The royal site of Rathcore - Dún Cúair, which was ruled by the Cenél Coirpri branch of the Uí Néill dynasty, was the chief settlement in the surrounding region during the early medieval period. It's position close to the border with Leinster - Laigin, meant it played an important role in the politics of 9th century Ireland. In 804 AD the high king Áed Oirdnide (Áed the ordained) attended a meeting here with the synods of the Uí Néill'. It is suggested that it was here that Áed became the first king of Tara to be inaugurated ecclesiastically. Dún Cúair was also a regular rendezvous for Uí Néill armies attacking Leinster. It is also said that the road from the west of Ireland to the Hill of Tara went thru the course during this time.
It is this sense of history which becomes very evident when one is navigating the fairways adjoining two ring forts and motte. These features play a large part in providing for a memorable golfing experience.