Corofin, Co.Clare, was one of the larger villages to be served by the 1887/95 constructed narrow gauge West Clare Railway which ran from Ennis to Kilkee and Kilrush. The line was the last narrow gauge railway in Ireland, finally closing in 1961, despite CIE's efforts to modernise the route. Corofin was the first important station outside Ennis, although the station itself was located some distance from the village. It had a large station building but with a single platform, though a loop and siding were provided at the east end of the station to allow trains to cross. Today the main building, complete with well maintained platform survives.
Corofin Station, looking towards Ennis, showing the station building and single plaform. This view is from the former level crossing. A closer view of the single platform at Corofin Station, as well as the platform veranda. The station building dates from 1887. Corofin was one of the larger station buildings provided on the West Clare Railway line. This view is from the station forecourt. Just beyond the building can just be seen the stone built goods shed. A view looking south towards Kilkee & Kilrush from the former level crossing at Corofin Station. The stone gate posts for the crossing gates are still in situ.
A former level crossing just north of Corofin Station, looking towards Ennis. A wall has been constructed across the former trackbed. The derelict single storey crossing keepers house, locared just north of Corofin Station. Looking across the opposite side of the road, showing the trackbed, here like at Ruan Halt, former railway sleepers have been used as a fence The trackbed on the northern approach to Corofin Station. The West Clare line was lifted shortly after closure in February 1961.