, when he had the opportunity to play rugby professionally.

He has played at club level for Leinster since 2017 and internationally for Ireland since 2020.


Scratch Golfer

While Lowe has been a regular at Carton House, Fairmont, training on site – alongside his teammates from Irish Rugby – he didn’t take up golf until the pandemic started.

At the time, it was one of the only sports allowed to continue, so Lowe decided to give it a go and quickly fell in love with the sport.

The Irish team spends around four months of the year training at Carton House, Fairmont, so between training sessions ahead of the Rugby World Cup, Lowe had been enjoying working towards his golf goal: to be a scratch golfer.

‘Exciting Times Ahead’


“Whether I’m fitting in a short practice on the driving range or a day out on the course with some friends, the facilities and the staff here make the whole experience so enjoyable, so I jumped at the opportunity to be their golf ambassador,” said Lowe.

“I am really delighted for the whole team after announcing Carton House, Fairmont, will be the venue of the KPMG Women’s Irish Open in August 2024 – exciting times ahead!”

Rugby Fanzone

Carton House, Fairmont, is hosting an outdoor rugby fanzone throughout the World Cup – a place where fans can enjoy watching the key games on the large screen, with food and drink.

The rugby fanzone kicked off last Saturday, for the Ireland v South Africa game, in the Carriage House courtyard, and will continue for the duration of the tournament.