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Lahinch

Lahinch seaside village is a well-known golfing location that has recently become popular as a surfing resort.

  • Leath Inis in Gaelic, the name of this pristine beach and resort translates as "half island"
  • The area is known for its abundant seaside leisure activities and exceptional golf course

Lahinch Beach

  • Lahinch features a mile long stretch of golden, sandy beach, located at the mouth of a bay with an expansive dune system behind it
  • It is well suited for fishing and surfing, and is sheltered by the massive Cliffs of Moher
  • Along the beach side promenade, and local institutions include Lahinch Seaworld, a sea-life and leisure center, and Lahinch Surfing School, which provides a variety of lessons for surfers at all skill levels
  • In 1972, the European Surfing Finals were held here

Lahinch Golf Course

Perhaps the most famous institution in town is the Lahinch Golf Club. This unique course that was first set up in 1892 by the Limerick Golf Club with help from members of the Black Water regiment of Scotland stationed nearby. The 18-hole course is situated on the dune wilderness near the Cliffs of Moher. Its scenic beauty includes the remains of a round tower, and the course is often referred to as the St. Andrew's of Ireland. In 1928, Dr. Alexander MacKenzie of Scotland redesigned the course.

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