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COROFIN TOURISM ASSOCIATION MEETING
Wednesday 21st Jan 2014, 8.00pm.

Planned for St Patrick’a Hall (opens 20th Jan), Corofin. All welcome.


Christmas Carols Around The HearthCHRISTMAS CAROLS AROUND THE HEARTH
Sunday 21st December 2014, 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Come and join in around the hearth in the tranquil setting of The Red Gates, Killeen, Corofin.

€10 to include mulled wine and refreshments. Limited places – booking required. Contact Des on 085 1614951 to book your place.


Corofin Youth Club SantaSANTIE CLAUS !!
Sunday 21st December 2014, 4.00pm – 5.30pm

Santa will be appearing in his finest on Sunday 21st at the GAA Hall, Corofin. Come and get you pic taken while you’re receiving your Christmas present. All proceeds to Corofin Youth Club.


WINTER SOLSTICE WALK
Sunday 21st December 2014, 1.45pm

Glencolumbkille, Carron, County Clare. Meet at Fahee North, Carron @ 13.30. This is a short spiritual walk (2 km) along a quiet, tarred road in the Burren, which includes a visit to a Holy Well dedicated to Colmcille. (Have wellington boots in the boot of your car as they may be required for the visit to the holy well. I will inform you at the start of the walk). Walkers will participate in a variety of rituals including a ceremony of light and finish with a sacred dance. Contribution: Adults €10. Children free. Walk leader: Pius Murray, Coisceim Anama (Footstep of the Soul) and Pilgrim Paths Ireland. Booking required: email piusm@eircom.net or telephone 087 9828173. Further information see www.Facebook.com/CoisceimAnama or www.facebook.com/PilgrimPath and www.pilgrimpath.ie


Bofey Quin's Christmas SpecialBOFEY QUINNS SPECIAL
Friday 19th December 2014

Bofey’s special offer this Christmas is a 4 course meal for €20 with dancing & music with Robbie. Suit girls night out, family get together, works do etc. Call Trish to book on 086 8507227.


CTATA CHRISTMAS PARTY
Wednesday 17th December 2014, 8.00pm

Corofin Tourism & Traders Association member’s Christmas party. Meeting at An Cupán Tae Cafe followed by visiting a few local establishments (pub crawl!) before ending up in Bofey Quinns for the music and craic. Join our Christmas party.. become a member now!! Reduced rate for part year.


CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Wednesday 17th December 2014

Scoil Mhuire Náisiúnta Cora Finne. Christmas concert is scheduled for Wednesday December 17th. Practice has begun and the excitement is mounting – keep this important date free!! See their website: www.sncorafinne.com.


Active Adult GroupADULT ACTIVE GROUP
Wednesday 17th December 2014, 2.30pm – 3.30pm

Like some fun, chat and light exercise? Catch up with your friends with a cup of tea? Fancy a game of skittles, lobbers or flisks? Come along to Corofin GAA Hall. Organised by Clare Sports Partnership.

Contact Corofin Medical Centre on
065 6837604.
Entry €5
 
 
 


Super Gamble CorofinSUPER GAMBLE
Sunday 14th December 2014, 4.00pm

Daffy’s Bar. In aid of Scoil Mhuire Náisiúnta Cora Finne.


Corofin Christmas Market 2014COROFIN CHRISTMAS MARKET
Friday 12th December 2014, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

Featuring locally grown produce, homemade products, unique artisan crafts and Christmas goodies. Plenty of variety including pre loved clothing and designer handbags, professional photos, organic products and lots of baking. From An Cupan Tae to Bofey Quinns. Stalls indoors and along the street in between. Some shops staying open late.

Interested parties are asked to contact Trish 086 8507227 (Bofey Quinns) or Emer 087 9436003 (An Cupan Tae). Indoor & outdoor spaces available. Stalls set up 6.00pm.


Corofin Youth Club Carol SingingCAROL SINGING
Friday 12th December 2014, 6.00pm – 7.00pm

Corofin Youth Club will be performing by the Christmas Crib in Corofin (next door to Solas mo Chroí health shop in the Main Street). Enjoy carol singing by these young stars followed by the Corofin Christmas Market.


Santa @ Minhane's Centra CorofinSANTA @ CENTRA
Friday 12th December 2014, 3.00pm – 5.00pm

Santie will be appearing at Minihane’s Centra in Corofin. Gifts and face painting in store. All proceeds go to the Corofin Senior Citizens Association.


Corofin Christmas LightsCOROFIN CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Monday 8th December 2014, 7.00pm

First lighting of the Christmas Lights in Corofin @ 7.00pm. Christmas carolers are meeting at the church at 5pm for rehearsal. Candlelight procession from the church to the Main Street will commence prior to the lighting.


CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE @ THE FARMYARD
6th, 7th, 13rd, 14th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd December 2014.

Christmas Experience @ The FarmyardEnjoy the magic of Christmas with Farmyard friends. Activities will commence with a warm greeting from Jingle the chief Elf who will sing her way to the live crib where everyone can meet the animals sheltered from the winter chill. The trail will continue to the Reindeers where Mrs Claus will entertain with tales of her four legged friends and cook Santas favourite snack with the children. All will relax with a mince pie and some mulled wine in the warmth of Mrs Claus’s welcome. Once everyone is fed and watered all will board the Christmas Tractor and Trailer to the windy trail towards the Elf Workshop. Here the Elves will entertain with their own special puppet show and lead everyone to Santa’s Hall of Registry where he may even arrive down the Chimney! Finally each family will spend some family time with Santa, receive their present and an optional professional photograph. An experience not to be missed this Christmas. Book online: The Farmyard or call Darragh on 087 7413618.


DON STIFFE AT TEACH CEOIL
Saturday 22nd November 2014, 8.00pm.

Don Stiffe on guitar & vocals, and Padraic on piano. €15 admission.

Book by text, Padraic on 086 6070941 or email corofintradfest@gmail.com.
 


A TIME FOR REMEMBERING – BURREN NOVEMBER RETREAT
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th November 2014

Remembering our loved ones. Honouring our ancestors.

10am to 5pm Saturday & 10am to 4pm Sunday
(Residential or Day Attendance)
Venue: The Red Gates, Corofin, Co. Clare

During the weekend there will be time for reflection, ritual and visiting an ancient Burren site. Including Mindfulness, Meditation, Circle Dance and a People’s Mass with guest Celebrant celebrated in candlelight in the Traditional Farmhouse Cottage.

Residential includes B&B (sat night pps), evening meal and both days workshops cost: €155

Day Attendance includes workshop/lunch/refreshments cost: €45 per day
Day Attendance (Limited Places)

Booking required. See www.theredgates.com
 


GYM SESSION
Friday 7th November 2014, 8.00pm – 10.00pm

Let’s get out & support our youth club and upgrade Christmas lighting for the village. Corofin youth club have engaged a qualified instructor to come to the club on the 7th Nov to do a gym session to music. This class is open to the community to join in as some of the proceeds will go to the club and this year we will be supporting the effort to get new Christmas lights for the village.

We hope you support this worthwhile cause, lets light up our town for Christmas. The event is being run by our young people and all we need to do now is show your support by being there. On the 7th Nov the club times will be 8 to 10 in the GAA hall. Txt 087 9919158 for further details.
 


BOOT CAMP CLASSES
Thursday 6th November 2014, 7.30pm

Thursday nights. Starting 6th of Nov to the 11th of Dec. €50 for 6 weeks. All levels. Men & women welcome.
Venue The Farmyard. Call Darragh on 087 7413618.
 


AN INTRODUCTION TO YOGA & MEDITATION
Tuesday 4th November 2014, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

4 Week course starts Tuesday 4th November 7-9pm @The Red Gates, Killeen, Corofin. Cost €60 for 4 weeks includes refreshments.
Contact Tony on 0873900393 / www.facebook.com/anandaireland.
 


PILATES CLASSES
Monday 3rd November 2014, 7.30pm

Monday nights. Starting 3rd Nov to the 8th of Dec. €60 for 6 weeks. Men & women welcome.
Venue The Farmyard. Call Darragh on 087 7413618.
 


WITCHES WALK
Monday 27th October 2014, 7.00pm

Wear your up-cycled costume on the Witches Walk from the GAA Hall to An Cupan Tae Cafe where there will be storytelling, games & refreshments. Remember to bring a grown up with you and tell them all this is FREE!

Jack O’Lantern Competition.
Why not carve out your own pumpkin or turnip to enter our Jack O’Lantern Competition on the night
 


ANNUAL SOCIAL
Saturday 26th October 2014

In aid of Kilnaboy National School. Venue: Mack’s Bar.

Live music and raffle on the night with spot prizes. Guaranteed to be a great night for all. So come along and join the fun!
 


OUGHTMAMA SPIRITUAL WALK
Saturday 25th October 2014, 1.30pm – 4.00pm

Starting point: Oughtmama, Bellharbour, Bealaclugga, County Clare.
Distance: 5km.
Duration: 2.5 hours.
Terrain: Boreen, fields and gentle hill slope.
Level of difficulty: Easy.
Contribution: Adults €10. Children free
Walk Leader: Pius Murray, Coisceim Anama (Footstep of the Soul) and Pilgrim Path Network.
Booking required: email piusm@eircom.net or telephone 087 9828173
Further information: www.Facebook.com/CoisceimAnama or www.Facebook.com/PilgrimPath and www.pilgrimpath.ie
 


QUIZ NIGHT
Friday 24th October 2014

In aid of Corofin Tidy Towns at Bofey Quinns Bar & Restaurant. Mark it in your diary!
 


FREE WATER & WILDLIFE WORKSHOP
Saturday 18th October 2014, 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Venue – Teach Ceoil, Corofin. Clare County Council in partnership with Laghtagoona Residents Association.

Workshop includes introductory talk on the value of water and its wildlife including samples of live mini beasts found in water in Ireland.

Rainwater harvesting and the benefits for your garden and your community.

Wildlife walk through Corofin green areas to identify habitats and wildlife found in the community and to identify the steps needed to complete a full biodiversity survey of the community.

Contact Tracey Duffy on 087 2032140 for further information.
 


POKER CLASSIC NIGHT
Friday 10th October 2014, 9.30pm

Your €30 per ticket gets you €1500 to start. Benefits Corofin North Clare Agricultural Show and Castle Carrig Riding Club (Facebook Page). Mack’s Bar, Corofin 9.30pm.
 


WE BANJO 3 AT TEACH CEOIL
Saturday 4th October 2014, 8.00pm.

We Banjo 3 playing in the Teach Ceoil, Corofin. Award winning Irish old time bluegrass music & song. As heard on Ray Darcy, Pat Kenny etc. Featuring the Scahill Brothers from Galway. Not to be missed! Check out www.webanjo3.com. €15 admission.

Book by text, Padraic on 086 6070941 or email corofintradfest@gmail.com.
 


FLOWERS, FARMING & THE BURREN LANDSCAPE
Wednesday 1st October 2014, 10am – 12noon

Come and gain a deep understanding of the Burren with its unusual rock formation and stunning scenery. Learn about our ancestral Heritage, Farming Traditions past and present, Witness the profusion of Burren flowers still in bloom among and the white & purple heather’s.

