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senior member (history)
2016-04-10 18:31
awaiting decision
For many years people could point out a spot on the Curragh as the grave of a priest killed at the Rath in 1798. The body lay on the Curragh plain for several days because men were afraid to bury it. Then, however, a woman and a young boy made a hole and placed the body within. The tiny mound which marked the priest's resting place was levelled by one of the trainers living on the Curragh edge to make a gallop for race horses, so that now the place can only be guessed at.