In Volume 1 of The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses, Tom Doak published that.
“The antithesis of Carne, I stumbled upon Mulranny en route to Connemara from the north, when I spied a remote patch of linksland and said to my traveling companion, “that is the kind of land people should play golf on.” Around the next turn, there was a sign for golf, and lo and behold, Mulranny Golf Club has occupied this patch of turf from 1896. Mowed mostly by sheep, except for the greens protected by wire fence, this was the tightest turf I’ve seen in Ireland, and with the wind blowing, quite a demanding nine holes, even though you can hit it anywhere and still play on. If you need a change of pace, this is the place. Some of the land at the fringes of the course is stunning, and there is a plan by the Irish architect Ken Kearney to expand the course to 18 holes, but it’s hard to see how it could stay afloat in such an off-the-main-road location.“
Mulranny Golf Club received a score of 5 out of 10 from Tom Doak.