Fancy a Night with Rory McIlroy in Belfast?

Rory McIlroy Back in Belfast This Summer to Host a Charity Evening at the Belfast Waterfront – All ticket sales will go to the Rory Foundation

World number 2 Golfer Rory McIlroy and the Rory Foundation have announced they will kick off the week of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open by hosting a charity Evening with Rory at the Belfast Waterfront. 

The event will take place on Tuesday, 4th of July at 7pm and all ticket proceeds from the evening will go to the Rory Foundation. 

Award-winning Actor and star of Cold Feet and Lucky Man, James Nesbitt, will act as MC for the evening. The special guest will be announced at a later date. 

“Coming home to Northern Ireland is always great, no matter where in the world I’ve been. To play golf in front of a home crowd is really special and I’m looking forward to an enjoyable evening at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall. 

If last year’s event in Dublin is anything to go by, it will be one of the highlights of my year. It was an excellent night’s entertainment with myself and Sir Alex Ferguson being interviewed, and occasionally grilled, by Jimmy Nesbitt.     

 But more importantly than that, we raised a substantial amount of money for my Foundation that really benefited a number children’s charities – at the end of the day, that’s why we’re doing this,”    said McIlroy. 


 The Rory Foundation was established in 2013 to help children live better lives, to raise funds and offer support to children’s charities with a special meaning and purpose for Rory. 

 Beneficiaries of the Rory Foundation so far include the Cancer Fund for Children, Mencap NI, Sport Changes Life, all based in Northern Ireland, and Barretstown, the Jack & Jill Foundation and LauraLynn Children’s Hospice, all based near Dublin. 

 Sport Changes Life will be the primary beneficiary of this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open. Sport Changes Life work in disadvantaged communities in Northern Ireland to help young people find a path to a brighter future with the help of international student-athletes, the Victory Scholars. 

Other charities in the region who will also benefit, will be announced over the coming months.

“We raised a lot of money last year by hosting An Evening with Rory in Dublin and it gave fans a chance to get up close and personal with Rory. It was a great success so we wanted to replicate it in Belfast this year. 

We wouldn’t be able to do the work we do without the support of the public so thank you to anyone who has supported us in the past or who is going to purchase tickets to the evening,” said Barry Funston, Chief Executive of the Rory Foundation. 

The Rory Foundation will host the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open for the third year from the 6th to the 9th of July at Portstewart Golf Club and a percentage of tickets sold throughout the tournament will go directly to the Rory Foundation. 

Early bird tickets for an Evening with Rory range from £40.00 – £60.00 GBP and are on sale now from Early bird tickets are on sale for a limited time only. 

For further information on the Rory Foundation see

Belfast Parkland International Golf Tournament 

Another exciting event happening at the beginning of July in the same week prior to the Irish Open, will be the inaugral Belfast Parkland International Golf Tournament. 

This Amateur Pairs Stableford event is open to both Lady and Gentlemen Golfers in any combination and will be played at three of the top golf courses in the Belfast area being Malone Golf Club, Royal Belfast Golf Club and Shandon Park Golf Club. 

The event takes place from Monday 3rd – Wednesday 5th July 2017 and is very reasonably priced at only £99.00 GBP per person. 

Those who play in this tournament will have the opportunity to book tickets to attend An Evening with Rory McIlroy which takes place on the Tuesday evening. 

After the tournament is complete, golfers will enjoy travelling to Portstewart Golf Club to see the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open if they would like.

Tee times for the Belfast Parkland International Golf Tournament are filling up, so it is reccommended that you get your name onto the timesheet as soon as possible, so that you can select your preferred starting tee time. 

To book this tournament, go to, email: [email protected]or call +44 28 7032 6707. 

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