The five-star Europe Hotel & Resort in Killarney has become an Official Sponsor to the 3 Irish Open from July 29 – August 1 at the Killarney Golf & Fishing Club.


The Europe Hotel & Resort, part of the Liebherr Group, which also owns Dunloe Castle and Ard na Sidhe Hotels, is the first Kerry-based business to offer major support to the 3 Irish Open.


As the Official Hotel of the 3 Irish Open, The Europe Hotel & Resort is the perfect location for competitors and fans alike. Set in a stunning location on the edge of Lough Lein, the hotel recently invested in a comprehensive refurbishment programme and now boasts an award winning 50,000 sq ft spa – ESPA at The Europe –and 187 beautifully presented rooms.


Gerry Browne, Marketing Director at The Europe Hotel & Resort, said: “We at The Europe Hotel & Resort are delighted that this important sporting event is coming back to Co Kerry – we wanted to be part of the 3 Irish Open as soon as we heard it was heading to Killarney.


“Tourism, and indeed golfing tourism, is an integral part of our industry and I hope that television viewers all over the world will see how beautiful Ireland, and specifically Killarney, can be in the summer.”


Ben Watson, Championship Director, the 3 Irish Open, said: “We are delighted to welcome The Europe Hotel &Resort as Official Sponsor and the Official Hotel of the 3 Irish Open. The hotel is the perfect example of the standards required to make the 3 Irish Open a world-class tournament, and  is great to see a very local business investing in Ireland’s national Open. We have no doubt that any players and their guests staying in the 3 Irish Open’s Official Hotel will have a truly memorable experience.”