Supporters are being urged to avail of FREE Park & Ride shuttle services when the second Rolex Series event on the 2019 Race to Dubai calendar, the Irish Open rolls into Lahinch next week.
The 2014 Ryder Cup winning captain Paul McGinley will host the event, with tens of thousands of fans expected to descend on the County Clare links to catch a glimpse of the likes of Jon Rahm, Martin Kaymer and Shane Lowry.
All public parking will be located at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Park & Ride facilities to ensure minimal disruption for Lahinch residents and assist with traffic flow. Fans are advised to turn off their satellite navigation systems and follow the appropriate signage to the Park & Ride sites.
The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Park & Ride service will run from 7:00am to 8:45pm on Wednesday July 3, 6:15am to 10pm on Thursday July 4 to Saturday July 6, and from 6:15am to 8pm on the final day of play on Sunday July 7.
The service will be free for all spectators, with visitors travelling to Lahinch who do not plan to attend the golf also permitted to use the Park & Ride system free of charge.
There will also be a free public bus services to and from the event for residents of both Ennistymon and Liscannor from 7:00am to 8:45pm on Wednesday July 3, 6:15am to 10pm on Thursday July 4 to Saturday July 6, and from 6:15am to 8pm on Sunday July 7.
With fans able to easily walk between the course and the popular tourist town of Lahinch, spectators are advised to avoid driving into the town, where there will be several additional traffic regulations and parking restrictions in place.
Restrictions will be in place on the R478 Lahinch Town – Liscannor from 6am to 10pm on Wednesday July 3 to Sunday July 7, and the N67 Lahinch Main Street from 4pm to 9pm on Friday July 5 to Sunday July 7.
“We are delighted to be heading to the historic links at Lahinch Golf Club for the first time”, said Simon Alliss, the European Tour’s Championship Director for the tournament.
‘’We would like to extend our gratitude to the local council and organisations who have gone above and beyond to provide golf fans with the best possible experience, and we thank the spectators who will join us throughout the week for noting the travel arrangements in place to help make this an enjoyable week for local residents and those travelling from further afield.’’
Tickets for the 2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open are on sale at www.dubaidutyfreeirishopen.com