Curraha

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Curraha (Irish: Currach Átha, meaning "the ford/crossing at the marshy/boggy area") is a small village located 4.5 km from Ashbourne and 4 km from Ratoath, County Meath, Ireland.

The area of Curraha stretches from the road towards Ratoath with the border not far from Ratoath Rugby pitch down to past Kilmoon Cross. It also stretches from Greenpark Bridge over to the N2 (along the 'Bog' of Curraha). In Curraha there is one school (St Andrew's NS, Curraha (opened 1952) Principal is Adrienne Darby. Curraha also has one Church (St Andrew's Church, built 1904), four cemeteries (Curraha, Crickstown, Kilbrew and Kilmoon), three local shops, two public houses (Swan's Bar & Lounge, The Snail Box Bar & Restaurant), a GAA Club, (hurling & football), located at Joe McDermott Park, a Tennis Club (located at Curraha Church car-park) and other clubs and organisations such as Curraha ICA. The Largo Foods/Perri/Tayto factory is located in Curraha on the Kilbrew Road. TaytoPark is also located in Curraha. There is a statue commemorating Paud O'Donoghue at the crossroads in Curraha, Paud was a blacksmith who participated in the 1798 rebellion. A ballad about his participation can be found at the weblink below.

Curraha Parish Pastoral Council[edit]

Curraha Parish Pastoral Council overlooks the running of the parish. It is involved in the liturgical and everyday running of the parish through its members. There is a parish centre and meeting room on the church grounds. The PPC meets at least once every month.

Curraha Foróige[edit]

Curraha Foróige started in September 2007 and ended in 2011

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Coordinates: 53°32′21″N 6°26′35″W / 53.53917°N 6.44306°W / 53.53917; -6.44306