Sarah Curran and the Robert Emmet Link

Sarah Curran (1782-1808) was born in Newmarket, Co. Cork and was the daughter of the prominent lawyer John Philpot Curran.

When living in Dublin, she fell in love with the United Irishman Robert Emmet who was executed in 1803.

Disowned by her father, Sarah Curran moved to Cork where in 1805 she married Captain Henry Sturgeon in the Church of St. Mary and All Saints, Glanmire, now in Cobh and Glanmire Union of Parishes.

Sadly, their infant child died and Sarah herself died in 1808 and is buried in Newmarket, Co. Cork.

Her story inspired Thomas Moore’s ballad ‘She is far from the land.’

Sarah Curran
Sarah Curran

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