In 1814 the Rahan heiress Ms Maria O’Brien (later Sr. Mary Clare) gave lands at Tullybeg to the Jesuit community. Work commenced on a school in 1815 and same opened in 1818.  

It was to become one of Ireland’s greatest Colleges.
From 1818 to 1886 Tullybeg surpassed all expectations  as a centre of learning – it’s students examination  results eclipsed  even their counterparts in the reknowned Clongowes – it’s sister school.

Unfortunately, due to a lack of resources (both financial and manpower) the school closed – it’s students being transferred to Clongowes.   However, it then became the Jesuit House of Ecclesiastical Study – Faculty of Philosophy.      

The Novitate of the Irish Province.

From 1930 to 1962 it was used as a house for enclosed Retreats and then opened as a house of general Retreats thereafter. Tullybeg was sold in the 1970s and was later turned into a nursing home and golf club.    However it subsequently fell into disrepair.

In 2010 the property was purchased and substantial renovations and  repairs were undertaken. The course, designed by Eddie Connaughton (Luttrellstown Castle Golf Club &  Lucan Golf Club) was brought  to it’s current high standards.       

A Club House was built and Tullybeg House Golf Club opened it’s doors in June 2011.   Tullybeg House Golf Club is affiliated with the GUI and the ILGU.  

" Once a place of retreat for those seeking spiritual fulfilment – now a place of retreat from the
stresses and strains of modern living "…..