The Irish Legends presented by McGinley Foundation returns to Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort in 2022.

The Old Tom Morris Links at the stunning Rosapenna Resort will host the event from 16 August – 20 August 2022.

The Irish Legends presented by the McGinley Foundation is set to welcome some of the biggest names from European senior golf to Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort in August…

Ireland was named Europe’s Best Golf Destination 2020 at the World Golf Awards and it is easy to see why when you visit Donegal. Often referred as the links capital of Ireland, Donegal is a golfer’s dream which has been enchanting golfers for years. This great county encapsulates everything that is magical about the Wild Atlantic Way.


Paul Lawrie, The Open Championship winner from 1999, will lock horns once again with Jean van de Velde, who famously blew a three-shot lead on the final hole at Carnoustie 23 years ago before losing to the Scot in a play-off. The pair will be joined by host Paul McGinley, who will kick off his Legends Tour campaign, while 2005 US Open winner Michael Campbell will also be in the field.

Before some of the best senior players test themselves on the County Donegal links from August 18-20, a Celebrity Series event will see stars from the world of sport and showbiz tee it up on Tuesday, August 16. Legendary Gaelic football manager Jim Gavin, actor and presenter Jimmy Nesbitt, and musicians Daniel O’Donnell, Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden will all take centre stage.



The popular event is supported by Fáilte Ireland who continue to invest in and support in golf tourism in Ireland.

Other key partners include Tourism Northern Ireland and the Donegal Tourist Board.

Away from the course, 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. Country music star Nathan Carter is set to headline the festival.

This will be the second Irish Legends tournament the Rosapenna links has hosted in as many years, with the event returning to the senior circuit following an 11-year absence in 2021. Thomas Bjørn claimed his maiden Legends Tour win with a birdie on the second play-off hole to end the challenge of Welshman Phillip Price last year.

Phil Harrison, chief executive officer of the Legends Tour, said: “August will be an exciting month for the Legends Tour and we are delighted to be heading to Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort for a second time in as many years.

“We are expecting a great event at the superb course where the local crowds will play a huge part, and these ticket reductions are in place to give more people the opportunity to see greats from the world of golf and entertainment at an affordable cost.”



The McGinley Foundation, set up in 2013, aims to support charities and not-for profit organisations that Paul and his wife Alison have a close association with. The Foundation puts particular emphasis on supporting those that assist children and young adults.

Accommodation Options:

Mulroy Woods Hotel, Milford, Co. Donegal

Over 55’s Special Offer: From only €149 per night to include B&B, two course dinner and tea, coffee and scones in our ‘Wee Bar’.

20.9km from Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort


Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny, Co Donegal

3 Night Young at Heart Special Offer: from €300 Total Price for Two People Sharing. Includes: 3 Nights Bed and Breakfast, 2 Course Meal on an Evening of Your Choice, Cream Tea for Two on an Afternoon of Your Choice.

33.9km from Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort


Station House Hotel Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Golden Years Package: Relax, unwind and enjoy a good night’s sleep at the Station House Hotel. Enjoy a two night stay with breakfast included each morning, a box of luxurious chocolates in your room on arrival and one four course evening meal PLUS a complimentary bottle of house wine paired with your meal – from €208 total price. 3 Night option also available.

32.2km from Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort