10% Funded


Target: €30000


€3,250 Raised

not funded

53 Funders

The LirChild Surf Buckle.

By Nick Ryan ( LirChild )


I am proud to announce the creation of the LirChild Surf buckle. If batman went surfing he would swap the bat belt for the surf buckle. I created the surf Buckle to solve the problem of my forgetful nature; I never knew I would end up with a belt buckle that was more like a Swiss army knife. With its wax comb, fin key, belt buckle, and not forgetting the bottle opener - the surf buckle is the ultimate gadget / fashion accessory.

In my final year of studies in UL I established UL Boarders, the aim of which was to promote board sports to students and faculty of the University of Limerick. During one surf trip with friends the idea came to me of the surf buckle, the idea stuck and grew - two weeks later the concept of LirChild was born. After graduating from university I had the decision of my life to make: either get a job to do a 9-5 or take the largest risk of my life and try to chase a dream to establish a clothing brand during an economic downturn on a scale the world has never seen before.

I took the risk, and the mission was to be remarkable. I wanted to create a brand that gave more than people expected. I was a one man show - designer, salesman, and marketer all in one, all under the LirChild brand; I was LirChild. With the support of my friends and colleagues form other university clubs I was able to get the ball rolling and make a start on my vision. So from the start the brand has been supported by a community, not a bank or investors, and I want to keep to the brand independent allowing me achieve that vision of what LirChild is and what it will become.

Being a young independent sportswear company and lacking the needed funds, I have teamed up with fundit.ie to help raise needed funds to take my project from prototype stage to finished product.

I love the idea of working with fundit.ie. It allows me to show my concept to the world and the people who share my passion for surfing can then help fund the project, allowing me to turn the concept to a finished product; it's a dream where customers are not just consumers but project partners. Our funders are people who believe in our product and not profits.

Your backing will help the project by covering the cost of hiring experts in injection moulding/manufacturing. It will also go towards the tooling of the injection moulds and the final prototype testing of the product. Thank you for taking the time to read this and for helping me to create this remarkable product.

Shipping costs to Ireland are included in the reward prices. If you?re outside Ireland, the shipping costs will vary depending on your location and which reward you choose. If you contact me at lirchild@gmail.com I will be able to calculate them for you.



Thank you for your support,

Hi guys thanks a million for helping us, we were not lucky enough to reach our goal, but that wont stop us for making this happen, We have got loads of feedback that we hope to incorporate into a new design which we are really excited about. Please keep in contact with us by creating a customer account on our site. Link http://www.lirchild.com/index.php/customer/account/create Kind Regards Nick Ryan

Tick Tock, days are Counting Down,

almost at 10% funding but we are a good way off the full 100% but I still have hope, Please let me know if you have any idea how we can get the message out about how to back the buckle. Thank you for supporting the project and please ask you friends to join by backing a buckle. All the best Nick

24 days left 44 backers,

24 days left and 44 backers, at 8% funding , we need your help to make this project happen, can you please share this link with you friends and help tell our story about How we plan to make this product in Ireland, using the highest quality production methods. your part of our story, lets make it one with a great ending, I know we can do it with your help.

8% and 26 Days Left, Ask a Friend To Back This Project

Hi guys 26 days left and we are at 8%, I know we can do it with every ones support, if you could all ask one friend to support this project. if we can reach 25% they say you are sure to get the rest. So please help make this product happen by being part of the story of how this product was made.

Big In Japan ???? maybe 5% funding

we have been picked up by Tokyo surfers, the japan surf community meeting place online. with every ones help we will be able to manufacture the surf buckle here in Ireland and export it globally, creating jobs In Ireland. thanks again for the support guys and keep up the great work in getting the word out . Link to site... http://www.tokyosurfers.com/world-surfing-news/the-swiss-army-knife-of-surfing/

At 4% 40 days left

At 4% funding, with 40 days to raise the needed funds can we do it, please tell your friends and family about our project, thanks you for helping us to make this happen, if we succeed we plan to manufacture the product in Ireland creating local jobs and a new Irish export product, with an estimated 17 million surfers world wide we hope to make sure they all have one buckle in ten surfers. thanks a mill guys for being part of the project, here is hopping we can do it...

Irish times , happy days :)

great write up today in the Irish Times, getting some great feedback, if you have not seen it here is the link, thanks again to every one sharing the link and getting the word out about the project. Regards Nick Irish Times: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/finance/2011/0826/1224302992740.html

€805 just a bit more then at 3% :)

Thanks again guys for the support, If you could all tell your friends about this project it would be a huge help. BIG THANKS Nick

We are now at 2%

Great news we are now at 2%, Plus the Limerick leader will be featuring a story about the surf buckle in next weeks issue. should be a great boost for the project. thank again for every ones support please keep up the great work telling friends and family about the buckle. only 98% to go :) we can do it...

Day Two,

A big thank you to Jason Kennedy , Aoife Ni Raghallaigh and David Owens for funding the project, So fare the project has raised €170 only €29,830 to go I know with your help we can make it happen thanks a million guys, please tell your friends and family how to back this project. all the best Nick :)


Great start to the project so far two backers :) thanks for the support

funders (53)

There are 49 public funders of this project

There are 4 anonymous funders of this project