Various groups and organisations within the Parish.
The society does wonderful voluntary work for the missions abroad. Its members make vestments, knit garments and send sacred vessels on request from priests and nuns working in the missions.
Contact (093) 41336
The choir has been enhancing our liturgies for many years.
New members are always welcome.
Contact (093) 41447
Promotes vocations to the priesthood and assists young students financially.
Meeting monthly after the first Friday Mass.
The Liturgy Group organise lay involvement in our Masses.
Contact (093) 41472
Whatever your bereavement it will be dealt with in a sensitive and caring way. This is a free, confidential service and is run by trained facilitators.
Contact (087) 6212721
Corofin Pioneer Centre was founded over 50 years ago. It has members from every age group.
Contact (093) 41472
Assisting the parish priest in his ministry.
Contact (093) 41427
Contact (093) 41398
The Baptism Team helps families prepare for Baptism and can be contacted through the Parish Office (093) 41427
Various sports clubs and organisations in our Parish.
The Athletic club was originally founded by Tommy Farragher back in the 1980's. It was relaunched in 2010, and has grown since.
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Corofin GAA club represents the ecclesiastical parish of Cummer and Kilmoylan in north Galway in the Archdiocese of Tuam. It incorporates two civil or ‘half’ parishes in Corofin and Belclare.
There is a tradition of Gaelic football in this area that pre-dates the foundation of the GAA when ‘football’ games at big sports days were contested by teams from the parish.
Corofin and Belclare decided to amalgamate in 1925 when the current club was formed. The name of the new club was decided when Corofin captained by Paddy Stephens defeated Belclare captained by Hubert McHugh in a game in Anbally on Easter Sunday – April 12th.
The club caters for players from under 6 to adult. We are the current 3 in a row All-Ireland Club Football Champions.
Sylane Hurling Club was the only club formed in Ireland in the centenary year of the GAA in 1984. The club colours are black and amber. The club grounds are located at the extreme north of the parish of Corofin located approximately (4 miles) out the Weir Road from Tuam or by turning right before Belclare village (4 miles). The club catchment area is Corofin, Caherlistrane, Kilconly and Headford with young players attending training from all of these areas. All children living in the parish of Corofin must play hurling with Sylane as prescribed by the GAA parish rule. Our club coach Sean Costello coaches weekly in Ballinderry and Cummer National Schools. Sylane Camogie Club also forms part of the Hurling Club and was set up in 2008.
Underage Coaching for boys and girls takes place every Saturday 5pm – 6pm in Sylane starting with U6 to U10 years of age.
Key club contacts are set out below.
U6 – John Higgins Corofin (086) 3811461
U8 – Oliver Mullen Kilbannon (086) 6044582
U10 – Noel Tyrrell (Chairman) Corofin (086) 8314033
U12/13 – Tom Keane Caherlistrane (087) 6738524
U14 – Billy McDonagh Corofin (086) 8509361
U15/U16 – Ronan Higgins Corofin (087) 6370475
Other - Noel Tyrrell (086) 8314033
Camogie - Sean Costello (087) 7900705
Pitch on the main road into Corofin.
In the Dr Duggan Hall.
Classes in Annagh Hill NS.
Various organisations in our community.
Belclare Community Council
In 2005 members organised, among other events, the Senior Citizens' Party, two table quizzes and a progressive 25 card game.
The Community Council is responsible for the management and maintenance of the Community Centre in Belclare, the Sports Field in Claretuam and is the organising body for the Rural Social Scheme which is currently carrying out enhancement works in the parish.
Secretary of the Council: Joan Gardiner
Treasurers: Mary Heneghan and Mary Bushell
Vice-Chairman: Peter O'Grady
Chairman: Sean Canney
who can be contacted at (093) 55327 for further information.
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Annual events have been organised to promote community spirit, such as Duck Race, Santa & Christmas Party, Halloween Party. Other occasional social events are organised as well.
Background and Projects
The Corofin Community Council (CCC) was formed in 2002 with the aim of developing stronger community involvement.
