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Lahinch, County Clare

county clareLahinch or Lehinch (as it is often misspelled) is a village on Liscannor Bay, on the northwest coast of County Clare. Lahinch is one of Ireland's most popular seaside resorts with its spectacular scenery, friendly people and choice accommodation.

There is a 1 mile (1.6km) stretch of golden sandy beach at Lahinch, and, in the words of Percy French, "At Lahinch the sea shines like a jewel". The sea wall, promenade and Lahinch strand offer a choice of excellent walks.

Lahinch has long been a popular destination for golfers, with its two 18 hole courses. Lahinch Golf Links has the distinction of being an Alister MacKenzie course and ranks among the top links golf courses, not only in Ireland, but in the world.

When visiting Lahinch there are many sights to see and things to do that will interest any tourists to the west of Ireland. North of the village on the Liscannor Road can be seen the remains of Dough Castle, originally founded by the O'Connors in 1306.

In recent times, Lahinch has also become a popular resort for surfing, with surf boards for hire and lessons available. These features combined with many other indoor and outdoor activities make Lahinch an exceptional holiday location.

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