Published Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Actors Bill Murray, Joel Murray and Aidan Quinn will all play in the Pro-Am. (© Getty)
A host of other famous faces - from Legends of the Fall actor Aidan Quinn to singer Ronan Keating, football's Martin O'Neill and Pat Jennings, and rugby stars David Humphreys and Andrew Trimble - will also take part.
The Pro-Am is held on the day before the Irish Open proper gets underway, Wednesday 27 June.
"The Irish Open is a fantastic opportunity for those involved in local tourism and sport to showcase our fantastic facilities here in Northern Ireland," the chief executive of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Alan Clarke, said.
With our three home-grown major golf champions, a world class course and a fantastic line-up competing for the prize, it's really no surprise that this event has captured the imagination of celebrities and public alike.
"And the quality of the event is reflected in the attendance of such high-profile guests from sport and screen - their attendance will further raise the profile of Northern Ireland golf."
"We have a full programme of activity planned for these guests to make sure that their trip is a memorable one and many will be staying on to enjoy the tournament, see other parts of Northern Ireland, and sample a wide variety of other golf courses."
The Irish Open is returning to Northern Ireland for the first time in nearly 60 years and the European Tour is expecting the event to be a sell-out, with over 100,000 people expected to descend on the North Coast.
The four-day tournament runs from Thursday 28 June to Sunday 1 July.