Mount Julliet will be a stunning Irish Open setting
With the Irish Open set to kick off on Thursday July 1, organisers are calling on golfers from Laois to try their luck and be the lucky person selected to play in this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Pro Am at Mount Juliet Estate on June 30, when Coronas singer Danny O’Reilly, Kilkenny hurler TJ Reid, impressionist Conor ‘Sketches’ Moore, Today FM broadcaster Dermot Whelan, and Kilkenny hurling legends DJ Carey and Henry Shefflin will all tee it up in the curtain-raiser.
Mount Juliet Estate will provide the stunning backdrop to the 2021 edition of the island of Ireland’s national open, where Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry, Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell will all compete for their national title.
To enter the competition at ET.Golf/IrelandProAm, all you have to do is answer a question, fill in your details and be available on June 30. The competition opens today (Wednesday June 16), and closes next Wednesday (June 23).
Taking part in this year’s Pro Am is impressionist Conor ‘Sketches’ Moore. He said:
“I’ve been getting the practice in over the last few weeks in preparation for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. It’s been a strange year so I’m very excited to get down to Mount Juliet and have a bit of craic. It’s what it’s all about.”
Also taking part in the Pro Am, hurling legend Henry Shefflin said;
“I’ve recently been announced as an ambassador of the golf academy at Mount Juliet Estate. The course is beautiful and being asked to play amongst the professionals in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Pro-Am is a huge honour and a challenge but something I’m very much looking forward to.”
Tickets for the pilot Government event have now sold out. To be the first to hear ticket and event news for 2022, fans can register interest at ET.GOLF/DDFIO2021
All next week on RTÉ Nationwide, presenters Anne Cassin and Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh take a journey along the Royal Canal, all 146 kilometers of it, stretching from Spencer Dock in Dublin all the way to Clondra, Co Longford.
All along the way, presenters Anne and Bláthnaid will meet the communities for whom the canal is of great importance.
Anne takes a barge trip from Dublin through the unique landscape of the Deep Sinking, to Leixlip, and rambles on to Maynooth, where the Royal Canal greenway begins. From there she visits an art gallery in Kilcock, she runs with Na Fianna running club in Enfield and meets some canoeists at Ribbontail.
While all that is going on, Bláthnaid goes to Strokestown House and learns about the National Famine Way, she visits the Tidy Towns winning village of Abbeyshrule, joins a rambling group in Ballynacargy and meets Clare Crinnigan, who was born in a lock house on the canal.
Nationwide all next week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7PM on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player.
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