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10 Things To Do In Lahinch (For 2023)

There are lots of things to do in Lahinch. Lahinch is a small town in the County of Clare, a popular surfing spot for locals. Aside from the beach, there are also interesting activities in Lahinch that visitors can enjoy.

READ MORE: Best Hotels In Lahinch. 

So here are the top things to do in Lahinch, and why it’s worth visiting this small town.

Things To Do In Lahinch Ireland (For 2023)

1. Lahinch Beach

Lahinch beach

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Lahinch Beach is a sandy, crescent-shaped Blue Flag beach in County Clare. It is located in Liscannor Bay and faces the Atlantic Ocean which gives the beach its famous swells.

The beach is a popular surfing, kite surfing and kayaking spot in the country. It is also near Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, making it an ideal side trip for those visiting these famous Irish attractions.

It is also one of the most convenient day trips from Galway.

Contact Information

Address: Lahinch Beach, Lahinch, Clare, Republic of Ireland


2.Kenny’s Lahinch Art Gallery

Kenny’s Lahinch Art Gallery is an art gallery in Lahinch that provides an outlet for local artists. It is owned by Carmel Kenny who has been the patron of arts for North Clare.

The gallery held exhibitions all throughout the year.

Opening Times

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: open on request

Wednesday: open on request

Thursday: 12 A.M – 5.00 P.M

Friday : 12 A.M – 5 P.M

Saturday : 11 A.M – 5 P.M

Sunday : 12 P.M. – 5. P.M

Contact Information

Address:  Main Street, Lahinch, Clare, Republic of Ireland


Phone:  +353 (0)65 708 1400

3.Walk along the promenade

A promenade is a good place to just walk around. There are some interesting shops in the area and Lahinch beach can also be seen from the Promenade.

4.Lahinch Seaworld & Leisure Centre

One of the most popular family seaside resorts in Ireland, Lahinch Seaward and Leisure Centre boasts one of the largest indoor aquariums in Ireland.

Aside from the aquarium, the leisure center also has a 25-meter pool, sauna, jacuzzi, steam room, and a kiddies pool.

Whether you are a swimmer, a fitness fanatic, or simply looking for a place to relax and unwind, Lahinch Seaward and Leisure Centre has it all.

Opening Times

Winter –  September to the end of June

Monday to Thursday 7 am to 9.30pm

Friday 7 am to 6.00pm

Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm

Summer – July to the start of September

Monday, Tuesday Wednesday, Thursday 7.00am am to 9.30pm (pool & gym)

Friday     7.00am-6.00pm(pool & Gym)

Saturday and Sunday  10 am to 6 pm

Admission Fee

For a complete list of fees, click here.

Contact Information

Address: Promenade, Dough, Lahinch, Co. Clare, Ireland


Phone: +353 65 708 1900

5.Take a surfing lesson

Lahinch is one of the most popular surfing spots in the country so there are several surfing schools along the promenade. If you want to learn surfing, Lahinch is the best place to do it.

Things To Do Near Lahinch

6.Hag’s Head

hag's head

Hag’s Head is the most southerly point of Cliffs of Moher. The edge of the cliffs forms an unusual rock formation that resembles a woman’s head looking out to the sea.

According to legend, an old hag, Mal of Malbay, fell in love with the Irish mythology hero, Cu Chulainn. She chased the Cu Chulainn one day but lost her footing while crossing the sea stacks and fell off the cliff.

7.Moher Hill Farm

Moher Hill Farm is an open farm and leisure park located on the Western seaboard of Cliffs of Moher. It is located in the nearby Liscannor and it’s only less than 15 minutes from Doolin.

Aside from the animals, they also have several outdoor and indoor activities for the entire family. They have mini-golf, nature walking trail, picnic and play areas.

If you are traveling with family, this is one of the best things to do in Doolin with kids.

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm. Sunday from 12 pm to 6 pm.

Admission Fee

€8 Adult

€8 Child

€6 Child under 3 years

€6 Senior Citizens

Children under 18 months go free

Contact Information

Address: Moher Hill Open Farm, Cliffs of Moher Road, Liscannor, Co.Clare.


Phone: 0657081071

8.The Burren

Burren National Park

The Burren National Park is the smallest among the national parks in Ireland. Established in 1991, it only covers an area of 5.8 square miles in Clare,

The name Burren came from the word “Boireann” which means “great rock”. It is because the entire park is dominated by a glaciated karst landscape. Despite the soil being covered by rocks, the park has diverse and rich floras.

During summer, these floras bloom in a way that will leave the visitors in awe because of the park’s natural beauty.

Opening Times

April to September only. Daily between 9:30 am to 5 pm. To verify the schedule, click here.

Admission Fee


Contact Information


Phone: +353-65-6827693 

9.Cliffs of Moher

cliffs of moher tour and tips

The Cliffs of Moher are sea cliffs located in County Clare, Ireland.  It is one of Ireland’s most spectacular sights and one of the most visited attractions in Ireland with 1.5 million visitors annually.

Standing 702ft above the ground at their highest point and 8km long, Cliffs of Moher boasts one of the most amazing views in Ireland. In a good day, you can see the Aran Islands in Galway Bay.

To learn more about Cliffs of Moher, click here.

Buy your ticket online here.


10.The Rock Shop

The Rock Shop in Liscannor is one of the most unique gift shops in Ireland. This gift shop offers a fascinating display of fossils, gemstones and collectible rocks for collectors. They also have beautiful crystals in their natural forms and extensive collections of perfume, pottery, and textiles.

You can also check this list of Irish gifts for her and Irish gifts for him for ideas on what to bring back home.

Opening Times

The gift shop is open daily from 10am-5.00pm

Contact Information

Address:   Derreen, Liscannor, Co. Clare, Ireland


Phone: +353 65 708 1930

If you’re looking for a place to stay, check out our list of best hotels in Lahinch.

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