Pointing The Way
Corofin Tourism Association this week erected signage on the approach roads to the village informing visitors of the fact that an information point for the Burren National Park is located there. The information point offers a wonderful service to people wishing to visit Ireland’s newest national park. In addition the office provides a free daily bus service to the park during the tourist season and organises free guided walks and other events in the park most week-ends from May to September and occasionally mid-week. Even though the information point has been in existence for the past three seasons there has been no official signage in place to make drivers, passing through Corofin, aware of this jewel, much to the frustration of the local tourism group. In addition many visitors who arrive in Corofin have difficulty locating the information point which is housed in the Clare Heritage and Genealogy Centre on Church Street. It is hoped that the new bilingual signs which are manufactured to national standards will address these issues.
Big Shove for Show
The big voluntary effort that’s required to get everything ready for the annual North Clare Show in Corofin will swing into action early next week with the final touches being put to preparations for this year’s major event happening on Saturday week July 25th. The show-jumping arenas will need to be prepared as will the venue for all of the other outdoor classes at Kilvoydane. The indoor exhibition area returns to Corofin Hall where the show society is looking forward to utilising all of the new facilities there, having been accommodated at the GAA sports hall last year. The local group recently issued an appeal for additional volunteers and will welcome support from all comers both in the lead up to and on Show Day itself.
New Drama Season Looms
While it’s only a matter of weeks since Corofin Dramatic Society brought the curtain down on the 2014-15 season the local club is already preparing for another busy year. A play has been selected for the three-act drama festival circuit where Corofin has achieved much success in recent years and once again John Clancy will be the director. Rehearsals for this production are expected to begin as early as September. Eileen Lahiffe who was the director of Corofin’s last one-act production ‘What’s For Pudding’ which won the All Ireland confined title in Ennis in 2013 will take charge of another comedy for this year’s open competition. Rehearsals for this will get under way in the coming weeks with the play ready for staging in November. Meanwhile a three act play to be staged in Corofin towards the end of October is also in the pipeline. Rehearsals for this had commenced towards the end of 2014 but it was put on hold as work on completing the hall had been delayed. The Corofin group held a very enjoyable open day at the hall on Saturday last involving most of the society members.
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