Whatever your walking interests, Corofin offers you an extensive variety. For those who want a short stroll, the walk to Lake Inchiquin is a pleasant relaxing experience. The more adventurous may wish to take a trip to Mullaghmore and the Karst region that has inspired many an artist. And for a change of scenery there are many attractions such as Dromore Wood and Lough Atedaun for bird watching and fishing.
In relation to walking Corofin is a trailhead for the Burren Way national way-marked way. There are also two national loop walks in the Kilnaboy area, at Mullaghmore in the Burren National Park and nearby Lough Avalla Farm Walk. Another national loop walk can be found at the Dromore Nature Reserve in Ruan, 5 miles (7K) from Corofin.
Marie’s Burren Experience Guided Walks
A: Mullaghmore, Corofin, Co Clare (Marie McGauran)
T: +353 (0)86 8219441
Coisceim Anama (Pilgrim Walks)
A: Laghtagoona, Corofin, Co. Clare (Pius Murray)
T: +353 (0)87 9828173
Spiritual, Pilgrim and Nature walks in the Burren, County Clare.
Heart of Burren Walks
A: Kilnaboy, Co. Clare (Tony Kirby)
T: +353 (0)65 6827707 / +353 (0)87 2925487
Burren National Park Information Point
A: Church Street, Corofin, Co Clare
T: +353 (0)65 6827693
Opening Hours: April & May: Open daily, 10.00am – 5.00pm (closed for lunch 1.00 – 2.00pm). June, July & August: Open daily, 10.00am – 6.00pm. September: Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10.00am – 5.00pm (closed for lunch 1.00 – 2.00pm).
The Burren National Park Information Point provides an educational and interactive experience, using a blend of modern technology and interpretative panels on the geology, fauna, flora and the importance of farming and management of the Burren. Open from April to the end of September, National Parks and Wildlife Service staff provide information on the National Park. Walks, talks and activities for all ages are organised on a regular basis and guided walks for groups may be booked in advanced.
Within a radius of 12 km of Corofin there are approx 12 lakes of varying sizes in the River Fergus catchment. Within this relatively compact area, there is a wide range of angling options available – from wild Brown Trout fishing to Pike, Perch Bream, tench, Rudd and Eels. Fishing for all these species is free and permits are not required, however, Pike are protected by law.
Fishing Information & Boat Hire
T: +353 (0)65 6837675 / +353 (0)87 6756465 (Michael Cleary)
Alan Griffith Angling Guide
A: Mohermoylan, Carron, Co Clare
T: +353 (0)87 6566609
Boat with guide and all equipment available. Insured. Alan Griffith is interested in tying local patterns of trout flies and in fly fishing for pike. Keen on local history and folklore.
Venez pêcher le brochet et la truite dans la magnifique région du Burren en Irlande.
In and around Corofin next to the Burren, there are many peaceful, scenic green lanes perfect for horse riding. For more details of routes and horse riding contact:
Banner Equestrian Centre
A: Toonagh, Fountain, Ennis, Co Clare (Noel & Simone Barry)
T: +353 (0)86 2772616 / +353 (0)86 8506025
FITNESS & WELL-BEING
The Farmyard – Pilates Classes & Boot Camp
A: Dabrien, Corofin, Co Clare (Darragh & Aisling Quinn)
T: +353 (0)65 6798030 / +353 (0)87 7413618
Classes throughout the year.
Corofin is an excellent base for golfers with no fewer than five top class courses located within a 13 mile (20k) radius of Corofin village. Lahinch boasts two courses, the world renowned chamionship links course and the less challenging Castle course. Contact www.lahinchgolf.com Two parkland courses are located in Ennis, the Woodstock Course www.woodstockgolfclub.com and on the outskirts of the county town Ennis Golf Club www.ennisgolfclub.com The fifth course is just across the Galway border at Gort www.gortgolf.com
Contact the websites for available tee times, green fee offers etc.
Dromore Wood Nature Reserve, Ruan
The visitor information centre at Dromore Wood Nature Reserve will re-open for the 2017 season in May. The reserve comprises 400 hectares of mature species-rich woodland, wetlands and limestone pavement which can be explored via 20 km of woodland walking trails. The visitor centre will open during May from Wednesday to Sunday 10.00-17.00 and daily from Thursday 5th June until the end of August. The nature reserve is open daily although closed to vehicles from 19.30 to 08.00. To access the reserve from Ennis take exit 15 Crusheen on the M18. For more information please call us on +353-91-631804 or check out our website: www.burrennationalpark.ie.
Free Burren National Park Bus Service
The free Burren National Park Bus Service is returning in May for the 2017 season. It will run daily from the Information Point in Corofin. The bus services the five way-marked walking trails in the park that allow the visitor to explore the limestone pavement, hazel scrub, deciduous woodland, wetlands and species-rich grasslands. The bus timetable can be downloaded from our website at www.burrennationalpark.ie. For more information please contact us on 065 6827693 or email us at email@example.com.