Led by local guide Marie McGauran, this walk is at a leisurely pace and takes in some of the remote and beautiful parts within the Burren National Park.

Meeting at Clare Heritage Centre Museum
Church Street, Corofin at 10am.
Duration of walk approx 2 hours- Cost €20pp. incl tea & scones

To book contact Marie (0868219441).
burrencottage@clareireland.net
 


RATH/DYSERT PILGRIM PATH WALK
Saturday 27th September 2014, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Starting point: Saint Tola’s Church, Dysert. Parking at Dysert O’Dea Castle @ 1.30 pm. This is a 5km, 2 hour guided loop walk along quiet country roads, a green road and across meadows. Contribution: €10. Shoes/boots with ankle support and warm waterproof clothing recommended. Bring a bottle of water and snack if you wish. Tea/coffee and scones, €3.50 in Dysert O’Dea Castle after the walk. The castle closes to visitors on Tuesday 30th September 2014, after a very successful summer season.

To book a place on the walk contact Pius Murray at 087 9828173 or email piusm@eircom.net. Further information see www.Facebook.com/CoisceimAnama and www.Facebook.com/PilgrimPath or www.pilgrimpath.ie.
 


COROFIN HARPS U12 GIRLS FINAL
Saturday 27th September 2014, 12.15pm

Corofin Harps U12 Girls vs Moher Celtic. U12 Girls Cup Final. Held at the County Grounds on Saturday, September 27 starting at 12:15pm. Hope every one in the Parish will be there to support our girls. First final for the girls, it’s a big day for them.
 


COROFIN TOURISM ASSOCIATION AGM
Wednesday 24th September 2014, 8.00pm

Corofin is lucky to have so many different groups working to make our village a safe, happy, fun, and satisfying place to live. If you’d ever thought to join others in the work they’re doing on behalf of the village, you may consider joining the Corofin Tourism Association. We need fresh eyes, new ideas, and people willing to work as much or as little as they want to bring the craic back to Corofin. Every bit helps. We’ll be meeting at the Red Gates in Killeen on Wednesday, September 24 at 8 pm. Killeen is on the left heading out of the village toward Ennis. You can’t miss the red gates about half way down the Killeen road.
 


HEALING JOURNEYS – AUTUMN EQUINOX
RESIDENTIAL RETREAT IN THE BURREN CO CLARE

Friday 19th – Sunday 21st September, 2014

Venue: The Red Gates, Killeen, Corofin, Co. Clare
Transforming Ancestral & Cellular Memory Retreat including Visits to Sacred Sites with Mary O’Halloran.

Using a combination of therapies, techniques and years of practical experience – Mary tunes in to what’s not being acknowledged and facilitates deep subconscious patterns and ancestral memory to the Light of Awareness to be transformed. Transforming Cellular & Ancestral Memory is a safe and gentle way of releasing ‘Life experiences’ that are held as energetic imprints in our energy field or physical body so that they no longer affect our health and wellbeing on any level…     Over the weekend learn to:

* De-stress your body at a Cellular, Physical, Mental and Emotional level.
* Mindfulness Awareness Harmony and Balance of Mind Body and Spirit.
* Transmute discordant Ancestral energies that no longer serve you.
* Realign with Your Higher Self & raise your Vibrational Frequency.
* Experience Deep Meditation & Increased Vitality & Relaxation.
* Learn how to anchor Light in both the Physical and Subtle Bodies.

Are you ready to commit to your own transformation? This workshop is to support people to make positive changes in their life on all levels.

Arrival from 4pm. Friday – evening meal at 6pm. Workshop 7-10pm Friday. Saturday/Sunday 9.30am – 5.30pm. Investment: Residential p.p. sharing €325 for 2 night stay. Single supplement €15 p.n. extra. Day option also available – please enquire. To secure your place, please send on €100 deposit to Mary O’Halloran on (087) 2830950 maryohalloran@hotmail.com. To check out our beautiful residential venue see The Red Gates Gallery. Early Bird Option: €295 if booked and paid in full by August 16th. Download Poster >>
 


COROFIN FARMER’S MARKET
Friday 5th September 2014, 11.00am – 3.00pm

Corofin Farmers Market – bringing back the market day to Corofin village with a variety of stalls and entertainment. At the Museum Plaza (Church Street).

Featuring locally grown produce, homemade products and unique artisan crafts. Plenty of variety. Please help support the farmers market.

Interested parties are asked to contact Anne Campbell from the Corofin Tourism and Traders Association on 065 6837713. Download the Corofin Craft & Food Fair Vendor Application Form here.
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – MULLAGHMORE GREEN TRAIL
Sunday 31st August, 2.00pm

Burren National Park Information Point will be offering a free guided walk along the Mullaghmore Green Trail. This is a 4.5km walk to the summit of Mullaghmore along the eastern side. The terrain is rough with loose rock so please wear suitable footwear. Meet at Crag Road at 14:00. The walk will take approximately 3 hrs. The free National Park Bus Service will have finished by this date and walkers are asked to make their own way to Crag Road. To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie.
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – BIRDWATCHING WALK
Saturday 30th August, 8.00am

National Heritage Week Event. A 2 km walk on road in the Burren National Park. We will be looking in the hedgerows and wetlands for warblers, sandpipers, egrets and more. Bring your own binoculars if possible. The walk will last approximately 1.5-2 hrs. No booking required.
 


FREE EVENT – BAT TALK & WALK
Wednesday 27th August, 8.00pm

National Heritage Week Event. An illustrated presentation about the bats of the Burren National Park followed by a bat walk along the Orange Trail in the National Park. Meet at the Burren National Park Information Point, Clare Heritage Centre, Corofin at 20.00. No booking required.
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – BROWN TRAIL (SLIEVE CARRAN)
Sunday 24th August 2014, 2.30pm.

Burren National Park Information Point will be offering a free guided walk along the Brown Trail. This is a 2.5km looped walk through open limestone pavement and a small area of mature ash/hazel woodland. Beautiful views of Eagle’s Rock cliff. This site includes a stone oratory, cave and holy well associated with St. Colman MacDuagh, who reputedly set up a hermitage here in the 6th century. Meet at Keelhilla Nature Reserve/Eagle’s Rock at 14.30. The walk will last approximately 2 hrs. This route is not serviced by the National Park Bus Service. To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie
 


OUGHTMAMA HERITAGE WALK
Saturday 23rd August 2014, 2.00pm

Coisceim Anama’s (Pius Murray) next walk takes place at Oughtmama, the Burren, on Saturday 23rd August, 2014 @ 2.00pm. Starting point is Oughtmama, Bellharbour, Bealaclugga, County Clare. For details of the walk see www.Facebook.com/CoisceimAnama and www.heritageweek.ie
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – MINI BEAST HUNT
Saturday 23rd August 2014, 10.30am.

National Heritage Week Event. A mini-beast hunt through the meadows in the Burren National Park. Burren National Park Information Point will be looking for insects, small mammals and frogs. Suitable for children aged between 4-10 years. Please bring suitable clothing and footwear. Please meet at Mullach Mor Crossroads at 10.30. If you would like to avail of the free National Park bus service please take the 10.15 bus leaving the Information Point in Corofin. BOOKING IS REQUIRED as places are limited. To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie.
 


FREE CHILDREN’S ART EVENT – ART IN THE PARK – HABITATS
Friday 22nd August 2014, 10.30am.

Burren National Park Information Point. Free children’s art event. We will be learning all about habitats with an educational presentation followed by art activities. Meet at the Burren National Park Information Point, Clare Heritage Centre, Corofin at 10.30. The event will last approximately 1-1.5 hrs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie.
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – ORANGE TRAIL
Wednesday 20th August 2014, 10.30am.

Burren National Park Information Point will be offering a free guided walk along the Orange Trail. This is a 1.3km looped walk which passes through mature ash/hazel woodland, hay meadow and past a turlough. Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. It will take 1.5-2 hrs. Meet at Mullaghmore Crossroads at 10.30. If you would like to avail of the free National Park bus service, the bus departs from the Information Point in Corofin at 10.15 and will arrive at Mullaghmore Crossroads at 10.30.To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie.
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – MULLAGHMORE GREEN TRAIL
Sunday 17th August 2014, 2.20pm.

Burren National Park Information Point will be offering a free guided walk along the Mullaghmore Green Trail. This is a 4.5km walk to the summit of Mullaghmore along the eastern side. The terrain is rough with loose rock so please wear suitable footwear. Meet at the bus stop at the start of the Mullaghmore trails on the Crag Road at 14.20. If you would like to avail of the free National Park bus service, the bus leaving the Information Point in Corofin at 14.00 will arrive at the Crag Road at 14.20. The walk will take approximately 3 hrs.To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie.
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – NATURE TRAIL (GREEN ARROW ROUTE)
Wednesday 13th August 2014, 10.30am.

Burren National Park Information Point will be offering a free guided walk along the Nature Trail in the Burren National Park. This is a 1.5km looped walk which passes through mature ash/hazel woodland, meadows and open limestone pavement. Some rough terrain with loose rock; suitable footwear is required. Meet at Mullaghmore Crossroads at 10.30. The walk will last approximately 1.5-2 hrs. If you would like to avail of the free National Park bus service, the bus leaving the Information Point in Corofin at 10.15 will arrive at the crossroads at 10.30.To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie.
 


FREE CHILDREN’S ART EVENT – ART IN THE PARK – AMPHIBIANS & REPTILES
Tuesday 12th August 2014, 10.30am.

Free children’s art event. Burren National Park Information Point will be learning all about amphibians and reptiles with an educational presentation. The presentation will be followed by art activities. Meet at the Burren National Park Information Point, Clare Heritage Centre, Corofin at 10.30. The event will last approximately 1-1.5 hrs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. BOOKING IS REQUIRED as places are limited. To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie. 2 places left.
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – ORANGE TRAIL
Sunday 10th August 2014, 2.15pm.

Burren National Park Information Point will be offering a free guided walk along the Orange Trail. This is a 1.3km looped walk which passes through mature ash/hazel woodland, hay meadow and past a turlough. Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. It will take 1.5 hrs. Meet at Mullaghmore Crossroads at 14.15. If you would like to avail of the free National Park bus service, the bus departing from the Information Point in Corofin at 14.00 and will arrive at Mullaghmore Crossroads at 14.15. To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – MINI BEAST HUNT
Friday 8th August 2014, 10.30am.

A mini-beast hunt through the meadows in the Burren National Park. Burren National Park Information Point will be looking for insects, small mammals and frogs. Suitable for children aged between 6-12 years. Please bring suitable clothing and footwear. Please meet at Mullach Mor Crossroads at 10.30. If you would like to avail of the free National Park bus service please take the 10.15 bus leaving the Information Point in Corofin. BOOKING REQUIRED. To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie.
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – SLIEVE CARRAN BROWN TRAIL
Wednesday 6th August 2014, 10.30am.

