Corofin, County Clare

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Corofin may also refer to Corofin, County Galway
Cora Finne
Main street
Main street
Corofin is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°56′43″N 9°03′43″W / 52.945225°N 9.062004°W / 52.945225; -9.062004Coordinates: 52°56′43″N 9°03′43″W / 52.945225°N 9.062004°W / 52.945225; -9.062004
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County County Clare
Elevation 30 m (100 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 689
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference R285887

Corofin (Irish: Cora Finne[2] or Coradh Finne) is a village on the River Fergus in northern County Clare in Ireland and a Catholic parish by the same name.

In 2011, the village had 689 inhabitants, up from 485 in 2006.[1]


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]

A different translation is "Finne's weir".[3]:15

The town is sometimes spelled "Corrofin". Corofin also styles itself as "The Gateway to the Burren" or "The Angler's Paradise".



The village 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. Corofin is in the civil parish of Kilnaboy in the barony of Inchiquin.[4]

It lies in the Kilnaboy parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Killaloe. The parish has three churches, St Brigid's in Corofin, St Joseph's in Kilnaboy and St Mary's in Rath.[5]

Corofin is the birthplace of painter Frederick William Burton.[3]:15


Corofin is the site of the Clare Heritage and Genealogical Research Centre. This also houses the Burren National Park information point.


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  1. ^ a b "Census 2011 - Table 5 Population of towns ordered by county and size, 2006 and 2011" (PDF). CSO. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Corrofin, County Clare Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved: 2011-11-22.
  3. ^ a b Roche, D. The Clare Guide - Official Irish Tourist Board Guide. Bord Failte. 
  4. ^ "Corofin, Corrofin or Curofin". Parliamentary Gazeteer of Ireland. 1845. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  5. ^ "Corofin". Diocese of Killaloe. Retrieved 2014-03-31. 

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