We survived the storm……… James Bond comes to mind….shaken but not stirred. Nobody expected to see the utter devastation that was left behind from waves that covered the houses and shops along the prom in my home town of Lahinch last weekend. Scary stuff.
Never under estimate the power of the sea…..
I walked down this morning and took these photographs of the left-overs!!! I’m utterly gob-smacked at the damage and the amount of rubbish that has been make into soup and displayed along the railings like some bizarre art installation. Personal item’s, mostly the insidious stuff that is plastic, and the contents of all the re-cycling bins that were carried 10 meters into the play-ground releasing the evidence of merriment of the recent festivities. Wow. We will carry on, the clean-up has started and the damage is being assessed, the beloved play-ground thankfully not as bad as previously thought.
Being such a transient place, with what was perceived as a non-existant community in Lahinch, has,( excuse the pun)been turned on it’s head, as the amount of good-will, and help from volunteers has in the light of disaster challenged that notion and has shown it to be the caring town, I and so many call home.
Was at an activity and adventure meeting yesterday, to discuss our new brochure being released soon as part of the burrenecotourism.com network. There is an awful lot of stuff planned for 2014 and a lot of it is happening in Lahinch, inc. some very interesting events from yours truly. Lahinch has been through the mill and back, cleansed and swept clean in readiness for one hell of a year…….watch this space.