Posted 22/09/2020

The Curragh Military Cemetery, County Kildare

Military graveyard on the Curragh of Kildare

It is located on the eastern side of the Curragh Camp, near Donnelly's Hollow on the road between Newbridge and Kilcullen.

Introduction

There are approximately 104 graves in the cemetary according to records,  mainly British servicemen who died at the camp during World War I.

The Lych-gate entrance is dated VR 1869. 
A pedestrian entrance to the left of the gate allows access to the cemetery.

The Curragh Military Cemetery, County Kildare

History

The Curragh Military Camp was the largest in Ireland
The Military Cemetery was last used in 1922

The Curragh has historically been a military assembly area, due to the wide expanse of the Curragh PlainIt is mentioned in the Annals of the Four Masters.

The Curragh Military Cemetery, County Kildare

Modern Day Camp

The Curragh Camp is now home to the Defence Forces Training Centre of the Irish Defence Forces.

The Curragh Military Cemetery, County Kildare

The Curragh Military Cemetery, County Kildare

The Curragh Military Cemetery, County Kildare

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