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] is a village on the River Fergus in northern County Clare in Ireland and a Catholic parish by the same name.


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.[1] Corofin is in the civil parish of Kilnaboy in the barony of Inchiquin.[3] 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.[4]

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.


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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. ^ "Corofin, Corrofin or Curofin". Parliamentary Gazeteer of Ireland. 1845. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  4. ^ "Corofin". Diocese of Killaloe. Retrieved 2014-03-31.