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Title: The remains of the Priory, John Philpot Curran's home.
Authors: Swords, Kieran
Keywords: John Philpot Curran
Robert Emmet
Sarah Curran
The Priory
Issue Date: 9-Nov-2005
Description: The remains of the Priory, John Philpot Curran's home is opposite the Hermitage, later Padraig Pearse's St Enda's school. It was originally named Holly Park, but when he purchased it, he renamed it the Priory, after a nickname of the Prior as head of his Order of St Patrick drinking club. He lived there for twenty seven years with his wife and cousin Sarah Creagh, but afer eight children she left him for Reverend Abraham Sandys. His daughter Sarah was briefly involved with Robert Emmet. Little remains of the house.
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