Ryder Cup to benefit tourism and the economy in Limerick, the Mid West and Ireland

Added July 25th, 2019

The Minster of State at the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Patrick O’Donovan said the confirmation that Adare Manor will host the 2026 Ryder Cup is great news not just for Limerick but Ireland as a whole.

Minister O’Donovan said, “An event like the Ryder Cup means that a world audience will be focused on Ireland, Limerick, and Adare in 2026, the years running up to the Ryder Cup and for a long time after the last ball is putted in the competition.

“With a television audience of close to a billion people, the Ryder Cup gives Limerick and Ireland a platform to showcase what is great about our county and country, and an opportunity for us to show the world the unique tourism offerings of the mid-west of Ireland.”

Minister O’Donovan added, “The Ryder Cup in Adare will be a huge occasion for Irish golf, Irish tourism and Irish sport. It will be a special honour for the people of Limerick and Munster, a county and province steeped in sporting culture, to host this great event, and I can assure the hundreds of thousands of visitors from more than 90 countries who will be in attendance, a huge céad míle fáilte in 2026.”

Paying tribute to the McManus family for securing the prestigious event for Limerick, Minister O’Donovan confirmed that the Government will support the huge undertaking of hosting the Ryder Cup.

“It is a testimony to the golf course at the Adare Manor and the hard work of the organising committee, that Adare was successful is seeing off competition from other courses all over Europe, to secure this highly regarded competition,” added the Minister of State from Limerick.

“The Ryder Cup will attract more than a quarter of a million of visitors to Adare during the event, surpassing the numbers that attended the British Open in Portrush last week. It is important therefor that we prepare for the expected crowds well in advance of 2026. I am delighted that the Government is offering its support, and look forward to providing whatever assistance I can over the coming weeks, months and years to ensure that Ryder Cup held in Limerick is on par with previous competitions all over Europe and the USA.”

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