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A recent publication by Brownstown native, Don Kelly, titled the same, Glories of the Curragh, relives, recalls and remembers the history, the life, the happenings, the folk, the structures and all the various sporting organisations from racing to Gaelic football, to rugby, to soccer, to golf, to pitch and putt, in fact any, and every sport that was played and enjoyed down the years.

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A Compendium of information about the Curragh of Kildare. Compiled by Curragh native Don Kelly this wonderful book compiles information on many aspects of the Curragh, including History, Horse Racing, Local Myths, St Brigid and other great names associated with the area.

Personalities in abundance from world famous jockeys, trainers and owners; to international sports men and women, to some of the footballers and hurlers who had connections, in many shapes and forms through the Defence Forces.

This publication is not just for those who could be widely described as ‘locals’ but is a fascinating read, and  will be enjoyed by many who possibly never set foot on the Shortgrass of the Curragh plains.

On top of that there are some brilliant colour pictures, many from bygone days; lots from recent times and many shot specially for the publication. Pictures that cover historic buildings such as the original wooden church, the Curragh Picture House that was burned down in 1989; well known and much loved premises such as Reggie’s Barbershop; many shots of the early days of the Curragh Racecourse, grandstand and much more.

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