ABOUT US
1850
THE VAUGHANS
The Vaughans – Ireland’s oldest golf resort hotel family at the famous Lahinch hotel. We started our hospitality circa 1850 when Frank and Annie Vaughan moved from Moy, Lahinch to the village to commence a shop and boarding house on the Main Street.
Another cousin, Dinny Vaughan had a Pub in the village. Frank and Annie passed on the business to Micho Vaughan and his wife Brid, who ran Vaughans Hotel up to when it was burned to the ground in 1920 by the "Black and Tans" during our war of Independence period . It took three years to rebuild the premises.
1850
LOCATION
For over 4 generations the Vaughan Family have been hosts to visitors to Lahinch in County Clare. Hotels in the early days in Ireland were boarding houses where guests had the choice of either being catered for or using the facilities of the house to prepare their own meals.
1922
Fifth generation hoteliers
The original family operated such an establishment in the village. The first modern hotel was on Main Street, run by Andrew and Annie Vaughan which was burned in the troubles of 1922 and rebuilt by Miko Vaughan and his new wife Brid. The hotel was subsequently run by Michael and Philomena Vaughan and later renamed Vaughan’s Atlantic Hotel. Moving with the times, Micheal and Phil bought the Aberdeen Arms Hotel and added 30 bedrooms and car parking in 1970 and successfully ran the only 3 star property at the resort until their retirement in 1989. Eamonn and Rita Vaughan ran the wonderful Mr Eamonn’s Restaurant in the village until 1999. The latest hospitality enterprise was built in 2005 by Michael and Maria Vaughan. Vaughan Lodge is the perfect Lahinch hotel for your stay.
1922
MIKO AND BRID VAUGHAN​
Micheal and Phil had a well earned reputation for hospitality and care that won them many national accolades over the years. The restaurant at the Aberdeen Arms was the place to dine for over three decades. Eamonn Vaughan was Chef Cusinier at the Aberdeen Arms and later, in 1989 went on to establish “Mr Eamonn’s” restaurant in the village. Eamonn and Rita Vaughan continued the Vaughan tradition of care and hospitality and set the benchmark for dining quality in the resort throughout the 90’s. The Vaughan family are one of the oldest families in the resort and have been prominent in the business, cultural and social life of this popular Clare village. At one time, Micheal and Philomena ran the hotel, Post Office, Garage and Micheal was chairman of the Lahinch Development Association.
Micheal and Phil Vaughan
Vaughan Lodge Hotel Lahinch is located within a short walking distance of the main street (A good drive and a long iron at most!). Some rooms enjoy a view of the sea but we cannot guarantee specific availability until check-in . All rooms have broadband and wireless Internet is available through most of the hotel free of charge.
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Ciallann. Maria,Michael and Daniel
Micheal and Phil had a well earned reputation for hospitality and care that won them many national accolades over the years. The restaurant at the Aberdeen Arms was the place to dine for over three decades
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