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Eyes on the Open

Posted 19th Feb, 2019

Stephanie Geddis

Stephanie Geddis Digital Executive

For the first time in 68 years, Northern Ireland is set to welcome the return of The Open.

The 148th Open at Royal Portrush

The eyes of the world will fall on Northern Ireland from Sunday 14 – Sunday 21 July 2019, with the Championship attracting more than 190,000 spectators and will be broadcast to over 600m households around the world. 

Tourism NI marked the start of the official build up to The 148th Open at Royal Portrush with this short film 'We've come a long way.'

John McGrillen, Tourism NI’s Chief Executive, commented: “We can’t wait to show the world all we have to offer. Northern Ireland’s reputation as a premier destination for international events will also be firmly established as a result of hosting The 148th Open. From stand-out golf courses across the country, visitor attractions, hotels, and a rich heritage to award-winning food & drink and the warmest of welcomes, Northern Ireland is perfectly positioned to host an event of this scale and significance.”

Northern Ireland’s reputation as a premier destination for international events will also be firmly established as a result of hosting The 148th Open.

The Open is an event that is set to benefit Northern Ireland for years to come. It showcases Northern Ireland as a premier destination for international events.

At ICC Belfast we are excited to welcome The Open to Northern Ireland helping achieve our aim that is to deliver world class conferences and events so that Northern Ireland becomes a business tourism hotspot! 

By doing so everyone in Belfast and Northern Ireland can benefit socially, culturally and economically from welcoming new visitors to our city. Today, tomorrow and beyond...


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