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Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 4-8 July



Be at Ballyliffin ...


Ballyliffin Guide 




How to get here ...

 Irish Open Traffic Map


If travelling to Ballyliffin from the east travel via Derry/Londonderry and Quigley’s Point while west traffic should travel via Buncrana.


Free Parking ...

Free public parking located right on the grounds of Ballyliffin Golf Club.


All labelled vehicles will use the main entrance including buses, taxis & disabled drivers. The public parking will be divided into two parking areas at the Golf club. Motorists are requested to cooperate & follow the directions of members of An Garda Siochana & Event Stewards to ensure smooth traffic flow.


Motorists are advised:

  • To switch off Sat Nav’s, when VMS or Event signage indicates.  
  • Obey Garda directions and signage
  • Drive with patience and care and allow extra time for your journey


Check out the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Site Map


Shuttle Service ...

Complimentary non-stop shuttle for residents of Carndonagh, Buncrana and Clonmany from Thursday 5 July to Sunday 8 July from 6.30am to 12noon and from 2pm to 7.30pm (8.30pm on Friday):

  • Carndonagh Diamond to Ballyliffin Golf Club
  • Buncrana Leisure Centre to Ballyliffin Golf Club
  • Clonmany Centra to Ballyliffin Golf Club


Please note that there are no Park & Ride facilities available in these towns and you are advised to drive directly to Ballyliffin Golf Club where free parking is available. 


Ferry Service ... 

Additional sailings will be available on the Lough Foyle Ferry Service from Magilligan to Greencastle and on the Swilly Ferry Service from Rathmullan to Buncrana over the course of the tournament. 


Sailings from Magilligan to Greencastle are available from 6am to 10.15pm each day from 4 to 8 July. Further details on sailings are available at


The Swilly Ferry Service from Rathmullan to Buncrana will also be available throughout the tournament with sailings on 4, 7 & 8 July from 6.50am to 8.30pm and on 5 & 6 July from 5.50am to 8.20pm. Bus service from Buncrana to Ballyliffin is available and prebooking is essential.  For more on this service visit 



What's on, must see ...




Planned road closures ... 



News updates ...


25 June 2018 - Working round the clock for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

With just over one week to go before thousands of golfing fans descend on Ballyliffin communities have been working round the clock to get their towns and villages looking their very best for this special occasion. Read more ... 

 James Nesbitt 60x60 22 June 2018 - Host of Stars Confirmed for the 2018 Pro Am at Irish Open

Personalities from the worlds of sport, music, TV and film are just some of the talent who are lined up to play in the Pro Am ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open .Read more...

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 21 June 2018 - Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Traffic Management Plan

 The following issues are key to the role out of the traffic management plan. Read more ...

Thomas Pieters

19 June 18 - Ryder Cup hopefuls Pieters, Levy and Olesen chase Ballyliffin glory

Thomas Pieters, a breakout star of The 2016 Ryder Cup, will be aiming to boost his chances of a return to Team Europe at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Read more ...

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15 June 2018 - Public meeting on 2018 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

A public information meeting will be held on Wednesday 20 June 2018 at 7pm in the Ballyliffin Golf Club for local businesses and the community.  Read more ...

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12 June 2018 - Enjoy door-to-door experience for Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

Fans travelling to the 2018 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open will enjoy a convenient door-to-door experience, with free public parking located right on the grounds of Ballyliffin Golf Club. Read more ...

Sunday Grandstand

7 June 2018 - Sunday grandstand tickets sell out for 2018 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

Sunday tickets for the 18th grandstand at the 2018 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation have sold out completely. Read more ...

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1 June 2018 - Dubai Duty Free looking for Best Dressed Shopfront

Businesses and communities across Inishowen are being invited to take part in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Best Dressed Shopfront or Building competition.  Read more ...

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17 May 2018 - Putt yourself in the picture with Dubai Duty Free Irish Open kids competition

Children throughout Ireland are being invited to putt themselves in the picture and win some fabulous prizes to celebrate the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in Ballyliffin.  Read more ... 


Useful links ...  

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