Burren National Park Information Point will be offering a free guided walk along the Brown Trail in Slievecarran. This is a 2.5km looped walk through open limestone pavement and passing through a small area of mature oak/ash/hazel woodland. Beautiful views of Eagle’s Rock cliff. This site includes a stone oratory, cave and holy well associated with St. Colman MacDuagh, who reputedly set up a hermitage here in the 7th century. Booking Required. This walk is not serviced by the Free Bus. To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at
burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – NATURE TRAIL
Sunday 3rd August 2014, 2.30pm.

Burren National Park Information Point will be offering a free guided walk along the Nature Trail in the Burren National Park. This is a 1.5km looped walk which passes through mature ash/hazel woodland, meadows and open limestone pavement. Some rough terrain with loose rock; suitable footwear is required. Meet at Mullaghmore Crossroads at 14.15. The walk will last approximately 1.5-2 hrs. If you would like to avail of the free National Park bus service, the bus leaving the Information Point in Corofin at 14.00 will arrive at the crossroads at 14.15.
To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie
 


COROFIN FARMER’S MARKET
Friday 1st August 2014, 11.00am – 3.00pm

Corofin Farmers Market – bringing back the market day to Corofin village with a variety of stalls and entertainment. At the Museum Plaza (Church Street).

Featuring locally grown produce, homemade products and unique artisan crafts. Plenty of variety. Please help support the farmers market.

Interested parties are asked to contact Anne Campbell from the Corofin Tourism and Traders Association on 065 6837713. Download the Corofin Craft & Food Fair Vendor Application Form here.
 


NORTH CLARE AGRICULTURAL SHOW
Saturday 26th July 2014

Corofin, Co Clare. Classes in horses, ponies, cattle, sheep & donkeys. Dog show, flowers, vegs, home baking, crafts, poultry, children’s classes and much more. Follow North Clare Agricultural Show on Facebook.
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – NATURE TRAIL
Wednesday 23rd July 2014, 10.30am.

Burren National Park Information Point will be offering a free guided walk along the Nature Trail in the Burren National Park. This is a 1.5km looped walk which passes through mature ash/hazel woodland, meadows and open limestone pavement. Some rough terrain with loose rock; suitable footwear is required. Meet at Mullaghmore Crossroads at 14.15. The walk will last approximately 1.5-2 hrs. If you would like to avail of the free National Park bus service, the bus leaving the Information Point in Corofin at 10.15 will arrive at the crossroads at 10.30.
To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie.
 


VARIETY CONCERT – DYSERT O’DEA CASTLE
Sunday 20th July 2014, 8.00pm.

Dysert O’Dea Castle are having a night of song, music and storytelling. Harp, fiddle, pipes and much more. Tickets are €20 per person. Please contact for tickets, Breda 086 1000295 or Marian 086 1723019. This is the third year they have had this very enjoyable evening and as the numbers are limited please get tickets as soon as possible. Cheese and wine will be served.
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – ORANGE TRAIL
Sunday 20th July 2014, 2.15pm.

Burren National Park Information Point will be offering a free guided walk along the Orange Trail in the Burren National Park. This is a 1.3km looped walk which passes through mature ash/hazel woodland, species-rich grassland and past a turlough. Meet at Mullaghmore Crossroads at 14.15. The walk is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness and will last approximately 1.5-2 hrs. If you would like to avail of the free National Park bus service, the bus leaving the Information Point in Corofin at 14.00 will arrive at the crossroads at 14.15.
To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie.
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – MULLAGHMORE GREEN TRAIL
Sunday 6th July 2014, 2.20pm.

Burren National Park Information Point will be offering a free guided walk along the Mullaghmore Green Trail. This walk consists of a return journey to the summit of Mullaghmore along the eastern side, and back down the same way to the Crag Road. The terrain is rough with loose rock so please wear suitable footwear. Meet at the bus stop at the start of the Mullaghmore trails on the Crag Road at 14:20. If you would like to avail of the free National Park bus service, the bus leaving the Information Point in Corofin at 14.00 will arrive at the Crag Road at 14.20. The walk will take approximately 3 hrs.To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie
 


COROFIN VINTAGE TRACTOR & CAR RUN
Sunday 6th July 2014, 12 noon.

In aid of Clare Crusaders Clinic and Corofin Senior Citizens Association.

Separate run for cars & bikes. Starting from Corofin Village at 12 noon. More information contact 087 6237872.

Follow Corofin Vintage Tractor & Car Run on Facebook.
 


COROFIN FARMER’S MARKET
Friday 4th July 2014, 11.00am – 3.00pm

Corofin Farmers Market – bringing back the market day to Corofin village with a variety of stalls and entertainment. At the Museum Plaza (Church Street).

Featuring locally grown produce, homemade products and unique artisan crafts. Plenty of variety. Please help support the farmers market.

Interested parties are asked to contact Anne Campbell from the Corofin Tourism and Traders Association on 065 6837713. Download the Corofin Craft & Food Fair Vendor Application Form here.
 


LARK AT THE LAKE
Sunday 29th June, 2.00pm.

Lark at the Lake – continuing the family day out. Open-air music, boat trips, face painting, bouncy castle and rides for kids, stalls, hawkers and fun and games. Singers & musicians welcome. Bring your rug and picnic. Lake Inchiquin amenity area. Note that this event is weather dependent.

Water-based activities will include boat trips around the island. Other activities on the day will include fun and games such as, horse-shoe throwing, splat the rat, penalty shoot-out, clothes-line challenge and much more. Bar-B-Q and open-air music.

A nominal charge will apply to take part in some games with prizes for the winners.
 


COROFIN TOURISM ASSOCIATION MEETING
Wednesday 25th June 2014, 8.00pm.

Pauline Bradley’s house. All welcome.
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – NATURE TRAIL (Green Arrow Route)
Sunday 22nd June 2014, 2.15pm.

Burren National Park Information Point will be offering a free guided walk along the Nature Trail in the Burren National Park. This is a 1.5km looped walk which passes through mature ash/hazel woodland, meadows and open limestone pavement. Some rough terrain with loose rock; suitable footwear is required. Meet at Mullaghmore Crossroads at 14.15. The walk will last approximately 1.5-2 hrs. If you would like to avail of the free National Park bus service, the bus leaving the Information Point in Corofin at 14.00 will arrive at the crossroads at 14.15.
To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – NATURE TRAIL (Green Arrow Route)
Friday 20th 2014, 10.30am.

Burren National Park Information Point will be offering a free guided walk along the Orange Trail. This is a 1.3km looped walk which passes through mature ash/hazel woodland, hay meadow and past a turlough. Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness. It will take 1.5 hrs. Meet at Mullaghmore Crossroads at 10.30. If you would like to avail of the free National Park bus service, the bus leaving the Information Point in Corofin at 10.15 will arrive at Mullaghmore Crossroads at 10.30. To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – MULLAGHMORE GREEN TRAIL
Sunday 15th June 2014, 2.20pm.

Burren National Park Information Point will be offering a free guided walk along the Mullaghmore Green Trail. This walk consists of a return journey to the summit of Mullaghmore along the eastern side, and back down the same way to the Crag Road. The terrain is rough with loose rock so please wear suitable footwear. Meet at the bus stop at the start of the Mullaghmore trail on Crag Road at 14:20. The walk will take approximately 3 hrs. If you would like to avail of the free National Park bus service the bus leaving the Information Point in Corofin at 14.00 will arrive at the starting point at 14:20. To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie

 


SEAN KEANE AT TEACH CEOIL
Saturday 14th June 2014, 8.30pm.

Sean Keane playing in the Teach Ceoil, Corofin. €20 admission.

Book by text, Padraic on 086 6070941 or email corofintradfest@gmail.com.
 


COROFIN TOURISM ASSOCIATION MEETING
Wednesday 11th June 2014, 8.00pm.

Crowleys Pub. All welcome.
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – GREEN ARROW ROUTE
Sunday 8th June 2014, 2.15pm.

Burren National Park Information Point will be offering a free guided walk along the Nature Trail in the Burren National Park. This is a 1.5km looped walk which passes through mature ash/hazel woodland, meadows and open limestone pavement. Some rough terrain with loose rock; suitable footwear is required. Meet at Mullaghmore Crossroads at 14.15. The walk will last approximately 1.5-2 hrs. If you would like to avail of the free National Park bus service, the bus leaving the Information Point in Corofin at 14.00 will arrive at the crossroads at 14.15.
To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie
 


COROFIN FARMER’S MARKET
Friday 6th June 2014, 11.00am – 3.00pm

Corofin Farmers Market – bringing back the market day to Corofin village with a variety of stalls and entertainment. At the Museum Plaza (Church Street).

Featuring locally grown produce, homemade products and unique artisan crafts. Plenty of variety. Please help support the farmers market.

Interested parties are asked to contact Anne Campbell from the Corofin Tourism and Traders Association on 065 6837713. Download the Corofin Craft & Food Fair Vendor Application Form here.
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – MULLAGHMORE GREEN TRAIL
Saturday 31st May 2014, 2.20pm.

Burren National Park Information Point will be offering a free guided walk along the Mullaghmore Green Trail. This walk consists of a return journey to the summit of Mullaghmore along the eastern side, and back down the same way to the Crag Road. The terrain is rough with loose rock so please wear suitable footwear. Meet at Crag Road, 1km from Mullaghmore Crossroads, Gortlecka, at 14:20. The walk will take approximately 3 hrs. If you would like to avail of the free National Park bus service, the bus leaving the Information Point in Corofin at 14.00 will arrive at Crag Road at 14.20. To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie
 


RATH/DYSERT PILGRIM PATH WALK
Saturday 31st May 2014, 2.00pm.

Rath/Dysert Pilgrim Path Walk takes place on Saturday 31st May, 2014 at 2.00p.m. Parking at Dysert O’Dea Castle, Corofin, County Clare at 1.30p.m. The 6km walk takes about 2.5 hours along quiet country roads and a green road. The contribution is €5. Shoes/boots with ankle support and warm, waterproof clothing are recommended. To register email piusm@eircom.net or contact Pius Murray at 087 9828173.You can register at Dysert on the day. For further information www.facebook.com/CoisceimAnama and www.pilgrimpath.ie
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – NATURE TRAIL (GREEN ARROW ROUTE)
Wednesday 28th May 2014, 2.15pm.

Burren National Park Information Point will be offering a free guided walk along the Nature Trail in the Burren National Park. This is a 1.5km looped walk which passes through mature ash/hazel woodland, meadows and open limestone pavement. Some rough terrain with loose rock; suitable footwear is required. Meet at Mullaghmore Crossroads at 14.15. The walk will last approximately 1.5-2 hrs. If you would like to avail of the free National Park bus service, the bus leaving the Information Point in Corofin at 14.00 will arrive at the crossroads at 14.15. To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – BIRDWATCHING WALK
Saturday 17th May 2014, 7.00am.

To celebrate National Dawn Chorus Day the Burren National Park Information Point will be offering a free guided early morning birdwatching walk in the Burren National Park. Please meet at Mullaghmore Crossroads, Gortlecka at 07.00. The walk will last approximately 1.5 hrs. Please dress appropriately for the weather and if you have binoculars please bring them along.
To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie.
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – BIRDWATCHING WALK
Saturday 17th May 2014, 7.00am.

