Lahinch is a small, welcoming and truly lively holiday resort with an atmosphere and energy that’s all its own. It nestles at the head of Liscannor Bay, beside a 2 km long beach of golden sands. The shape of the resort creates Atlantic breakers that attract surfing and canoeing enthusiasts from all over the world and Lahinch has earned a reputation as a top ‘surf centre’ – with surf schools, social life and great atmosphere to boot. It’s also great for lovers of other water sports too: sailing, swimming, kite surfing, skin-diving, deep-sea and fresh water fishing are also popular here.
Origin of Name: Lahinch takes its name from the Irish ‘An Leacht’ or ‘Leacht Uí Chonchubhair’, meaning ‘The Memorial Cairn of O'Connor’.
Bird watchers enjoy exploring the marshes north of the town that are home to a wide variety of terrestrial, freshwater and marine birds. In contrast, Golfers are kept happy too thanks to the 18 hole renowned championship courses – Lahinch Golf Course and Lahinch Castle Golf Course.
Whatever your reason for visiting Lahinch, you’ll find there’s a whole variety of amenities and facilities to add to your holiday – from great little shops , eateries and pubs to a full-facility entertainment centre on the promenade, complete with swimming pool, restaurant and playground. During the summer period the whole place comes alive with dance and music throughout the town, catering for all ages.