Corofin lies in the heart of the Burren with its many country roads ideal for walking and cycling. We provide comprehensive maps of the area free of charge.
Attractions and Activities
Cliffs of Moher
Forming part of the Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark, rising to a height of over 700ft and spanning 14 kilometres of County Clare’s rugged coast, the 320 million year old cliffs are one of Irelands biggest attractions.
At the cliffs you can enjoy a variety of activities including the walking trails, bird watching, visiting O’Brien’s Tower, gift shopping and cafés.
Book tickets online at www.cliffsofmoher.ie
The Burren National Park
The Burren National Park is open all year round and is free to access. There are five marked walking trails. Species-rich limestone grasslands, hazel/ash woodlands and limestone pavements are some of the interesting and beautiful habitats you can encounter on your visit. You may also see the herd of wild goats living in the park.
The Burren National Park Information Point in Corofin is open seasonally from April to September. Admission is free. A free shuttle bus runs from Corofin village to the National Park. Find out more at www.burrennationalpark.ie/visit-us/infopoint
Clare Heritage & Genealogy Centre
Located right in the village is one of the country’s busiest genealogical centres open all year round. There is a museum in the nearby St Catherine’s Church. http://clareroots.com
For the best waves in the West of Europe and the best surf school. I can recommend the best instructors for you and your family. The biggest and most famous is Aileen’s wave off the Cliffs of Moher, pictured below.
The Shannon Estuary is home to a large group of bottlenose dolphins. Tours can be taken with discoverdolphins.ie
Dysert O’Dea Archaeology Trail
This award winning development outside Corofin is well worth a visit. There is a Tower House, St Tola’s Cross and a spectacular Romanesque door way among many other well preserved historic and pre-historic sites along the trail.
The centre is a restored 15th century Gaelic Tower House. It includes an extensive Museum, Book Shop, Tea Room, Toilets, Car Park, an Audiovisual Presentation (in both English and German), Exhibition Rooms (varied), and an exciting Wall Walk at top of the castle.
Find out more at dysertcastle.ie
Marie’s favourite walk. If you want to take a short walk in a quiet and beautiful spot. Starting in Corofin Village walk to Inchiquin Lake car park and continue through the stiles on your left past the water works building and through a couple of fields and a small wood full of bluebells and primroses in Spring (all the time keeping to the shore of the lake) until you reach the Mill bridge. Turn left after the last stile and left again for the road back to the village. Round trip takes one and a half hours. Wonderful!
The lakes of Corofin, especially Lough Inchiquin have been immortalised in Barker’s The Angler’s Paradise. Brown trout up to 3lbs have been taken from Inchiquin. Best months are February to May and September. Excellent coarse fishing throughout the season. Tackle for sale and boats for hire in Corofin.
The Corofin Wetlands are internationally important wildfowl sites and a great spot for bird watchers.
Thousands of colourful ducks, hundreds of swans, tens of geese and occasional rarities arrive in winter.
There are lots of cycling opportunities around Corofin and North Clare. For more information visit burren.ie
Interactive Cycling Map
Use the menu in the top left to select cycling routes, places of interest and places to eat.