Activities

WALKING

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.

Information on approved trails can be sourced on www.irishtrails.ie, www.shannonregiontrails.ie or the Burren National Park websites.

The Mullaghmore Experience, Mullaghmore, Corofin, Co ClareMarie’s Burren Experience Guided Walks
A: Mullaghmore, Corofin, Co Clare (Marie McGauran)
T: +353 (0)86 8219441
E: burrencottage@clareireland.net
W: www.mullaghmore-burren.com
F: www.facebook.com/BurrenExerperienceGuidedWalks

Farm Heritage Walks, Corofin, Co ClareFarm Heritage Tours
A: Curraghkyle North, Corofin, Co Clare (Bernadette & Michael Killeen)
T: +353 (0)65 6837876
E: info@farmheritagetours.com
W: www.farmheritagetours.com

Coisceim Anama (Pilgrim Walks)Coisceim Anama (Pilgrim Walks)
A: Laghtagoona, Corofin, Co. Clare (Pius Murray)
T: +353 (0)87 9828173
E: piusm@eircom.net
F: www.facebook.com/CoisceimAnama
W: www.pilgrimpath.ie
Spiritual, Pilgrim and Nature walks in the Burren, County Clare.

Heart of Burren Walks, Kilnaboy, Co ClareHeart of Burren Walks
A: Kilnaboy, Co. Clare (Tony Kirby)
T: +353 (0)65 6827707 / +353 (0)87 2925487
E: info@heartofburrenwalks.com
F: www.facebook.com/pages/Heart-of-Burren-Walks
W: www.heartofburrenwalks.com

Burren National Park Information Point, Corofin, Co ClareBurren National Park Information Point
A: Church Street, Corofin, Co Clare
T: +353 (0)65 6827693
E: BurrenNationalPark@ahg.gov.ie
F: www.facebook.com/burrennationalpark
W: www.burrennationalpark.ie
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.
 

TOURS

Trike Tours Ireland
A: Killeen, Corofin, Co Clare (Niall Minogue)
T: +353 (0)65 6837371
E: enquiries@triketoursireland.ie
W: www.triketoursireland.ie
F: www.facebook.com/triketoursireland
 

FISHING

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.

Lough Inchiquin Fishing Information & Boat Hire, Corofin, Co ClareFishing Information & Boat Hire
T: +353 (0)65 6837675 / +353 (0)87 6756465 (Michael Cleary)
E: mcleary.ennis@eircom.net
W: www.lakefieldlodgebandb.com/fishing_in_Ireland
F: www.facebook.com/lakefieldlodge

Alan Griffith Angling Guide
A: Mohermoylan, Carron, Co Clare
T: +353 (0)87 6566609
Alan Griffith Angling Guide, Corofin, Co ClareE: burrenanglinguide@gmail.com
W: www.burrenanglingcorrofin.com
F: www.facebook.com/pages/Burren-Angling-Guide-Corofin
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.
 

HORSE RIDING

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 CentreBanner Equestrian Centre
A: Toonagh, Fountain, Ennis, Co Clare (Noel & Simone Barry)
T: +353 (0)86 2772616 / +353 (0)86 8506025
W: www.bannerequestrian.com
 

FITNESS & WELL-BEING

The Farmyard - Pilates Classes, Hen & Stag Parties, Corofin, Co ClareThe Farmyard – Pilates Classes & Boot Camp
A: Dabrien, Corofin, Co Clare (Darragh & Aisling Quinn)
T: +353 (0)65 6798030 / +353 (0)87 7413618
E: info@thefarmyard.ie
W: www.thefarmyard.ie
F: www.facebook.com/farmyardcorofin
Classes throughout the year.
 

CREATIVE

Burren Creative Writing
A: Baunkyle, Corofin, Co Clare, V95 Y7W4 (Brenda Reilly)
T: +353 (0)87 2226598
E: brenda@burrenwriting.com
W: www.burrenwriting.com
F: www.facebook.com/burren.writing
 

GOLF

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 burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie.

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