or cur·agh, cur·ragh

[kuhr-uhkh, kuhr-uh]

Origin of currach

1400–50; late Middle English currok < Scots Gaelic curach, Irish currach boat; cf. coracle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for curragh

Historical Examples of curragh

  • As he stepped into the curragh the moon was rising above the mountains.

    Irish Fairy Tales

    Edmond Leamy

  • "He's obliged to be at the Curragh, at the meeting there," said Darby, answering for me.

  • The wife of Major Monk was a violet-eyed, jolly girl from the Curragh.


    Cynthia Stockley

  • She made a curragh for him, and he crossed over to Tory, but he did not get the cow.

    Ulster Folklore

    Elizabeth Andrews

  • Curragh, a boat made of basket or wicker work, covered with hides.

British Dictionary definitions for curragh


curagh or curragh

  1. a Scot or Irish name for coracle

Word Origin for currach

C15: from Irish Gaelic currach; compare coracle
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