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), one local shop, 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. 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

Curraha Parish Pastoral Council overlooks the running of Curraha Parish. The PPC is involved in the liturgical and everyday running of the parish through its members: Fr Phil Gaffney, Paul O'Connor (Chairperson), Dermot Oates, Maura O'Connor (Secretary), Frances Duffy, Patricia Smith, Pat Doyle, Susan Keogh, Padraic O'Dowd. Recently the church/school car-park was resurfaced, the sacristy was refurbished and new lighting was installed in the church, clearance work was also carried out in Crickstown graveyard. A new Parish Centre and meeting room has been built on the church grounds. This centre is open to all groups in our parish who wish to use it for meetings etc. Work has also been carried out in St Andrew's cemetery to repair the footpaths and walkways. A new website has been launched, The PPC meets at least once every month. Curraha PPC welcomes all input from our parishioners and encourage people to get involved in the parish in any positive way they can.

Curraha Foróige

Curraha Foróige started in September 2007 and has been very successful since. An example is when the club P.R.O's in 07/08 and 08/09 won the 'Meath Foróige P.R.O of the Year' Amy Battersby and Eoin Joyce. The club meets every Friday night from 7:30pm to 9:00pm in Curraha Parish Hall. There are over 20 members in the club. The club is open to all in the community currently attending Secondary school. This year the club got is own website under the Meath Co. Council 'Communities Online Together programme'. It is a great club and has great hopes for the future and it welcomes all new members.

External links

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