The Mayor of the City and County of Limerick has welcomed the announcement that Adare Manor in Co. Limerick is to host the Ryder Cup in 2026. A deal between the European Tour and the Government has been agreed with a formal announcement expected later about the hosting, which could be worth in the region of €160 million to the local economy.
Mayor Michael Sheahan said it is a huge honour to host one of the world’s greatest sporting competitions and a huge opportunity for Limerick to showcase itself over the next seven years, culminating in the week of the Ryder Cup itself.
Mayor Sheahan said: “This is fantastic news for Limerick that the world’s most prestigious golf tournament is coming to Limerick and Adare Manor in 2026. I know there has been a lot of hard work and discussions that have taken place in the background to secure the tournament for Adare Manor.”
“Congratulations must go to JP McManus and the whole team in Adare Manor, who have developed a world leading resort and golf course that can cater for the world’s best.”
“The Ryder Cup is a wonderful opportunity to promote Limerick and the wider region to a mass worldwide audience and we must take this opportunity with both hands and maximise its potential for the Limerick city region.”
“I am calling on all state and local agencies, businesses, tourism bodies, and all regional stakeholders to come together as soon as possible to start planning for what will undoubtedly be the highlight of 2026 in Limerick and a massive boost to the region.”
Dr Pat Daly Deputy Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council added: “We are delighted that the plans to host the Ryder Cup in Adare have been realised. We only have to look at the impact the Irish Open had in Lahinch and the British Open in Portrush recently to see the benefits large-scale golf tournaments can have for local economies. The Ryder Cup is on an even bigger scale again.”
“Limerick City and County Council is looking forward to working closely with the host team of Adare Manor and other stakeholders to make sure that Limerick is looking its best as host for the competition.”