Lahinch literally translates as ‘Leath Inis’, or ‘Half Island’, a colourful description of a village which is flanked by the Atlantic to the west, the Inagh River to the north and the smaller Moy River to the south. Lahinch developed from having just a few cabins by the sea into the bustling seaside resort it is today, largely thanks to the arrival of the West Clare Railway in the latter half of the 19th century.
Despite the railway’s closure in the early 1960’s, Lahinch remains a popular tourist destination. One of its major attractions is its championship golf club, one of the finest in Ireland. The village also boasts over a mile of Atlantic facing sandy beach.
An ideal base for from which to enjoy fishing, water sports, walking and cycling, it is also located just a short distance from the Cliffs of Moher, the Burren and some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe.
We use the Lahinch Golf and Leisure Hotel, which sits just off the beach in the heart of the village.
Lahinch is blessed with over a mile of soft golden sandy beach which stretches from the village along the promenade and to the sandhills.