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Top Choice Historic Site in Corofin

Dysert O'Dea

The centrepiece of this fascinating historic site where St Tola founded a monastery in the 8th century is the four-storey, 15th-century O'Dea Castle. Today it houses the Clare Archaeology Centre, which runs a roofto…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Corofin

Dromore Wood

Extending along a lovely river, Dromore Wood encompasses some 400 hectares of picturesque Irish woodland as well as the ruins of the lakeside 17th-century O'Brien Castle and two ring forts. Dromore Wood is 9.3km eas…
Film Location in Corofin

Father Ted's House

Fans of madcap TV comedy Father Ted will jump at the chance to visit the building that provided the exterior shots of the series' parochial house. Advance bookings are essential; phone bookings are requested only be…
Visitor Centre in Corofin

Clare Heritage & Genealogy Centre

In addition to efficient services for people researching their Clare ancestry, the Clare Heritage and Genealogy Centre functions as the Burren National Park Information Point, with information on the Burren's geolog…
Museum in Corofin

Clare Heritage Centre Interpretative Museum

Many of the displays inside early 1700s St Catherine's Church cover the horrors of the Great Famine, which led to mass emigration. More than 200,000 people lived in Clare before the Famine; today the county's popula…