To celebrate National Dawn Chorus Day the Burren National Park Information Point will be offering a free guided early morning birdwatching walk in the Burren National Park. Please meet at Mullaghmore Crossroads, Gortlecka at 07.00. The walk will last approximately 1.5 hrs. Please dress appropriately for the weather and if you have binoculars please bring them along.
To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie.
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – WILDFLOWER WALK
Wednesday 7th May 2014, 2.15pm.

The Burren National Park Information Point will be providing a wildflower walk in the national park as part of the Burren in Bloom festival on Wednesday 7th May. Please meet at the Mullaghmore Crossroads at 14.15. For more information and to book please contact us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie.
 


ANDY IRVINE AT TEACH CEOIL
Sunday 4th May 2014, 8.30pm.

Andy Irvine (former Planxty member) playing in the Teach Ceoil, Corofin during the Festival of Finn on Sunday 4th May, 8.30pm. €15 admission.

Book by text, Padraic on 086 6070941 or email corofintradfest@gmail.com.
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – NATURE TRAIL
Sunday 4th May 2014, 2.15pm.

The Burren National Park Information Point will be providing a free guided walk along the Nature Trail in the Burren National Park on Sunday 4th May at 14.15. For more information and to book please contact us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie.
 


IBMA Meeting
Friday 2nd May 2014, 8.30pm.

Irish Beard & Moustache Association meeting @ Crowley’s Pub, Corofin, Co Clare. All welcome.
 


FESTIVAL OF FINN
Thursday 1st – Monday 5th May 2014 (May Bank Holiday Weekend).

5 day family fun festival incorporating the World Stone Throwing Championship, Ireland’s Best Beard & Moustache Competition, the Corofin Parade, village fair & street market, music, dancing, competitions & games, sporting events and lots lots more. See www.festivaloffinn.com or follow Festival of Finn on Facebook.
 


COROFIN TOURISM ASSOCIATION MEETING
Wednesday 30th April 2014, 8.00pm.

Please note that all who will be involved in helping out the Festival should attend the last meeting before the Festival of Finn on Wed 30th April at Inchiquin Inn at 8pm so that the stewarding can be sorted. New volunteers welcome.
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – MULLAGHMORE GREEN TRAIL
Sunday 27th April 2014, 2.00pm.

The Burren National Park Information Point will be offering a free guided walk along the Mullaghmore Green Trail in the Burren National Park. This is a 6.5km walk over open limestone pavement. Beautiful views guaranteed. The terrain is rough with loose rock so please wear suitable footwear. Meet at Mullaghmore Crossroads, Gortlecka at 14.00. The walk will last approximately 3 hrs. To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie.
 


COROFIN TOURISM ASSOCIATION MEETING
Wednesday 23rd April 2014, 8.00pm.

Bofey Quinns. All welcome.
 


FREE GUIDED WALK – NATURE TRAIL (GREEN ARROW ROUTE)
Sunday 20th April 2014, 2.00pm.

We will be offering a free guided walk along the Nature Trail in the Burren National Park. This is a 1.5km looped walk which passes through mature ash/hazel woodland, meadows and open limestone pavement. Beautiful views of Mullaghmore and Lough Gealáin. Some rough terrain with loose rock; suitable footwear is required. Meet at Mullaghmore Crossroads, Gortlecka at 14.00. The walk will last approximately 1.5-2 hrs. To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie
 


ART IN THE PARK – EASTER EGGSTRAVANGANZA
Saturday 19th April 2014, 11.00am.

Free children’s Easter-themed art event. We will learn all about eggs. Some of the questions we will ask include what is an egg? Who is laying eggs in the Burren National Park at this time of year? Why are some eggs more camouflaged than others? And what is a life cycle? The presentation will be followed by egg art activities.
Meet at the Burren National Park Information Point, Clare Heritage Centre, Corofin at 11.00. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie
 


NATIONAL PILGRIM PATHS DAY 2014
Saturday 19th April 2014, 2.00pm.

County Clare Walk: Rath/Dysert Pilgrim Path, Dysert O’ Dea, Corofin, County Clare, on Saturday 19th April 2014 at 14.00. Starting point: Car Park, Saint Blathmac’s Church, Rath, Corofin.

Contact Pius on 087 9828173. Further details later.
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COROFIN TOURISM ASSOCIATION MEETING
Wednesday 16th April 2014, 8.00pm.

Bofey Quinns. All welcome.
 


FUNDRAISER PUB QUIZ
Friday 11th April 2014, 9.00pm.

Fundraiser for Festival of Finn. Crowley’s Bar, starting @ 9pm. Teams of 4 only. Great prizes. €20 per team. Raffle prizes.
 


COROFIN TOURISM ASSOCIATION MEETING
Wednesday 9th April 2014, 8.00pm.

Michael Hogan’s. All welcome.
 


COROFIN TOURISM ASSOCIATION MEETING
Wednesday 2nd April 2014, 8.00pm.

Bofey Quinns. All welcome.
 


COROFIN TOURISM ASSOCIATION MEETING
Wednesday 26th March 2014, 8.00pm.

Next Corofin Tourism Association Meeting at Pauline Bradley’s House. All welcome.
 


COROFIN TOURISM ASSOCIATION MEETING
Wednesday 12th March 2014, 7.30pm.

Our next meeting will be Wednesday 12th March at 7.30pm in Bofey Quinns. All welcome.
 


COROFIN TOURISM ASSOCIATION MEETING
Wednesday 26th February 2014, 8.00pm.

Our next meeting will be Wednesday 26th February at 8.00pm in Hogans. All welcome.
 


COROFIN TRAD FEST 2014
Monday 24th February – Sunday 2nd March 2014

The Corofin Traditional Festival 2014 will take place from Monday February 24th to Sunday March 2nd. See www.corofintradfest.com or follow Corofin Traditional Festival on Facebook.
 


CUMANN SIULADOIRI CORAFINNE WALK / RUN / CYCLE FUNDRAISER
Saturday 22nd February 2014, 12.00noon.

Cumann Siuladoiri Corafinne are organising a 7km walk circle of Rath and 10k run on Saturday 22nd Feb in support of Corofin N.S, And Corofin Xmas lights and Crib. Registration before 12 @ Gaa Hall Corofin walk/run start at 1. We welcome all support.
 


COROFIN TIDY TOWN AGM
Tuesday 11th February 2014, 8.00pm.

The Corofin Tidy Town’s are holding their AGM this Tuesday 11th February @ 8PM in Crowley’s. ALL WELCOME. Please attend and support this great organisation, their aim to make Corofin a nicer and more beautiful place to live in.
 


COROFIN TOURISM ASSOCIATION MEETING
Wednesday 5th February 2014, 8.00pm.

Our next meeting will be Wednesday 5th February at 8.00pm in Bofey Quinns. All welcome.
 


COROFIN TIDY TOWN TABLE QUIZ
Friday 31st January 2014, 9.00pm.

Fundraiser Table Quiz for Corofin Tidy Town. The Anglers Rest/Hogans, starts 9.00pm.
 


GERARD KENNEDY LOCAL ELECTION CANDIDATE CAMPAIGN LAUNCH
Saturday 25th January 2014, 9.00pm.

Invitation to Gerard Kennedy’s local election campaign launch at Daffy’s Bar, Corofin on this Saturday night January 25th. Music by Murt and John. Everyone welcome to attend!
 


COROFIN TOURISM ASSOCIATION MEETING
Wednesday 22nd January 2014, 8.00pm.

Our next meeting will be Wednesday 22nd Jan at 8.00pm at Pauline Bradleys house, with plenty on the agenda to kick start the new year. All welcome.
 


CHRISTMAS MARKET & SANTA VISIT
Sunday 22nd December 2013, 4pm-6pm.

The Corofin Tourism Association and Corofin Farmers Market are arranging a special indoor Christmas Farmers Market (in conjunction with Corofin Youth club and with the kind permission of the GAA) on Sunday 22nd December from 4pm to 6pm in the local GAA Hall.

12 stands have been confirmed with all the usual traders attending plus Christmas Fare and Food. Mark the date in your diary – further detail closer to the event.
 


CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE AT THE FARMYARD
Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd December 2013.

Pre-booked slots 1.00pm-7.00pm.

Enjoy the magic of Christmas with our Farmyard friends as we navigate our way through the different themed events and get cosy with the animals as they shelter from the winter chill.

See the farmyard come alive, adorned with Christmas lights and filled with festive cheer and enjoy this truly natural experience.

Venue: The Farmyard, Dabrien, Corofin, County Clare.
Tel: 065 6798030 / 087 7413618.
Email: info@thefarmyard.ie.
See www.thefarmyard.ie for more details or follow
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CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE AT THE FARMYARD
Friday 20th December 2013.

Pre-booked slots 5.00pm-7.30pm.

Enjoy the magic of Christmas with our Farmyard friends as we navigate our way through the different themed events and get cosy with the animals as they shelter from the winter chill.

See the farmyard come alive, adorned with Christmas lights and filled with festive cheer and enjoy this truly natural experience.

Venue: The Farmyard, Dabrien, Corofin, County Clare.
Tel: 065 6798030 / 087 7413618.
Email: info@thefarmyard.ie.
See www.thefarmyard.ie for more details or follow
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COROFIN TOURISM ASSOCIATION CHRISTMAS PARTY
Thursday 19th December 2013

Christmas party for all Corofin Tourism Association members will be held at Cragmoher House, Corofin (www.burrenescape.com) on Thursday evening. €10 per person. Cost includes nibbles, main course and dessert. Please bring your own drinks. To book contact Marian Darcy at darcy.ie@live.ie or tel 065 6827757 / 086 1723019.
 


CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE AT THE FARMYARD
Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th December 2013.

Pre-booked slots 1.00pm-7.00pm.

Enjoy the magic of Christmas with our Farmyard friends as we navigate our way through the different themed events and get cosy with the animals as they shelter from the winter chill.

See the farmyard come alive, adorned with Christmas lights and filled with festive cheer and enjoy this truly natural experience.

Venue: The Farmyard, Dabrien, Corofin, County Clare.
Tel: 065 6798030 / 087 7413618.
Email: info@thefarmyard.ie.
See www.thefarmyard.ie for more details or follow
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CHILDREN’S HIP-HOP DANCE CLASS
Saturday 14th December 2013, 10.00am-11.00am.

Children’s Hip-Hop Dance Classes are currently running in the Corofin GAA Hall on Saturday mornings at 10am. €7 per class. All ages are welcome. Any queries contact Síodhmhaith 086 3473467
 


CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE AT THE FARMYARD
Friday 13th December 2013.

Pre-booked slots 5.00pm-7.30pm.

Enjoy the magic of Christmas with our Farmyard friends as we navigate our way through the different themed events and get cosy with the animals as they shelter from the winter chill.

See the farmyard come alive, adorned with Christmas lights and filled with festive cheer and enjoy this truly natural experience.

Venue: The Farmyard, Dabrien, Corofin, County Clare.
Tel: 065 6798030 / 087 7413618.
Email: info@thefarmyard.ie.
See www.thefarmyard.ie for more details or follow
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CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE AT THE FARMYARD
Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December 2013.

