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.
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren National Park
Is just 3 miles north of Corofin in one of the most spectacular parts of the Burren. Burren National Park Information Point now open in Corofin. A free shuttle bus runs from Corofin village to the National Park every hour.
Clare Heritage 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. Phone +353 65 683 7955
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 many bottlenose dolphins and Dolphin Watching. Whale Watching near Black Head.
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 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.
Apart from a lively pub scene with traditional music on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, we have our own Teach Ceoil with regular music and dance sessions on Thursdays during July and August.
Marie’s favourite walk. If you want to take a short walk in a quiet and beautiful spot. Starting in Corofin Village walk to Lough Inchiquin 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!
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
Music & Festivals in Corofin
Festivals include Corofin Traditional Irish Music Festival & Festival of Finn..read more on our Music & Festivals page