Tag Archives: golf

Killarney to host 3 Irish Open in 2010

17 Oct

The news that Killarney has been chosen to host the Irish Open golf tournament next year, has been hailed as a major boost for tourism in Kerry. Killarney’s Killeen course was chosen above rival applicants from Mount Juliet, Fota Island and Baltray, to host the event, which will be held over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. Killarney last hosted the Open in 1992, when it was won by British golfer Nick Faldo. Mayor of Killarney, Michael Gleeson, said the news couldn’t come at a better time for the town’s business people.

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Irish Seniors Open in Ballybunion

3 Jun

Arts, Sports and Tourism Minister, Martin Cullen, is in Kerry this morning to launch the Irish Seniors Open golf tournament. It’s taking place in Ballybunnion golf course this weekend, and is expected to provide a welcome boost to tourism in north Kerry.

The competition is part of the European Seniors tours, and will attract two former Ryder Cup captains, Sam Torrance and Ian Woosnam.