Port Oriel, Clogherhead, Co. Louth
The Fisherman’s Catch Fish Shop is located on the harbour at Clogherhead in county Louth (see map). The shop, which was opened by its proprietors John and Michelle Kirwan in August 2009, is unique in that its produce is caught and delivered directly to the shop from its own fishing boat, the M.F.V. Argonaut IV, which is based in Clogherhead, but fishes the waters of both the Irish and Celtic seas.
The Kirwan family are 4th generation fishermen who specialise in seine netting, which is the oldest and most environmentally friendly way of catching fish. The fish, which are caught and delivered directly from the harbour to the shop, are filleted on the premises and displayed for sale on the shop’s ice counter. The shop also stocks a large selection of whole fish that can either be purchased whole or filleted and D-boned to order. A range of locally sourced shellfish is also available.