Meet the People
We teamed up with Kim Hood from the North Clare Local newspaper to help you “Meet the People” of Lisdoonvarna.
These are the characters, both young and young at heart, who were born and reared in Lisdoonvarna, or who chose to make it their home.
Enjoy hearing their stories. And there will be more to come in the months ahead.
Barman – Roadside Tavern
Billy first came here in 1988. ‘I was [in the Roadside Pub] on a break one day and saw a sign: Barman wanted. That was 1990 and the rest is history.’
Owner – Burren Smokehouse
Birgitta settled here in 1989. ‘I wanted to see the Atlantic; to see the Burren, see the landscape, meet the people, hear the music. And I did!’
Founder, Tidy Towns Committee
‘I am very thankful I was born in Lisdoonvarna. It means that much to me. I couldn’t live any place else. Here is home, and home is here.’
Masseuse – Burren Wellness Centre
Helga came from Germany 1989 ‘for just one year’ so she could spend as much time as she could in the outdoors. ‘I just didn’t go back.’
B&B Owner -Founder, Burren Painting Centre
Involved for many years with the Clare Tourist Council, Chris was the first woman to be elected chairperson.
Lauren and Niamh have been friends for life. If not at school, they can be found on the camogie pitch or in The Ritz/Sheedy’s Restaurant where the two girls work.
Doreen has been painting for over 30 years—ever since she came to live in Lisdoonvarna. ‘I’m spoiled for choice here; there’s so much to paint.’