Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 5 September 2015

Stay away from Andrea Corr wedding, golfers told

Published 23/07/2009

Andrea Corr
Andrea Corr
Andrea Corr
Last days of the Irish Rover -- a seriously ill Ronnie Drew with (from left) The Edge, Andrea Corr, Bono and Sinead O’Connor
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Golfers forking out up to £42,500 to join an exclusive resort in the west of Ireland are being told to keep off the grass on the day it hosts a lavish celebrity wedding.

Andrea Corr is expected to marry stockbroker Brett Desmond, son of billionaire Dermot Desmond, in a glitzy ceremony at the links course in August.

It is understood the event prompted bosses at the Doonbeg Golf Club to write a letter to members, asking for privacy.

The Co Clare coastal club has about 500 members who each forked out £42,500 to join and pay annual green fees of £3,340 for the privilege of a round.

The club declined to comment.

A spokesman said: “The club doesn't comment on any matters in relation to guests or potential guests.”

Andrea rocked to stardom in the early 1990s with her siblings Caroline, Sharon and Jim with the group The Corrs, releasing several hit singles and albums.

The couple are notoriously private and their wedding plans have been a closely kept secret.

Mr Desmond is regarded as one of Ireland's most successful entrepreneurs, with an estimated wealth of around two billion euro.

Doonbeg, overlooking the Atlantic, was designed by Greg Norman, two-time champion of the Open and PGA Tour player of the year in 1995 and who won the Vardon Trophy three times.

The club opened in 2002 and charges £42,500 to join up, but this is refunded when you leave.

Members are also asked to pay an annual fee, which ranges from a whopping £4,250 for families to £3,340 for Irish-based players and £2,295 for overseas members.

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