Corofin, County Clare
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Corofin (Irish: Cora Finne) is a village on the River Fergus in northern County Clare in Ireland. It is 12 km (7.5 mi) north of the county town of Ennis, at the crossroads of the R470 and R476 regional roads. It is on the southern edge of the upland limestone region of The Burren. In 2011, the village had 689 inhabitants, up from 485 in 2006.
Also known as "The Gateway to the Burren" or "The Angler's Paradise", Corofin is the birthplace of renowned Irish painter Frederick William Burton.
The name Corofin means "the white or foam-flecked ford" from the Irish: Finn Coradh, the earliest form of the name to be found in the literature: "fearann re hucht Finn Coradh".-[Ó hUidhrín, 15c. Topographical Poem] The town is sometimes also spelled "Corrofin".
Corofin is the site of the Clare Heritage and Genealogical Research Centre.
- Chartres Brew, 19th century Gold commissioner, Chief Constable and judge in the Colony of British Columbia
- Frederick William Burton, 19th-century painter and director of the National Gallery, London
- Tony Killeen, Fianna Fáil politician, former Teachta Dála (TD) for the Clare constituency and Minister for Defence
- Gerry Quinn Hurling left-wing back
- Tonquédec, France
- "Census 2011 - Table 5 Population of towns ordered by county and size, 2006 and 2011". CSO. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
- Corrofin, County Clare Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved: 2011-11-22.