Pre-booked slots 1.00pm-7.00pm.

Enjoy the magic of Christmas with our Farmyard friends as we navigate our way through the different themed events and get cosy with the animals as they shelter from the winter chill.

See the farmyard come alive, adorned with Christmas lights and filled with festive cheer and enjoy this truly natural experience.

Venue: The Farmyard, Dabrien, Corofin, County Clare.
Tel: 065 6798030 / 087 7413618.
Email: info@thefarmyard.ie.
See www.thefarmyard.ie for more details or follow
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CHILDREN’S HIP-HOP DANCE CLASS
Saturday 7th December 2013, 10.00am-11.00am.

Children’s Hip-Hop Dance Classes are currently running in the Corofin GAA Hall on Saturday mornings at 10am. €7 per class. All ages are welcome. Any queries contact Síodhmhaith 086 3473467
 


COROFIN CHRISTMAS MARKET
Thursday 5th December 2013, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

The Christmas Market will be held as usual on the first Thursday of December which is Thursday 5th, setting up from 6.30pm in Bofey’s. Advertised from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. The Christmas lights will also be turned on for the first time.

Anyone interested in reserving a table please contact Trish Cleary @ Bofey Quins. We have two jewellery tables so cannot accept any more. We have room for Christmas cakes, cards, gifts, plants, cheese, hampers etc. Cost per table €10.

€5 goes towards the Christmas lights, the other €5 covers costs.
 


CHILDREN’S HIP-HOP DANCE CLASS
Saturday 30th November 2013, 10.00am-11.00am.

Children’s Hip-Hop Dance Classes are currently running in the Corofin GAA Hall on Saturday mornings at 10am. €7 per class. All ages are welcome. Any queries contact Síodhmhaith 086 3473467
 


FUNDRAISER PUB QUIZ
Friday 29th November 2013, 9.30pm.

Fundraising table quiz at Bofey Quins, Corofin. Teams of four, €20 per team.

Sponsorship of prizes on the night and spot prizes for the raffle welcome.
 


COROFIN TOURISM ASSOCIATION MEETING
Wednesday 27th November 2013, 8.00pm.

There will be a meeting of the Corofin Tourism Association tomorrow night in Hogan’s Anglers Rest at 8pm. All welcome.
 


TIDY TOWNS COROFIN NIGHT OUT
Saturday 23rd November 2013, 9.00pm.

Tidy Town’s Corofin are celebrating the fact that they have increased their marks by 12 points over the last 2 years. The venue is Daly’s Saturday 23th November, music by Robbie & Bernie. Past and future volunteers are invited. Please come out and support the great work done.
 


CHILDREN’S HIP-HOP DANCE CLASS
Saturday 23rd November 2013, 10.00am-11.00am.

Children’s Hip-Hop Dance Classes are currently running in the Corofin GAA Hall on Saturday mornings at 10am. €7 per class. All ages are welcome. Any queries contact Síodhmhaith 086 3473467
 


CHILDREN’S HIP-HOP DANCE CLASS
Saturday 16th November 2013, 10.00am-11.00am.

Children’s Hip-Hop Dance Classes are currently running in the Corofin GAA Hall on Saturday mornings at 10am. €7 per class. All ages are welcome. Any queries contact Síodhmhaith 086 3473467
 


SCHOOL QUIZ
Friday 15th November 2013, 9.30pm.

Locals are reminded that Corofin School Parents Committee will hold a Table Quiz at Crowley’s Bar on this Friday night November 15th commencing at 9.30pm. The organisers are hoping for a strong showing from the community and there are great prizes both for the quiz and for the accompanying fundraising raffle. The quiz is open to teams of four.
 


BURREN COMMUNITY CHARTER RESOURCE CLINIC & DISCUSSION
Thursday 14th November 2013, 7.30pm.

The Burren: World Heritage Site? Hear what’s happening and have your say at the Burren Community Charter resource clinic and discussion, 14th November in Kilnaboy Hall at 7.30pm.

Ireland currently has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Brú na Bóinne and Skellig Michael, but the Burren along with another six sites is being considered for nomination, since appearing on the tentative list in 2010. The nomination of any of the sites on the tentative list for inclusion on the World Heritage List should only take place after consultation with relevant stakeholders, interested parties and local communities.

Building on the success of last year’s Burren Resource Clinics, the Burren Community Charter is this year hosting a one off event which will function as both a Burren resource clinic and an open discussion on the inclusion of the Burren on the tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The evening will open with a drop-in clinic, where organisations and public bodies working in the region can interact and answer the public’s questions. This will be followed by a chaired public discussion on the prospective nomination of the Burren as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There will be a representative from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht present to outline the process and implications for the region of a nomination and prospective designation.

The event will be held in Kilnaboy Village Hall on Thursday the 14th of November. The resource clinic will start at 7.30pm and discussion will begin at 8.30pm.

This is a topic which could have many impacts on the Burren and it is hoped that the community would attend both the resource clinic and also contribute to the discussion following to give their voice on this important topic.

For more information on the event and the Burren Community Charter visit www.burrencommunitycharter.com or call Áine on 091 638096. More details on UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be found on www.worldheritageireland.ie.
 


COROFIN TOURISM ASSOCIATION MEETING
Wednesday 13th November 2013, 8.00pm.

Gerard Kennedy to address the next meeting with a historical overview of past tourism initiatives in Corofin over the last 50 years and a discussion as to how they can inform current practice.

Next meeting to be held at Pauline Bradley’s house on Wed 13th Nov at 8pm – ( The Festival of Finn Sub Committee will meet beforehand at 7.30pm).
 


CHILDREN’S HIP-HOP DANCE CLASS
Saturday 9th November 2013, 10.00am-11.00am.

Children’s Hip-Hop Dance Classes are currently running in the Corofin GAA Hall on Saturday mornings at 10am. €7 per class. All ages are welcome. Any queries contact Síodhmhaith 086 3473467
 


BURREN GATHERING RETREAT- “A TIME FOR REMEMBERING”
Saturday 2nd November 2013, 10.30am – 5.00pm. Followed by Mass at 5pm.

Venue: Burren Life Balance, Corofin, Co. Clare
Facilitated by: Mary Lillis RSM & Noirin Long RSM

Remembering our loved ones. Honouring our ancestors.

During the day there will be time for reflection, ritual and visiting an ancient Burren site.

Day attendance (limited places)
Total cost €35 to include lunch/refreshments.
BOOKING REQUIRED
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CHILDREN’S HIP-HOP DANCE CLASS
Saturday 2nd November 2013, 10.00am-11.00am.

Children’s Hip-Hop Dance Classes are currently running in the Corofin GAA Hall on Saturday mornings at 10am. €7 per class. All ages are welcome. Any queries contact Síodhmhaith 086 3473467
 


HALLOWEEN AT DYSERT O’DEA CASTLE
Thursday 31st October 2013, 6.00pm-9.00pm

Games, storytelling & treats. Come in costume.
Adm.: €5.00
Tel: 086 1000295
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HALLOWEEN AT THE FARMYARD
Saturday 26th, Sunday 27th & Monday 28th October 2013.

Pre-booked slots 12.00pm-3.00pm, 3.00pm-6.00pm.

Spooky activities include:

* Run the gauntlet through the Passage of Doom.
* Hunt for The Farmyard Zombie.
* Visit Bone Creek Graveyard.
* Visit the Haunted House.
* Learn about Witchcraft.
* Traditional Halloween games.
* Dark tales about the local Witch Biddy Early.
* Prizes for best dressed each day.
* Make a spooky mask.

Venue: The Farmyard, Dabrien, Corofin, County Clare.
Tel: 065 6798030 / 087 7413618.
Email: info@thefarmyard.ie.
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CHILDREN’S HIP-HOP DANCE CLASS
Saturday 26th October 2013, 10.00am.

Children’s Hip-Hop Dance Classes are currently running in the Corofin GAA Hall on Saturday mornings at 10am. All classes are €7 per class. Any queries contact Síodhmhaith 086 3473467
 


CHILDREN’S HIP-HOP DANCE CLASS
Saturday 19th October 2013, 10.00am.

Children’s Hip-Hop Dance Classes are currently running in the Corofin GAA Hall on Saturday mornings at 10am. All classes are €7 per class. Any queries contact Síodhmhaith 086 3473467
 


CHILDREN’S HIP-HOP DANCE CLASS
Saturday 12th October 2013, 10.00am.

Children’s Hip-Hop Dance Classes are currently running in the Corofin GAA Hall on Saturday mornings at 10am. All classes are €7 per class. Any queries contact Síodhmhaith 086 3473467
 


WILLBROOK GATHERING
Saturday 12th October 2013

The national school at Willbrook served the educational needs of a very sizeable portion of the Corofin parish since 1884. It continued to do so for 104 years until following dwindling pupil numbers and rationalisation it closed its doors in 1988. It is appropriate in this year of The Gathering, which marks the 25th anniversary of its closure that a number of past pupils have banded together to organise a reunion of all former pupils of the Willbrook school. The date selected for this unique gathering is Saturday October 12th 2013 with the event taking place as The Falls Hotel, Ennistymon. The organisers are hoping for a very good response and are confident that this will be an occasion to remember, when memories can be shared and friendships renewed. Anyone interested in knowing more about the reunion should contact one of the following: Tom Burke 087 6982210, M J Leyden 087 2524148, Sheila Organ 087 2404226, Gerry O’Loughlin 085 1743050, Jack Hanrahan 065 6837834 or Mary Ward Browne 086 8451322.
 


CHILDREN’S HIP-HOP DANCE CLASS
Saturday 5th October 2013, 10.00am.

Children’s Hip-Hop Dance Classes are currently running in the Corofin GAA Hall on Saturday mornings at 10am. All classes are €7 per class. Any queries contact Síodhmhaith 086 3473467
 


FUNDRAISING QUIZ NIGHT IN BOFEY QUINS
Friday 4th October 2013, 9.30pm.

Teams of 4. €20 per team. Monies raised will pay for ESB, Christmas trees and insurance for 2013.

Please please spread the word through schools, residents associations, clubs etc and encourage support. If people cannot make the quiz, donations are gladly accepted.

The Christmas trees in Corofin, Rath and Kilnaboy will have new LED lights on them this year as well as the bridge thanks to monies raised last year.
 


FORAGING WALK IN THE BURREN WILD
Tuesday 1st October 2013, 10.00am – 1pm.

With Oonagh O’Dwyer (Wild Food Walks)
& Marie McGauran (Burren walking guide)

Wild food is seasonal, local, nutritious and free, beneficial to human health and can be used as food medicine.

Why not come along on a guided foraging walk and experience the Wilds of the Burren with Oonagh & Marie who have teamed up for this exhilarating and enlightening walk. Both hail from a farming background and have a deep love and passion for what they call Wilderness Therapy … … both returned to study as mature students to enhance their deep love and passion for nature and all the countryside has to offer.

Marie will guide you on the mountain paths where you can experience the wilderness and hear the stories and traditions of our ancestral farming practices going back to the first farmers of hunters & gatherers.

