Corofin Holiday Homes Clare
Corofin is a quaint village on the southern edge of the famous Burren region – one of Europe’s most distinctive landscapes. The village is situated on the River Fergus 10km from Ennis.The village takes its name from an ancient fording place on the river. The hinterland around Corofin is known as Clare Lakelands and Lake Inchiquin beside the village is often referred to as the “Killarney of Clare”.
Lough Atedaun is another well known fishing lough in the locality. The area also features many turloughs, small lakes which dry up in summer.
O’Brien castles abound in this part of County Clare. On the well-wooded Lough Inchiquin, to the north-west, are the ruins of mid-15th century Inchiquin Castle. North-east of the village stand the remains of Ballyporty Castle, a stone fort. Leamanegh Castle is a castle/fortified house 8km north-west of the village
Corofin is home of the Clare Heritage Museum and Genealogical Centre. Corofin is also famous for traditional music and dance hosting a festival each year. There are many fine pubs and restaurants which have nightly entertainment all year round. The traditional streets house a good selection of shops.
Corofin is the ideal location and base to explore West Clare and beyond taking in the many amenities and attractions in this beautiful part of Ireland. Within a short drive you can experience the breathtaking views of the Cliffs of Moher, visit Lahinch, Doolin, Lisdoonvarna, the Aran Islands, Aliwee Caves, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park to name but a few.
Also known as “The Gateway to the Burren” or “The Angler’s Paradise”, Corofin is the birthplace of renowned Irish painter Frederick William Burton.