£35 million pounds – thats the figure that retail and tourism experts have put on the financial benefit to this years Irish Open Golf Championships being held in the Royal Portrush Golf club, Co. Antrim.
When Killarney hosted the prestigious tournament in 2010 and 2011, organisers claimed that €30m (£28m) was spent each year in the region as a result.
Economist John Simpson said that the north coast area — the same size as the Co Kerry town in population terms — could benefit from an even bigger cash injection as more visitors are expected to attend the event this year than in the previous two years.
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