This is the name of the town that our shop has been in since 1979. ‘Leacht Ui Chonchuir’ translates from Irish as ‘tomb / resting place of O’Connor.’ The O’Connors laid claim to this land in the 1300’s. So the story goes, In 1471 an O’Connor chieftain was murdered in his castle (what is now called Dough Castle near Liscannor Bridge) by his nephews and was buried at the end of what is now the main street of Lahinch. This design plays on the image of the surfers, referring to the iconic images of the men of the aran islands carrying their currachs. (boats) Lahinch is now mostly a ‘surfer’ town, The Wild Atlantic Way has provided many with a livelihood, but the sea and our coastlines itself will (hopefully) always remain wild and untamed, same could be said about a lot of locals!