Often referred to as the gateway to the Burren, Corofin village is well known for its traditional music scene, its wealth of things to do and its history. Situated on the River Fergus, the area was once home to the O'Brien clan. Wife of Lucius O'Brien, Catherine Keightley was first cousin to two English monarchs - Queen Mary and Queen Anne.

The St Catherine Church was built in the early 18th century and now houses the Clare Heritage Centre. The heritage centre is a not-for-profit organisation and can help people trace their County Clare roots. You can call there Monday to Friday and trace your Irish heritage.

There is plenty for the visitor to take in during a trip to Corofin including fishing, walking, bike rides and of course do not forget to sample some of the traditional music and craic in the local pubs. It's possible to "Rent an Irish Cottage" and enjoy a self-catering trip. This is a great location for fishing, Lake Inchiquin, or as a base to explore the Burren and the rest of North Clare.