A Wild Food Walk is a delight, an engagement with nature, but it is also a journey into a secret world. Oonagh will give information on plant identification. You will learn what wild food has to offer, what not to eat or touch all the while taking in the beautiful scenery of the Burren, and of course tasting the fare………………………..

Date: Tuesday 1st October 2013
Time: 10am – 1.00pm (with tea & home baked scones)
Meet at: The Clare Heritage Centre Museum, Church St, Corofin. Car pooling to start of walk available here.
Cost: €20 Foraging Walk with tea & home baked scones and wild food tasting.
Bookings: Marie McGauran, tel: 086 821 9441 / email: burrencottage@clareireland.net. Oonagh O’Dwyer, tel: 087 6877890 / email: info@wildkitchen.ie
 


CHILDREN’S HIP-HOP DANCE CLASS
Saturday 28th September 2013, 10.00am.

Children’s Hip-Hop Dance Classes are currently running in the Corofin GAA Hall on Saturday mornings at 10am. All classes are €7 per class. Any queries contact Síodhmhaith 086 3473467
 


NATURE TRAIL IN THE BURREN NATIONAL PARK – FREE GUIDED WALK
Friday 27th September 2013, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

On Friday 27th September we will be offering a free guided walk along the Nature Trail in the Burren National Park. Meet at Mullaghmore Crossroads, Gortlecka, at 14:00. The walk will last approximately 1.5 hrs. To book please call us on 065 6827693 or email us at burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie. This is the final walk of the season. The Information Point will be closing on Monday 30th September and will re-open next April.

Contact details:
Burren National Park Information Point, Corofin, Co. Clare.
Tel: +353 (0)656827693
Email: BurrenNationalPark@ahg.gov.ie
Website: www.burrennationalpark.ie
 


COFFEE MORNING IN AID OF MILFORD HOSPICE
Friday 27th September 2013, 9.30am – 12.30pm

Marion Moynihan is holding a coffee morning in her home at 16 Creag Bhriain on Friday 27th September in aid of the nurses in Milford Hospice. 9.30am – 12.30pm. Scrummy cakes by Emer.
Any queries call Emer on 087 9436003.
 


BROWN TRAIL IN THE SLIEVE CARRAN/KEELHILLA NATURE RESERVE – FREE GUIDED WALK
Sunday 22nd September 2013, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Sunday 22nd September – The National Parks and Wildlife Service will be offering a free guided walk along the Brown Trail in the Slieve Carran/Keelhilla Nature Reserve. Meet at the parking area outside the nature reserve at 14.00. The walk will last approximately 2 hrs.

Numbers are limited so booking is essential. To book please call 065-6827693 or email burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie. The free bus service running from the Information Point in Corofin to the park has now finished for the season. However, the Information Point will still be open seven days from 10am until 5pm until the end of September.

Contact details:
Burren National Park Information Point, Corofin, Co. Clare.
Tel: +353 (0)656827693
Email: BurrenNationalPark@ahg.gov.ie
Website: www.burrennationalpark.ie
 


CHILDREN’S HIP-HOP DANCE CLASS
Saturday 21st September 2013, 10.00am.

Children’s Hip-Hop Dance Classes are currently running in the Corofin GAA Hall on Saturday mornings at 10am. All classes are €7 per class. Any queries contact Síodhmhaith 086 3473467
 


GREEN TRAIL IN THE BURREN NATIONAL PARK – FREE GUIDED WALK
Saturday 14th September 2013, 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Saturday 14th September – We will be offering a free guided walk up Mullaghmore along the Green Trail. It will take approximately 3 hrs. Meet at Mullaghmore Crossroads, Gortlecka at 14:00.

Numbers are limited so booking is essential. To book please call 065-6827693 or email burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie. The free bus service running from the Information Point in Corofin to the park has now finished for the season. However, the Information Point will still be open seven days from 10am until 5pm until the end of September.

Contact details:
Burren National Park Information Point, Corofin, Co. Clare.
Tel: +353 (0)656827693
Email: BurrenNationalPark@ahg.gov.ie
Website: www.burrennationalpark.ie
 


GREEN TRAIL IN THE BURREN NATIONAL PARK – FREE GUIDED WALK
Saturday 7th September 2013, 2.00pm – 5.00pm

We will be offering a free guided walk up Mullaghmore along the Green Trail. It will take approximately 3 hrs. Meet at Mullaghmore Crossroads, Gortlecka at 14:00.

Numbers are limited so booking is essential. You can contact us at the Information Point in Corofin on 065-6827693 or by email burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie. The free bus service running from the Information Point in Corofin to the park has now finished for the season. However, the Information Point will still be open Wednesday-Sunday from 10am until 5pm until the end of September. Be sure to check out our website for details of all upcoming events and news: www.burrennationalpark.ie.

Contact details:
Burren National Park Information Point, Corofin, Co. Clare.
Tel: +353 (0)656827693
Email: BurrenNationalPark@ahg.gov.ie
Website: www.burrennationalpark.ie
 


COROFIN FARMER’S MARKET
Friday 6th September 2013, 11.00am – 3.00pm

The Market will feature artisan & local producers. E.g. fancy cakes & buns, organic Burren pork & sausages, gluten free products, free range fresh eggs, chickens, jams, herbs, tea & coffee. Garden plants & flowers, aromatherapy oils & treatments, hand creams soaps & handcrafted jewellery.

Corofin Tourism and Traders Association, following the success of the May Bank Holiday Weekend Festival of Finn Farmers Market, have decided to revive the centuries old tradition of the Corofin Farmers Market.

The revived Corofin Farmers market will take place on the First Friday of each month, from 11am to 3pm, initially for the remainder of 2013, with the new market location on Church Street (Gort Road) in the plaza area in front of the Museum.

There will be a good mix of local Burren based artisan food, confectionery, organic veg, flowers, jewellery, cosmetics and arts and crafts on sale at the Monthly Corofin Farmers Market.

Interested parties are asked to contact Anne Campbell from the Corofin Tourism and Traders Association on 065 6837713. Download the Corofin Craft & Food Fair Vendor Application Form here.
 


NATURE TRAIL IN THE BURREN NATIONAL PARK – FREE GUIDED WALK
Thursday 5th September 2013, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

We will be offering a free guided walk along the Nature Trail in the Burren National Park. Meet at Mullaghmore Crossroads, Gortlecka at 14:00.

Numbers are limited so booking is essential. You can contact us at the Information Point in Corofin on 065-6827693 or by email burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie. The free bus service running from the Information Point in Corofin to the park has now finished for the season. However, the Information Point will still be open Wednesday-Sunday from 10am until 5pm until the end of September. Be sure to check out our website for details of all upcoming events and news: www.burrennationalpark.ie.

Contact details:
Burren National Park Information Point, Corofin, Co. Clare.
Tel: +353 (0)656827693
Email: BurrenNationalPark@ahg.gov.ie
Website: www.burrennationalpark.ie
 


GREEN TRAIL IN THE BURREN NATIONAL PARK – FREE GUIDED WALK
Saturday 31st August 2013, 14.20am – 17.20pm

Saturday 31st August – We will be offering a free guided walk along the Green Trail. This walk consists of a return journey to the summit of Mullaghmore along the eastern side, and back down the same way to the Crag Road. Meet at the Cragg Road at 14:20. It will take approximately 3 hrs. If you would like to avail of the free National Park bus service you can take the bus leaving the Information Point in Corofin at 14:00.

Numbers are limited so booking is essential. You can contact us at the Information Point in Corofin on 065-6827693 or by email burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie. Also, we have a free bus service running from the Information Point in Corofin to the park seven days a week. Be sure to check out our website for details of all upcoming events and news: www.burrennationalpark.ie.

Contact details:
Burren National Park Information Point, Corofin, Co. Clare.
Tel: +353 (0)656827693
Email: BurrenNationalPark@ahg.gov.ie
Website: www.burrennationalpark.ie
 


BROWN TRAIL IN THE SLIEVE CARRAN/KEELHILLA NATURE RESERVE – FREE GUIDED WALK
Friday 30th August 2013, 11.00am – 1.00pm

Friday 30th August – We will be offering a free guided walk along the Brown Trail in the Slieve Carran/Keelhilla Nature Reserve. Meet at the parking area outside the nature reserve at 11:00. The walk will last approximately 2 hrs.

Numbers are limited so booking is essential. You can contact us at the Information Point in Corofin on 065-6827693 or by email burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie. Also, we have a free bus service running from the Information Point in Corofin to the park seven days a week. Be sure to check out our website for details of all upcoming events and news: www.burrennationalpark.ie.

Contact details:
Burren National Park Information Point, Corofin, Co. Clare.
Tel: +353 (0)656827693
Email: BurrenNationalPark@ahg.gov.ie
Website: www.burrennationalpark.ie
 


NATURE TRAIL IN THE BURREN NATIONAL PARK – FREE GUIDED WALK
Thursday 29th August 2013, 11.30am – 1.00pm

Thursday 29th August – We will be offering a free guided walk along the Nature Trail in the Burren National Park. Meet at Mullaghmore Crossroads, Gortlecka, at 11:30. If you would like to avail of the free National Park bus service you can take the bus leaving the Information Point in Corofin at 11:15. The walk will last approximately 1.5 hrs.

Numbers are limited so booking is essential. You can contact us at the Information Point in Corofin on 065-6827693 or by email burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie. Also, we have a free bus service running from the Information Point in Corofin to the park seven days a week. Be sure to check out our website for details of all upcoming events and news: www.burrennationalpark.ie.

Contact details:
Burren National Park Information Point, Corofin, Co. Clare.
Tel: +353 (0)656827693
Email: BurrenNationalPark@ahg.gov.ie
Website: www.burrennationalpark.ie
 


HERITAGE WEEK – BUTTERFLY HUNT
Sunday 25th August 2013, 2.00pm

Sunday 25th August – Butterfly Hunt in the Burren National Park. Meet at Mullach Mór Crossroads at 14:00. Booking required.

Contact details:
Burren National Park Information Point, Corofin, Co. Clare.
Tel: +353 (0)656827693
Email: BurrenNationalPark@ahg.gov.ie
Website: www.burrennationalpark.ie
 


CAHERCOMMAUN STONE FORT – FREE GUIDED WALK
Wednesday 21st August 2013, 11.30am – 1.00pm

On Wednesday 21st August we will be leading a free guided walk to Cahercommaun Stone Fort. Meet at the start of the trail at 11:30. The walk will last approximately 1.5 hrs.

Numbers are limited so booking is essential. You can contact us at the Information Point in Corofin on 065-6827693 or by email burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie. Also, we have a free bus service running from the Information Point in Corofin to the park seven days a week. Be sure to check out our website for details of all upcoming events and news: www.burrennationalpark.ie.

