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Paul McGinley wants to recreate the festival magic of that memorable 2019 Irish Open at Lahinch when he hosts the Irish Legends at Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort from August 16-20.

Many greats of the game and some famous faces will take to the Old Tom Morris Links for the Legends Tour event, presented by the McGinley Foundation.

McGinley will be joined by major winners Paul Lawrie and Michael Campbell and he promises the event will be a festival, albeit smaller in scale, similar to that massively successful Irish Open with country music star Nathan Carter set to headline the entertainment.

“Come along it’s going to be a lot of fun,” McGinley said, urging fans to make the most of the current half-price ticket offer for what promises to be an entertaining few days.

“It’s going to be entertainment. What I’m trying to do, like I did when I hosted the Irish Open in Lahinch, is create a festival and put a golf tournament in the middle of it.”

A Celebrity Series event will see stars from the world of sport and showbiz tee it up on Tuesday, August 16 including former Dublin manager Jim Gavin, actor Jimmy Nesbitt, and musicians Daniel O’Donnell, Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden.

Donegal County Council will stage two concerts on the grounds of the adjacent Na Dúnaibh GAA pitch on Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20. All golf spectators will receive free access to the concert on the given day of their ticket.

“I think we’re going to have massive crowds, we’re going to have a big festival, we’re going to have a couple of nights’ entertainment, we’re going to have activities going on and engagement of the people coming along,” McGinley said.

“Donegal County Council has been very supportive with everything we’ve done, they’ve invested a lot of money and I think it’s going to be terrific, I really do.”

Tickets remain available for all five days of golf at www.legendstour.com/tickets, and a limited-time early booking offer means you can get up to 50 per cent off a day ticket until August 8 while under 16s go free.

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