Adare Manor in Ireland to stage 2026 Ryder Cup

Hot on the heels of Shane Lowry winning the 148th Open on home soil, Irish golf has been handed another huge boost.

Adare Manor in County Limerick will host the 2026 Ryder Cup

It follows confirmation that the 2026 Ryder Cup will be staged at Adare Manor, the County Limerick venue owned by JP McManus.

The announcement means the biennial event is heading to the Emerald Isle for a second time after Ian Woosnam led his side to a record 18½-9½ victory at The K Club in 2006.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

The match at Adare Manor will follow contests at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin (2020), Marco Simone in Italy (2022) and Bethpage Black in New York (2024).

“We are delighted to announce the 2026 Ryder Cup will be staged in Ireland at Adare Manor which is a world class venue, both in terms of the golf course and the wider resort facilities,” said Guy Kinnings, European Ryder Cup director.

“Today’s announcement would not have been possible without the support of An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the Irish Government who are in receipt of our grateful and heartfelt thanks.

“Months of careful negotiation behind the scenes have seen us arrive at this point and we could not be happier to be able to take golf’s greatest team contest back to Ireland.

“Equally in receipt of our appreciation are Adare Manor owners JP and Noreen McManus and their entire team at the magnificent County Limerick venue.

“JP has shown unwavering support for golf and the European Tour over many years and we are delighted that Adare Manor will be the venue to showcase the next chapter in Ireland’s Ryder Cup story in seven years’ time.”

European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley added: “This is a tremendously proud day for everyone at the European Tour and everyone associated with the island of Ireland and Irish golf.

“When we started the discussions with both the Irish Government and Adare Manor on this entire project they promised to deliver, and they have both done that today.

“Over the past few weeks we have seen truly wonderful golfing occasions at both Lahinch and Royal Portrush and I know such memorable scenes will be repeated in seven years’ time at Adare Manor. Ireland has golf in its DNA and especially in relation to the Ryder Cup.”

McManus, a keen golfer who rarely misses the Dunhill Links Championship, said: “It is a wonderful tribute to the many great Irish golf ambassadors and success stories Ireland has had in golf over the years and a nice follow on from Shane’s momentous Open win on Sunday in Portrush. The nation was behind Shane, it was a great achievement and very well deserved.

“I am confident that the people of Ireland will get behind The Ryder Cup and take the opportunity to showcase Ireland on the world stage and ensure that The 2026 Ryder Cup will be an outstanding success.

“I hope the many tourist, golfing and business organisations will work together to identify all the opportunities for the benefit of the Ryder Cup, the Irish economy and across the south west community.”

Last year’s Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in France attracted more than 270,000 fans on course across the week - the largest attendance for a Ryder Cup held in Europe – with record social media engagement of more than 22 billion impressions globally.

The Ryder Cup also boosted economic activity in France by €235.7million – a significant increase compared to the £106 million of economic activity generated in Scotland in 2014 when Gleneagles hosted the contest.

Adare Manor, which was extensively renovated two years ago, hosted the Irish Open in 2007, a tournament won by Padraig Harrington two months before he went on to clinch the first of his two successive Open Championship titles at Carnoustie.

The Irish Open was staged again at Adare Manor the following year in 2008 when Englishman Richard Finch triumphed.

The venue has also hosted the JP McManus Pro-Am in 2005 and 2010 and is scheduled to do so again next July, with confirmed participants already including Padraig Harrington, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Jon Rahm, Justin Rose and Tiger Woods.

For all the latest Scottish news, sport and features click here, or head to our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.