Contact details:
Burren National Park Information Point, Corofin, Co. Clare.
Tel: +353 (0)656827693
Email: BurrenNationalPark@ahg.gov.ie
Website: www.burrennationalpark.ie
 


COOKERY SUMMER CAMP
Monday 19th – Friday 23rd August 2013, 9:30am – 1:00pm each day

Activities include make a pizza in a clay oven and cookery class.
Age 12+ Years. €75.00. Venue: The Farmyard, Dabrien, Corofin, County Clare.
Tel: 065 6798030 / 087 7413618. Email: info@thefarmyard.ie.
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KIDS SCAVENGER HUNT AT THE BURREN NATIONAL PARK – FREE EVENT
Sunday 18th August 2013, 2.15pm – 3.45pm

On Sunday 18th August we will be holding a kids scavenger hunt in the Burren National Park. Meet at Mullach Mór Crossroads at 14:15. If you would like to avail of the free National Park Bus service, the bus leaving the Information Point in Corofin at 14:00 will arrive at the crossroads at 14:15. The hunt will last approximately 1-1.5hrs.

Numbers are limited so booking is essential. You can contact us at the Information Point in Corofin on 065-6827693 or by email burrennationalpark@ahg.gov.ie. Also, we have a free bus service running from the Information Point in Corofin to the park seven days a week. Be sure to check out our website for details of all upcoming events and news: www.burrennationalpark.ie.

Contact details:
Burren National Park Information Point, Corofin, Co. Clare.
Tel: +353 (0)656827693
Email: BurrenNationalPark@ahg.gov.ie
Website: www.burrennationalpark.ie
 


HERITAGE WEEK – BIRDWATCHING WALK
Sunday 18th August 2013, 9.00am

Sunday 18th August – Birdwatching Walk – An Introduction to the Birdlife in the Burren National Park. Meet at Mullach Mór Crossroads at 09:00. Please bring your own binoculars if possible. Booking required.

Contact details:
Burren National Park Information Point, Corofin, Co. Clare.
Tel: +353 (0)656827693
Email: BurrenNationalPark@ahg.gov.ie
Website: www.burrennationalpark.ie
 


‘WILD WINDS’ – THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE AT DYSERT O’DEA CASTLE
Friday 16th August 2013, 8.00pm

An evening of mediaeval entertainment was held recently at Dysart O’Dea Castle as a Gathering event and proved a major success, being completely sold out on the night. It featured music, singing and story-telling and was very well received. Following on from this the castle is hosting a Theatrical Performance from “Wild Winds” on August 16th at 8pm. Wild Winds is a fusion of theatre and music, inspired by the inner landscapes, travels and muses of Irish writers including Yeats, Synge, O’Casey and Joyce. The piece was written by and will be performed by Eleanor Feely, actor and Etain McCooey, musician. Booking advisable; please contact Breda on 086 1000 295 or Marion on 086 172 3019.
 


FARM SUMMER CAMP
Monday 12th – Friday 16th August 2013, 9:30am – 3:00pm each day

Activities include animal feeding & grooming, milk the cow and churn the butter, learn how to shear a sheep; sheep & goat racing.
Age 7-13 Years. €75.00. Venue: The Farmyard, Dabrien, Corofin, County Clare.
Tel: 065 6798030 / 087 7413618. Email: info@thefarmyard.ie.
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ORANGE TRAIL AT THE BURREN NATIONAL PARK – FREE GUIDED WALK
Tuesday 13th August 2013, 11.30am – 1.00pm

On Tuesday 13th August we will be providing a free guided walk along the Orange Trail in the Burren National Park. Meet at Mullaghmore Crossroads, Gortlecka, at 11.30. If you would like to avail of the free National Park bus service, the bus leaving the Information Point in Corofin at 11.15 will arrive at the crossroads at 11.30. The walk will last approximately 1.5 hrs.

Numbers are limited so booking is essential. We have a free bus service running from the Information Point in Corofin to the park seven days a week. Be sure to check out our website for details of all upcoming events and news.

Contact details:
Burren National Park Information Point, Corofin, Co. Clare.
Tel: +353 (0)656827693
Email: BurrenNationalPark@ahg.gov.ie
Website: www.burrennationalpark.ie
 


GREEN TRAIL AT BURREN NATIONAL PARK – FREE GUIDED WALK
Sunday 11th August 2013, 02.20pm – 05.20pm

On Sunday 11th August the National Parks and Wildlife Service will be providing a free guided walk along the Green Trail in the Burren National Park. Meet at Crag Road at 14.20. This is to the summit of Mullaghmore along the eastern side, and back down the same way to the Crag Road. It will take approximately 3 hrs. If you would like to avail of the free National Park bus service, the bus leaving the Information Point in Corofin at 14.00 will take you to the starting point.

Numbers are limited so booking is essential. We have a free bus service running from the Information Point in Corofin to the park seven days a week. Be sure to check out our website for details of all upcoming events and news.

Contact details:
Burren National Park Information Point, Corofin, Co. Clare.
Tel: +353 (0)656827693
Email: BurrenNationalPark@ahg.gov.ie
Website: www.burrennationalpark.ie
 


BROWN TRAIL AT SLIEVE CARRAN / KEELHILLA NATURE RESERVE – FREE GUIDED WALK
Wednesday 7th August 2013, 11.00am – 01.00pm

On Wednesday 7th August we will be walking along the Brown Trail at Slieve Carran/Keelhilla Nature Reserve. Meet at the parking area outside the nature reserve at 11.30. The walk will last approximately 2 hrs.

Numbers are limited so booking is essential. Also, we have a free bus service running from the Information Point in Corofin to the park seven days a week. Be sure to check out our website for details of all upcoming events and news.

Contact details:
Burren National Park Information Point, Corofin, Co. Clare.
Tel: +353 (0)656827693
Email: BurrenNationalPark@ahg.gov.ie
Website: www.burrennationalpark.ie
 


FARM SUMMER CAMP
Tuesday 6th – Friday 9th August 2013, 9:30am – 1:00pm each day

Activities include animal feeding & grooming, milk the cow and churn the butter, learn how to shear a sheep; sheep & goat racing.
Age 4-6 Years. €50.00. Venue: The Farmyard, Dabrien, Corofin, County Clare.
Tel: 065 6798030 / 087 7413618. Email: info@thefarmyard.ie.
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NATURE TRAIL, BURREN NATIONAL PARK – FREE GUIDED WALK
Sunday 4th August 2013, 14.15pm – 16.15pm

On Sunday 4th August we will doing a walk along the Nature Trail in the Burren National Park. Meet at Mullaghmore Crossroads, Gortlecka, at 14.15. If you would like to avail of the free National Park Bus service, the bus leaving the Information Point in Corofin at 14.00 will arrive at the crossroads at 14.15. The walk will last approximately 1.5-2 hrs.

Numbers are limited so booking is essential. Also, we have a free bus service running from the Information Point in Corofin to the park seven days a week. Be sure to check out our website for details of all upcoming events and news.

Contact details:
Burren National Park Information Point, Corofin, Co. Clare.
Tel: +353 (0)656827693
Email: BurrenNationalPark@ahg.gov.ie
Website: www.burrennationalpark.ie
 


Fairy & Wizard Family Day
Sunday 4th August 2013, 12.00-6.00pm

Great day planned at the farmyard with a huge timetable of activities.

  • Story Telling on the Fairy Fort with Eddie Lenihan
  • Wizard Magic Show
  • Fairy & Wizard Hunt
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Face painting
  • Prizes for best dressed fairies and wizards

Join in on a great days entertainment

€7 per adult or child.
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children), €25. €5 for each additional child.

Tel: 065 6798030 / 087 7413618. Email: info@thefarmyard.ie.
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The Mountain Goats Walk
Saturday 3rd Aug 2013, 12 noon to 4pm
(more walks for August to be confirmed)

Walk the Mountains – See the Goats – Taste the Cheese

Marie, Burren Experience Guided Walks will guide you onto the mountain and tell you the story of how her ancestors farmed the land and were almost self sufficient.

Follow the goat trail to Melissa goat farm. Witness how Melissa farms, tends to her goats and makes cheese from their milk.

Visit the tea house for some home bread and cheese tasting.

Meet at: The Clare Heritage Centre Museum, Church St, Corofin at 12noon
Cost: €15
Booking essential contact: Marie McGauran, tel: 086 821 9441, email: burrencottage@clareireland.net
 


COROFIN FARMER’S MARKET
Friday 2nd August 2013, 11.00am – 3.30pm

The Market will feature artisan & local producers. E.g. fancy cakes & buns, organic Burren pork & sausages, gluten free products, free range fresh eggs, chickens, jams, herbs, tea & coffee. Garden plants & flowers, aromatherapy oils & treatments, hand creams soaps & handcrafted jewellery.

Corofin Tourism and Traders Association, following the success of the May Bank Holiday Weekend Festival of Finn Farmers Market, have decided to revive the centuries old tradition of the Corofin Farmers Market.

The revived Corofin Farmers market will take place on the First Friday of each month, from 11am to 3pm, initially for the remainder of 2013, with the new market location on Church Street (Gort Road) in the plaza area in front of the Museum.

There will be a good mix of local Burren based artisan food, confectionery, organic veg, flowers, jewellery, cosmetics and arts and crafts on sale at the Monthly Corofin Farmers Market.

Interested parties are asked to contact Anne Campbell from the Corofin Tourism and Traders Association on 065 6837713. Download the Corofin Craft & Food Fair Vendor Application Form here.
 


MICHAEL MAC MAHON BOOK LAUNCH
Friday 2nd August 2013

NEW PUBLICATION
The Parish of Corofin by Michael Mac Mahon

Description: A 397 page illustrated Hardback with a foreword by Most Rev. Dr. Kieran O’ Reilly, Bishop of Killaloe. The book provides a historical profile of the modern Catholic parish of Corofin (i.e. the union of Rath & Killinaboy) from the earliest times to the present day.

To be launched on Friday 2 August, 2013 at the Genealogical Centre, Corofin.

The sleeve notes on the book provide the following details:-
Leamaneh Castle, the Burren National Park and Lake Inchiquin are well-known landmarks that help to stake out the geography of this attractive North Clare parish. Based on the church lands of two of the front line foundations of Monastic Clare, the parish has a history reaching back almost to the dawn of Monastic Ireland. Relics from monastic times include the unique Tau Cross of Killinaboy and the crozier and bells of St. Blathmac.

The secular history of the parish is equally impressive. Home to two of the most powerful branches of the O’Brien descendants of Brian Ború, namely the barons of Inchiquin and their collateral descendants and successors in title, the Leamaneh/Dromoland O’Briens, the parish was at the very nerve-centre of Clare’s historical experience. Murrough, the tanist, and his namesake, Murrough ‘of the Burnings’, are just two of the native sons whose exploits give a national dimension to this local historical discourse.

In later times Corofin was the birthplace of the Terry Alts, one of the most explosive of the secret, oath-bound factions that sought – often by violent means – to preserve traditional tenant-rights in the straitened agrarian economy of the pre-Famine decades.

The Author: Michael Mac Mahon is a past vice-president and an honorary life member of the Clare Archaeological & Historical Society. He holds an MA in History & Local Studies from the University of Limerick, and is a former member of the Heritage Council.

Contact :Michael Mac Mahon
T. 065 6837001
M. 086 1628307
Email maxclare1@gmail.com
 


CAHERCOMMAUN STONE FORT – FREE GUIDED WALK
Wednesday 31st July 2013, 11.30am – 1.00pm

On Wednesday 31st we will be providing a free guided walk to Cahercommaun stone fort.

