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17 Aug 2021

Actor Bill Murray helps ‘putt’ Ireland on the map!

US actor Bill Murray is visiting Ireland this week – filming a new season of a golf series called The Links Life. The golf travel documentary will air on YouTube and other major streaming platforms and will highlight some of our top golf courses.

Viewers will see Bill Murray – who is joined by the show’s presenter, author Tom Coyne – play a number of courses around Ireland – including Druids Glen, the O’Meara course at Carton House, Carne Golf Links, Portsalon, the new St Patrick’s Links course at Rosapenna, Cruit Island, Narin & Portnoo, Enniscrone, Connemara, Galway Bay Golf Resort and Ballybunion. Filming for the series is supported by Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.

Publicity and broadcasts like this are a key element of Tourism Ireland’s programme of activity, to keep Ireland front and centre in the minds of future visitors from the US and elsewhere around the world.

Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, said: “We are delighted to support the filming of The Links Life featuring Bill Murray. It is a really great way to showcase Ireland and some of our top golf courses. Our aim is to remind viewers that Ireland offers some of the very best golf in the world, as well as spectacular scenery and fantastic experiences. The episodes filmed here will help ensure that Ireland stays ‘top of mind’ among golfers in the US and elsewhere around the world.”
  Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland (left), and US actor Bill Murray, at Druids Glen Golf Resort.

Notes To Editors

  • Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
  • In 2019, we welcomed almost 11.3 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of over €5.8 billion.
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, 33 market sites available in 30 different countries in 11 language versions around the world.