Corofin, County Clare
|Elevation||30 m (100 ft)|
|Time zone||WET (UTC+0)|
|• Summer (DST)||IST (WEST) (UTC-1)|
|Irish Grid Reference||R285887|
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. In 2011, the village had 689 inhabitants, up from 485 in 2006. Corofin is in the civil parish of Kilnaboy in the barony of Inchiquin. It lies in the Corofin 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.
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
- Benjamin Lucas, soldier of the 17th century
- Gerry Quinn Hurling left-wing back
- Sharon Shannon musician
- Tonquédec, France
- "Census 2011 - Table 5 Population of towns ordered by county and size, 2006 and 2011" (PDF). CSO. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
- Corrofin, County Clare Placenames Database of Ireland. Retrieved: 2011-11-22.
- "Corofin, Corrofin or Curofin". Parliamentary Gazeteer of Ireland. 1845. Retrieved 2014-04-02.
- "Corofin". Diocese of Killaloe. Retrieved 2014-03-31.