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Curragh, the

the Curragh (kûr´əkh), undulating plain or common, 4,885 acres (1,977 hectares), Co. Kildare, E Republic of Ireland. It has been a military camp since 1646. The Curragh racecourse is Ireland's most famous horse-racing center. The region gave its name to the Curragh Incident or "Mutiny," in which many British army officers resigned (Mar., 1914) in an attempt to avoid possible operations in Ulster to enforce Home Rule.

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Curragh, the

Curragh, the a level stretch of open ground in County Kildare, Ireland, famous for its racecourse and military camp.
Curragh mutiny informal name for the event at the Curragh camp in March 1914, when 60 cavalry officers stationed there resigned their commissions in the belief that they were to be used to force Ulster to accept Home Rule.

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