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Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by Rory McIlroy & the Rory Foundation to benefit Barretstown, Jack & Jill and LauraLynn

May 19, 2016 - May 22, 2016

Rory McIlroy and his charitable foundation, the Rory Foundation, announce that Barretstown, the Jack & Jill Foundation and LauraLynn Children’s Hospice will benefit from this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at The K Club from the 19th to the 22nd of May

The money raised by the Rory Foundation will be divided between the three charities to help support specific projects identified by the charities. Ambassadors from each charity; ex Ireland rugby player Gordon D’Arcy, ex Dublin GAA footballer and Dubs goalie John O’Leary and RTE Broadcaster Ray D’Arcy (pictured here) announcing the charity partnership.

Rory McIlroy will host an evening with Sir Alex Ferguson at the Convention Centre Dublin on Tuesday, May 17th. The MC for the night is award-winning actor James Nesbitt who starred in Sky’s Lucky Man and The Hobbit.

All ticket proceeds from the evening will go to the Rory Foundation.
Tickets are available from


The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation tickets can be purchased from:

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I am delighted my Foundation is again hosting this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. This is a great platform to showcase what we do for children’s charities. I’m honoured to support three very worthy charities all based close to The K Club. To give a little something back is very important to me, especially when I can offer support to help children and their families. I can’t wait to get back to Ireland and raise as much money as possible for Barretstown, the Jack & Jill Foundation and LauraLynn Children’s Hospice.” – Rory McIlroy


On behalf of the 300 children with severe disabilities across the country, whose families receive home nursing care hours from Jack & Jill, I want to say a huge thank you to the Rory Foundation. To be one of the three chosen charities for the Irish Open is such a great honour and every €16 raised for Jack & Jill will fund one hour of home nursing care for a sick child, in a partnership that is as important for awareness raising as it is for fundraising. The journey of caring for a sick child is a challenging one, I know that, with parents and siblings often feeling isolated and overwhelmed just trying to get through the day. Knowing that the highly prestigious Irish Open in The K Club in May, and the whole team from the golfers to the spectators and the organisers, are behind us, well that really extends a hand of friendship to our families. We can’t thank you enough for supporting Jack & Jill and for reaching out to our families and reminding all of us that we never walk alone. – Jonathan Irwin


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