The email that may/may not have got lost in the internet pipes

Can’t find it? Not to worry. Here’s the email with all the ins and outs of buses etc.

Getting to Corofin

Tips to help you find your way from Dublin through the wilderness of County Clare from a native wild beast. First off:

  1. You’re looking for Corofin, Co. Clare NOT Co. Galway – careful with that sat nav!
  2. It will take you the guts of 3 hours to get there
  3. Don’t rely on your phone to get you out of trouble – there’s some dodgy reception spots all over north Clare so print directions beforehand if you can
  4. It’s race week in Galway. Avoid Galway and its environs or you’ll be in traffic for the rest of your life.

Option 1: Dublin > Gort > Ennis > Corofin

Google Maps will try to send you directly from Gort to Corofin through the middle of nowhere but unless you’ve got your wits about you, it’s easy miss critical turn offs. The M6 is tolled in 2 places, Kinnegad and Ballinasloe.

Here’s a Google Maps link with that route plotted: Dublin > Gort > Ennis > Corofin.

Option 2: Dublin > Gort > Corofin

This is the shortest route but easy to go wrong on once you leave Gort. Google Maps link with that route plotted: Dublin > Gort > Corofin.

Option 3: Dublin > Ennis > Corofin

This route will take you down the M7 to Limerick and on to Ennis. It’s the longest of the 3 options on paper but if you’re fearing the exodus to Galway it might work out quicker overall.

Here’s a Google Maps link with that route plotted: Dublin > Ennis > Corofin.

Option 4: The via Ballyvaughan route

For anyone who needs to track me down this is the route via home. Map and route here.

Google Map of key spots from Lindsay

Church, reception venue etc all marked here:

The Church

Rath Church seems to have been added to Google Maps by someone resourceful. Link to the map:


Myself and Cliona will be sorting out payment for the hostel we’re staying in on the night of the wedding. If you haven’t paid already, please have the cash on you on the day. For further info on the hostel see the email from Maria or get in touch with us.

Other useful info for the trip

  • Cash – there is no cash machine in Corofin. Nearby ATMs/ones on route:
    • Ennistymon
    • Lahinch
    • Lisdoonvarna
    • Gort
    • Ennis
  • Rain – not to jinx us but it’s the west coast and more inclined towards soft days
  • Shops – north Clare ain’t no metropolis so for that emergency spare pair of tights, either pack em or head for Ennis which is 15mins away
  • It’s really pretty and outdoorsy – pack the comfy shoes for a stroll or hike
  • Roads will be narrow and deliciously potholey in places


Give me a buzz at 086 3409352 and I’ll see if I can get you back on track. Email is

Just bear in mind the golden rule of travelling around Ireland – if you see grass in the middle of the road, you should probably turn back :)

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