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25 Jul 2019

Tourism Ireland welcomes the news that the Ryder Cup will take place in Ireland in 2026

Tourism Ireland warmly welcomes today’s announcement that the Ryder Cup will take place in Ireland in 2026. The Ryder Cup is one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world and the staging of the biennial match at Adare Manor will deliver another major boost to the appeal of Ireland as a world-class golf destination and will deliver a significant economic boost. 

“Coming hot on the heels of the truly superb Open at Royal Portrush and the fantastic win by Shane Lowry, today’s announcement that the Ryder Cup will take place at Adare Manor in 2026 is excellent news for tourism,” said Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland. “The Ryder Cup is one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world and this promises to be a wonderful sporting occasion, which will undoubtedly bring significant exposure globally for Ireland as a golfing destination.”

Golf is the world’s largest sports-related travel market and one that Tourism Ireland is committed to growing. Over the coming years, Tourism Ireland will roll out an extensive programme of promotions around the world, to leverage the tourism benefits of the Ryder Cup taking place in Ireland in 2026.
 

Notes To Editors

  • Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
  • Tourism is the island of Ireland’s largest indigenous industry; responsible for in excess of 4% of GNP in the Republic of Ireland and employing around 325,000 people across the island.
  • In 2018, we welcomed around 11.2 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland (+6% on 2017), delivering revenue of approximately €6.1 billion (+10%).
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted around 20+ million visitors in 2018.