Introducing Corofin & Around
Corofin (Cora Finne), also spelt Corrofin, is a traditional village on the southern fringes of the Burren. It's low-key and a classic place to sample the rhythms of Clare life. The surrounding area features a number of turloughs (small lakes) and several O'Brien castles, including two on the shores of nearby Lough Inchiquin.
About 4km northwest of Corofin, on the road to Leamanegh Castle and Kilfenora (R476), look for the small town of Kilnaboy. The ruined church here is well worth seeking out for the sheila-na-gig (carved female figure with exaggerated genitalia) over the doorway.