Lahinch in County Clare, Ireland, has been a
centre for surfing in Ireland since the late
1960's. The local club in Lahinch hosted the
European surf championships in 1972.
I became interested in surfing in the late 1980's.
It all started for me as a result of a chat in a
pub in Liscannor, County Clare, which led my wife
Rosemary and I to buy the original shop on the
prom in Lahinch in 1989, which became the first
dedicated surf shop in Ireland. - Thanks to Colm
Toner from Kilshanny Garden centre for the
inspiration and Gerry Collins from Great outdoors
Dublin for pointing us in the right direction for