John and Michelle Kirwan run an artisan family fishing business. The family are 4th generation fishermen who have fished the waters off Clogherhead for over 160 years using seine netting, which is the oldest and most environmentally friendly way of catching fish.
In 2009 they opened the ‘Fishermans Catch’ fish shop which is located at Port Oriel Harbour, Clogherhead. The fish shop is unique in that its produce is caught and delivered directly to the shop from their boat Argonaut IV as soon as it returns to harbour.
The shop provides a wide variety of fresh whole fish which can be filleted on the premises, together with locally sourced shell fish and hot homemade seafood chowder.
Since 2018, they also cook their own fresh fish & chips in their purpose built trailer right on site at the Port, perfect for enjoying while taking in the beautiful sea views.