Annual events have been organised to promote community spirit, such as Duck Race, Santa & Christmas Party, Halloween Party. Other occasional social events are organised, including Table Quizes and Treasure Hunts.
Any funds raised by the CCC are ploughed back into the community by funding our community projects (e.g. bridge flower baskets), and assisting other local voluntary organisations with projects (e.g. Corofin Utd. grounds entrance, Corofin Athletic Club).
Funds are currently being allocated to an ambitious Townland Signs Project, which is underway with good progress. Stone signs with the names of each of the sixty townlands (in English and as Gaeilge) will be erected.
From its office in the Corofin Barracks, regular meetings are held by the CCC Committee, which is made up of some of the local volunteers. It is through the generous help of local volunteers that the CCC events are so successful. Many of the volunteers are parents who find that the events give the children very entertaining social events that are both local and great value; whilst the volunteers themselves get great satisfaction from contributing to their own community.
…. ’Ask not what Corofin can do for you, but what you can do for Corofin’ ….
Contact us: (087) 1468777
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Senior Citizens Club
A voluntary run recreation centre where persons within the community can meet on a weekly basis. It provides a warm welcoming atmosphere. Activities include Bingo, card playing, ceol, craic and a chance to chat with the neighbours while partaking of refreshments.
All are welcome to attend every Thursday night at 7.30pm in the Garda Station Residence.
A local bus service is provided to and from the centre
Corofin Musical Society
Launched in 2015, Corofin Musical Society's introductory performance was "All Shook Up".
Having entertained and surprised, the next production is eagerly awaited.
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Belclare Amateur Drama Society
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Corofin Community Alert Scheme
Corofin Community Text Alert is up and running. Anyone who notices suspicious activity can ring Tuam Garda Station at (093)70840.
You MUST tell them that you are a member of the Corofin text alert scheme. Registration is still open to all members of the community.
The Community Alert Committee was elected after a general community meeting held in October 2012. Chairperson: Neil McGill
Treasurer: Chris McGrath
Secretary: Caroline McDonagh
P R O: Sally Connaughton
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Various youth clubs and organisations.
A place to share thoughts, ideas and communicate together. Corofin Foróige Club was set up in 1988-89
We are delighted to announce that, following our recent AGM, we have a new Corofin Comhaltas Committee in place for 2023-2024 year.
The Committee are delighted to be supported by our new Branch President Sinead Hayes from Curry. Sinead is one of our branches most successful members who has developed a career across many musical genres, and her mother Mary was one of the branches founding members. The committee are looking forward to working with Sinead and leveraging her depth of musical experience and passion for music, as we continue to promote music, song and dance in the area.
The following Officers were also elected:
Along with other General committee members, we have a strong and eager committee in place and are actively planning for the coming year.
Relaunch Day SAVE THE DATE: BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 30TH OCT
Corofin Comhaltas will hold a re launch day on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon 30th October in the Dr Duggan hall. This will be an opportunity for both children and adults to learn about the various instruments, meet the local tutors, take the opportunity of look and feel to instruments, register for an instrument under the rental scheme, learn about options available for lessons, enrol with Comhaltas for the upcoming year and also have some family Halloween fun and games. We hope to have demonstrations for button accordion, whistle, flute, guitar, banjo, piano, piano accordion, bodhran, harp, concertina, fiddle and more! We are also hoping to hold a session locally that evening for existing musicians! More details to follow!
Return of Instruments As we finalize the inventory of instruments available to the branch, can any existing instruments in the community pre COVID be returned, either to Cummer NS or any committee member.
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Irish Dancing School based in Corofin, Galway. Teaching step & céilí dancing from beginners to championship level.
Corofin/Belclare/Sylane Community Games caters for children aged 6-16 years.
It is not entirely sports based, there is a culture and arts section so children get an opportunity to experience a wide range of activities.
Local games are followed up by a county final and culminating in the All-Ireland Finals held in Athlone over two weekends in August.
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