Croquet originated in Ireland in the 19th Century and remains popular around the world due to its combination of simplicity and depth.
In 1911 Herbert Park was developed into a public park, including the croquet lawns. The park is named after Sidney Herbert (1810-1861), the father of the Earl of Pembroke who, in 1903, offered the site to Pembroke Urban District Council to mark the coming of age of his son Lord Herbert.
Herbert Park Croquet Club has two full-size lawns and is situated in Herbert Park beside the tennis courts. It is a friendly members club both for established players and those that wish to learn the sport.
There are two main versions of croquet : Association and Golf. Both are played in the park. New members of all abilities are welcomed. Membership is just €115 a year giving you full use of all the club's facilities.