Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar TD recently urged members of the Donegal tourism industry to take full advantage of all the opportunities presented by the Irish Open which will be held in the nearby Royal Portrush Golf Club from 28th June – 1st July, saying “It is imperative that as the cream of golfing journalism descends on Antrim to cover the event that we take advantage of their proximity to win some reflective glory.”
- Fáilte Ireland is endeavouring to leverage the event to the full benefit of Donegal by rolling out the following initiatives:
- Top golfing journalists will be invited to visit the region and sample local golf product.
- A special twelve-page supplement is planned to run on the 19th April in advance of the Open, promoting Donegal, Ballyliffin, Rosapenna etc as a top-class golf destination.
Fáilte Ireland’s Golf website will have a dedicated Irish Open page where it will promote golf and other tourism offers available in the northwest during the event.