Newmarket, County Cork

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This article is about the town in County Cork, Republic of Ireland. For other places named Newmarket, see Newmarket (disambiguation). For places named New Market, see New Market (disambiguation).
Newmarket
Áth Trasna
Town
Newmarket is located in Ireland
Newmarket
Newmarket
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 52°12′54″N 9°00′19″W / 52.215112°N 9.005317°W / 52.215112; -9.005317Coordinates: 52°12′54″N 9°00′19″W / 52.215112°N 9.005317°W / 52.215112; -9.005317
Country Ireland
Province Munster
County Cork
Population (2008)
 • Urban 2,557
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference R314076
Website www.newmarketgaa.ie

Newmarket, historically known as Aghatrasna (Irish: Áth Trasna), is a town in the Barony of Duhallow, County Cork, Ireland.

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People[edit]

  • John Philpot Curran, the famous Irish orator and lawyer, was born on July 24, 1750 in Newmarket. He is credited as being the originator of the saying "The cost of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance".
  • Sarah Curran, daughter of John Philpot Curran was the love of Irish rebel leader Robert Emmet. After her death in 1808 she was buried in the Protestant graveyard in Newmarket.
  • Ex-Cork footballer Danny Culloty
  • Ex-Cork Hurler Jerry Cronin
  • Irish international rugby player Tony Buckley
  • Noted Irish Republican Army Commandant Seán Moylan lived in Newmarket and initially captained the Newmarket company of Oglaigh na hEireann during the Anglo-Irish war
  • Kevin O'Driscoll, election agent for Irish President Michael D. Higgins in the 2011 Irish Presidential Election was born in High Street, Newmarket in 1946. He was Government Program Manager to the Irish Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht from 1993-1997. His late father Sean was a founder member of the local GAA club.

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Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Newmarket is twinned with:

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