Kildare, Ireland

The Story of the Curragh

The Story of the Curragh

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12 tour stops

1

Introduction

Welcome to The Story of the Curragh by Abarta Audioguides

4 min
2

Physical Geography of the Curragh

Hear how the Curragh was formed at the end of the Ice Age

4 min
3

Flora and Fauna of the Curragh

Discover the unique flora and fauna of the Curragh

6 min
4

The Archaeology of the Curragh

The wealth of archaeology around the Curragh show its importance over millennia

6 min
5

Myths and Legends of the Curragh

Myths and legends of the Curragh have been handed down across the centuries

4 min
6

History of the Curragh

Due to its strategic importance, the Curragh of Kildare has a complex history

7 min
7

Military History

From the 18th century onwards, the Curragh became home to regular military activity

7 min
8

Grazing on the Curragh

The Curragh has a long and unique history of being commonage pastureland

5 min
9

The Equine Industry

Since time immemorial, the Curragh has found favour with the equine fraternity.

4 min
10

Recreation on the Curragh

The Curragh has provided a location for many recreational pursuits over the years

5 min
11

A Curragh Miscellany

There are many other fascinating strands to the story of the Curragh.

3 min
12

Conclusion

Thank you for listening to this audio guide and we hope you enjoyed the Curragh

2 min

Overview

Situated in the heart of County Kildare the Curragh is a truly unique landscape. The circumstances by which this remarkable natural feature was created are fascinating and the combined forces of humankind and nature have shaped the Curragh over many millennia. What has resulted is an exceptional array of flora and fauna which is of international importance.

Crafted with the help of local historians and experts, our audiobook helps to tell the story of this remarkable landscape. You’ll find chapters on the physical geography, flora and fauna, archaeology, history, folklore, myths and legends, the military history, the equine industry and more.

This guide was made possible thanks to the invaluable work and input of Bridget Loughlin, AJ Mullowney, Hugh Crawford, Des Travers, Padraig Clancy, Matt McNamara, Guy Williams, Mario Corrigan, Mary O' Connor, Comdt Mick Moore, Cllr. Fiona McLoughlin Healy, Mark Weld, Reggie Darling, Fintan Darling and Fred Bradley.

Narrated by Gerry O'Brien.

Itinerary 5.5 km / 58 min

Offline map included

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