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Rory McIlroy at Adare Manor last year. Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Adare Manor confirmed as host of 2026 Ryder Cup

The biennial event between Europe and the United States was previously held in Ireland in 2006.

LAST UPDATE | 25 Jul 2019

IRELAND HAS BEEN confirmed as the host of the 2026 Ryder Cup, according to the European Tour. 

The JP McManus owned Adare Manor in Co Limerick will host the biennial contest in seven years time.

The tournament between Europe and the United States was previously held in Ireland in 2006 at the K Club in Co Kildare.

Making the announcement, Guy Kinnings, European Ryder Cup Director, said it would not have been possible without the support of  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the Irish Government “who are in receipt of our grateful and heartfelt thanks”.

Varadkar said he’s sure when the Ryder Cup comes to Adare ”we will see many more great sporting memories created, and great sporting friendships forged”.

It will be a fantastic occasion for everyone on the island of Ireland, and for the many visitors from both sides of the Atlantic who can look forward to another great Irish welcome.

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Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross brought a memo to Cabinet this morning seeking to licence the event, following months of discussions with the European Tour. 

Ross briefed his Cabinet colleagues last November on the work being done behind the scenes and the meetings held in the months previous.

The minister attended the Ryder Cup in Paris and met with organisers of the European Tour primarily to discuss potential future hosting of the tournament in Ireland.

As a follow up to that visit, the CEO and Deputy CEO of the European Tour met with the Taoiseach and the minister on 5 November 2018.

Adare Manor will follow in the footsteps of Whistling Straits in Wisconsin (2020), Marco Simone in Italy (2022) and Bethpage Black in New York (2024) as the venue for the team contest. 

JP McManus said he was “very happy” Adare Manor was chosen for the tournament, adding taht he was looking forward to welcoming visitors from around the world.  

Adare Manor previously hosted the Irish Open in 2007 and again the following year in 2008. 

With reporting from Christina Finn 

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