Paul McGinley’s plans for creating a “festival atmosphere” at Lahinch for The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open have received two major boosts.
*Paul McGinley, who pictured at Lahinch Golf Club. Photograph: Brian Arthur. Lahinch Golf Club hosting The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is estimated to be worth €15 million to the West Clare economy and the European Tour event is going to leave it’s mark on the county in more ways than one.
*Thorbjørn Olesen. Photograph: Getty Images Danish trio, Thorbjørn Olesen, Lucas Bjerregaard and Thomas Bjørn are the latest additions to a strong field for July’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open which takes place at Lahinch Golf Club.
*Doughmore Beach. Photograph: Arthur Ellis Renewed calls have been made for planning permission to be granted for coastal protection works at Doughmore Beach in Doonbeg in the wake of Storm Hannah.
*A damaged garden shed in Newmarket-on-Fergus. Photograph: Paula Carr Whelan Parts of Co Clare remain without power as the clean-up from Storm Hannah continues.
*Paul McGinley & Ian Poulter in Ryder Cup action. Photograph: Getty Images Ian Poulter will make his first appearance in the Republic of Ireland in 13 years when he tees off at Lahinch Golf Club for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open this July.
The actions of three Munster rugby players has caused annoyance among environmentalists in Clare.
“A draft mortuary notice for West Clare” has been issued by Clare County Council based on it’s economic development plans for the area according to the longest serving elected representative in the county.
*Cllr Bill Slattery. Photograph: Gary Collins An active Garda presence is needed in North Clare during The Irish Open and subsequently to police Blake’s Corner according to Cllr Bill Slattery.
*Russell Knox. Photograph: Getty Images / Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Reigning Irish Open champion, Russell Knox has confirmed he will defend his title at Lahinch Golf Club this July while organisers are expecting crowds in excess of 90,000.