Meet at the start of the trail at 11.30am.
The walk will last approximately 1.5 hrs.

Contact details:
Burren National Park Information Point, Corofin, Co. Clare.
Tel: +353 (0)656827693
Email: BurrenNationalPark@ahg.gov.ie
Website: www.burrennationalpark.ie
 


COOKERY SUMMER CAMP
Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August 2013, 9:30am – 1:00pm each day

Activities include make a pizza in a clay oven and cookery class.
Age 7-13 Years. €75.00. Venue: The Farmyard, Dabrien, Corofin, County Clare.
Tel: 065 6798030 / 087 7413618. Email: info@thefarmyard.ie.
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‘MARVELLOUS MAMMALS’ – FREE KIDS’ ART EVENT
Monday 29th July 2013, 11.00am – 12.00 noon

On Monday 29th July a free kids art event ‘Marvellous Mammals’ will take place at the Burren National Park Information Point in Corofin from 11.00am – 12.00pm.

Numbers are limited so booking is essential.

Contact details:
Burren National Park Information Point, Corofin, Co. Clare.
Tel: +353 (0)656827693
Email: BurrenNationalPark@ahg.gov.ie
Website: www.burrennationalpark.ie
 


BROWN TRAIL AT SLIEVE CARRAN / KEELHILLA NATURE RESERVE – FREE GUIDED WALK
Sunday 28th July 2013, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

On Sunday 28th July the National Parks and Wildlife Service will be providing a free guided walk along the Brown Trail at Slieve Carran / Keelhilla Nature Reserve.

Meet at the parking area outside the nature reserve at 14.00.
The walk will last approximately 1.5-2 hrs.

Contact details:
Burren National Park Information Point, Corofin, Co. Clare.
Tel: +353 (0)656827693
Email: BurrenNationalPark@ahg.gov.ie
Website: www.burrennationalpark.ie
 


NORTH CLARE AGRICULTURAL SHOW
Saturday 27th July 2013

Show starts @ 9.30am sharp with Horse and Pony Jumping. Classes also in horses, ponies, cattle, sheep, donkeys and also a dog show. Dog show commences with entries taken 1pm approx, other classes start approx 11.30am. Indoor exhibits in flowers, vegs, home baking, crafts, poultry and many children’s classes.

Further info :-
A: The Bridge, Corofin, Co Clare (Mary McMahon)
T: +353 (0)65 6837795

Entries to :-
A: 4A Laughtagoona, Corofin, Co Clare (Marian Darcy)
T: +353 (0)65 6827757 / +353 (0)86 1723019

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FARM SUMMER CAMP
Monday 22nd – Friday 26th July 2013, 9:30am – 3:00pm each day

Activities include animal feeding & grooming, milk the cow and churn the butter, learn how to shear a sheep; sheep & goat racing.
Age 7-13 Years. €75.00. Venue: The Farmyard, Dabrien, Corofin, County Clare.
Tel: 065 6798030 / 087 7413618. Email: info@thefarmyard.ie.
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The Mountain Goats Walk
Saturday 20th July 2013, 12 noon to 4pm

Walk the Mountains – See the Goats – Taste the Cheese

Marie, Burren Experience Guided Walks will guide you onto the mountain and tell you the story of how her ancestors farmed the land and were almost self sufficient.

Follow the goat trail to Melissa goat farm. Witness how Melissa farms, tends to her goats and makes cheese from their milk.

Visit the tea house for some home bread and cheese tasting.

Meet at: The Clare Heritage Centre Museum, Church St, Corofin at 12noon
Cost: €15
Booking essential contact: Marie McGauran, tel: 086 821 9441, email: burrencottage@clareireland.net

 

FARM SUMMER CAMP
Monday 15th – Friday 19th July 2013, 9:30am – 3:00pm each day

Activities include animal feeding & grooming, milk the cow and churn the butter, learn how to shear a sheep; sheep & goat racing.
Age 7-13 Years. €75.00. Venue: The Farmyard, Dabrien, Corofin, County Clare.
Tel: 065 6798030 / 087 7413618. Email: info@thefarmyard.ie.
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BURREN TUG-O-WAR
Sunday 14th July 2013, 1.00pm

The Burren Tug-O-War Club will host the All Ireland Tug-O-War championships at the Corofin GAA grounds on Sunday next July 14th and this is sure to be a major spectacle. Clubs are expected from all parts of Ireland including World Champions, Boley from Wexford and Lakehill from Mayo. With several titles on the line competition is expected to be fierce and the local club will be competing with the best in the land in the hope of adding to their impressive haul of silverware this season. On Sunday last Burren were competing in Co. Sligo where they had to be satisfied with the silver medals in both the lightweight and heavyweight classes. They will be going all out on Sunday to add an All- Ireland title to their achievements. The championships are also a welcome boost to tourism in the Corofin area with many of the teams expected to arrive on Saturday and stay in local accommodation. Competitive fare gets under way at 1.00pm on Sunday and with fine weather predicted over the week-end a huge crowd is expected to pack the Pairc Finne venue. Gus O’Loughlin is very proud of the achievements of his charges so far this season and he is appealing to locals to come out in force on Sunday to cheer the Burren on.

 

FORAGING WALK & COOKERY DEMO IN THE BEAUTIFUL BURREN
Sunday 14th July 2013, 12.00 noon

With Vivienne Campbell, Herbalist (RTE Corrigan Cooks Naturally)
and Marie McGauran (Burren Experience Guided Walks).

Come along on a guided foraging walk in the Burren National Park. Many common plants and ‘weeds’ are edible, highly nutritious and can be turned into tasty dishes or delicious drinks. Discover our native ‘potato’ and marvel at beautiful, edible flowers. The walk will be followed by a wild food cookery demo, using plants that were harvested on the walk. The recipes featured will vary according to what is seasonally available. Learn how to include healthy wild herbs in your diet and sample the tasty dishes that we make! The walk will go ahead rain or shine so dress for the weather.

Date: Sunday 14th July.
Time: Noon – 4.30pm (with lunch break).
Meet at: The Clare Heritage Centre Museum, Church St, Corofin. Parking and public transport to venue available here.
Cost: Foraging Walk & Cookery Demo €40. Light lunch available for additional €5. Accomodation for weekend also available in self-catering cottage in the Burren. Tel: Marie on 086 821 9441 or visit www.mullaghmore-burren.com
Bookings: Marie McGauran. Tel: 086 821 9441. Email: burrencottage@clareireland.net.

Vivienne is a qualified herbalist. She teaches popular herbal remedy-making, natural cosmetic-making and foraging courses. She regularly leads guided herb walks and has a clinic in Ennis. You can find out more about her work at www.theherbalhub.com / 086 8899168.

Burren Experience Guided Walks is located southeast of Mullaghmore Mountain, just 4 miles from Corofin Co. Clare. Having lived her entire life in the shadow of Mullaghmore, Marie offers varied walking experiences, each tailored to suit different needs.

 

WEBSITE LAUNCH
Friday 12th July 2013, 9.00pm

Corofin Tourism Association cordially invite you to the Grand Launch of our new website ~ www.visitcorofin.com.

At the Inniquin Inn with live music and buffet ~ al fresco on the garden terrace. Special guest at our Launch will be newly elected Mayor of Clare Joe Arkins.

The event is FREE and it is hoped that you will come along with your partners and friends to support it. Should be a great night!

We are in the process of compiling a comprehensive list of businesses and services in our local area. If you are not yet on our website we invite you to join us. For just €30 p.a. you can promote your business or service on both of our websites ~ the new website: visitcorofin.com and festivaloffinn.com. We will also include you on any other relevant publications produced by the Corofin Tourism & Traders Association. For further details contact: Pauline Bradley on 087 6383988 or see Membership.

Corofin Tourism Association ~ Working Together to Promote Corofin !!

 

COROFIN VINTAGE TRACTOR & CAR RUN
Sunday 7th July 2013, 12.00 noon

Vintage Tractor & Car Run through The Burren will start from Corofin Village on Sunday, July 7th 2013 at noon. Funds raised going to Clare Crusaders and the Corofin Senior Citizen’s Association.

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COROFIN FARMER’S MARKET
Friday 5th July 2013, 11.00am – 3.30pm

The Market will feature artisan & local producers. E.g. fancy cakes & buns, organic Burren pork & sausages, gluten free products, free range fresh eggs, chickens, jams, herbs, tea & coffee. Garden plants & flowers, aromatherapy oils & treatments, hand creams soaps & handcrafted jewellery.

Corofin Tourism and Traders Association, following the success of the May Bank Holiday Weekend Festival of Finn Farmers Market, have decided to revive the centuries old tradition of the Corofin Farmers Market.

The revived Corofin Farmers market will take place on the First Friday of each month, from 11am to 3pm, initially for the remainder of 2013, with the new market location on Church Street (Gort Road) in the plaza area in front of the Museum.

There will be a good mix of local Burren based artisan food, confectionery, organic veg, flowers, jewellery, cosmetics and arts and crafts on sale at the Monthly Corofin Farmers Market.

Interested parties are asked to contact Anne Campbell from the Corofin Tourism and Traders Association on 065 6837713. Download the Corofin Craft & Food Fair Vendor Application Form here.

 

THE MOUNTAIN GOATS WALK
Walk the Mountains – See the Goats – Taste the Cheese
Saturday 8th June 2013, 12.00 noon – 4.00pm

Mountain Goats WalkMarie, Burren Experience Guided Walks will guide you onto the mountain and tell you the story of how her ancestors farmed the land and were almost self sufficient.

Follow the goat trail to Melissa goat farm. Witness how Melissa farms, tends to her goats and makes cheese from their milk. Visit the tea house for some home bread and and cheese tasting.

Meet at: The Clare Heritage Centre Museum, Church Street, Corofin at 12.00 noon. Cost: €25
Booking essential contact: Marie McGauran 086 821 9441 / burrencottage@clareireland.net

 

COROFIN FARMER’S MARKET
Friday 7th June 2013, 11.00am – 3.00pm

Don’t forget to visit the Corofin Farmers Market this Friday June 7th 11am – 3pm. The Market will feature artisan & local producers. E.g. fancy cakes & buns, organic Burren pork & sausages, gluten free products, free range fresh eggs, chickens, jams, herbs, tea & coffee. Garden plants & flowers, aromatherapy oils & treatments, hand creams soaps & handcrafted jewellery.

Corofin Tourism and Traders Association, following the success of the May Bank Holiday Weekend Festival of Finn Farmers Market, have decided to revive the centuries old tradition of the Corofin Farmers Market.

The revived Corofin Farmers market will take place on the First Friday of each month, from 11am to 3pm, initially for the remainder of 2013, with the new market location on Church Street (Gort Road) in the plaza area in front of the Museum.

There will be a good mix of local Burren based artisan food, confectionery, organic veg, flowers, jewellery, cosmetics and arts and crafts on sale at the Monthly Corofin Farmers Market.

Interested parties are asked to contact Anne Campbell from the Corofin Tourism and Traders Association on 065 6837713. Download the Corofin Craft & Food Fair Vendor Application Form here.

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