Lahinch Seaworld has once again reopened following the devastating storm damage inflicted last January on one of Clare’s biggest tourist attractions.
For four days in January last, a storm and flood wreaked havoc on Lahinch’s Promenade, where the leisure centre and several other businesses are located. Forty foot waves drove against the leisure centre building resulting in extensive flood damage, forcing the centre to close its doors for a period of time. Repairs needed due to damage caused were so extensive that fears grew for the future of the business.
In the wake of the devastation, Liberty Insurance immediately began working with Lahinch Seaworld and their broker, Marsh, to assess the damage caused and find a solution to get the business back up running as quickly as possible. Both Liberty Insurance and Marsh combined to efficiently resolve the claim so that the leisure centre could reopen and quickly return to business.
Joe Garrihy, Lahinch Seaworld added, “It is great to back up running a business that attracts both local and international tourists. We are grateful to have worked with Liberty Insurance and our broker Marsh in restoring the business and are now looking forward to the hectic summer season.”
Speaking today, John Sheehy, Head of Claims at Liberty Insurance, said, “After incredible damage and trauma caused to the people and businesses of Lahinch, I am delighted to be here today to see the progress made. At Liberty Insurance, we aim to do the right thing by our customers and through our partnership with Marsh we were delighted to have been there for Lahinch Seaworld when they needed us most.”
John McDevitt from Marsh, said: “For businesses that suffer from a major loss, their future viability will largely depend on the speed with which they are able to get back on their feet. We’re delighted to have helped Lahinch Seaworld recover from the devastating impact of the winter storms and look forward to seeing the attraction get back to ‘business as usual’.”